GENERAL ELECTION INFORMATION
Ballots are being mailed out starting on Monday, October 15th. Ballots do NOT forward.
Please to GoVoteColorado.com to see if your mailing address is correct.
ELECTION INFORMATION AT YOUR FINGERTIPS
Enter your residential address and click on ‘Get a personalized ballot’.
Candidate and Ballot Issue information may be found at www.vote411.org.
League’s Ballot Issue Pro/Con Pamphlet
Voters will consider 13 statewide ballot measures — six put on by the Colorado General Assembly and seven by citizens.
Here is the League of Women Voters of Colorado’s a statewide Ballot Issue Pro/Con Pamphlet in
English and Spanish to view or download:
The AUDIO file for this document will be available at this location soon. Please check back.
LOCAL BALLOT ISSUE TABOR NOTICES
In addition to the statewide, local governments will have their own issues on the ballot. Denver, for example, has nine, including multi-country urban drainage questions. All county clerks issue a booklet entitled TABOR NOTICE on their local Ballot Issues that describes the issue, the pros/cons for each and fiscal impacts. Please reach out to your local County Clerk’s office to request one if you haven’t received yours in the mail. For a full look at all of the issues on your ballot, visit www.VOTE411.org.
WHERE’S MY BLUE BOOK? If you didn’t get your “blue book,” here’s how to get one
The blue book describes the 13 statewide ballot measures, the pros/cons for each and fiscal impacts.
Message from the CO SOS
Colorado voters receive “blue books” before an election, highlighting ballot measures and judges on the ballot. This year, however, there have been a couple of problems. A printer’s data processing settings defaulted to physical addresses instead of mailing addresses so in 36 counties where residents get their mail via Post Office boxes the books were not delivered. Other voters received their blue books but pages were missing. The Colorado Secretary of State’s office does not issue the blue books — that is done by the legislature’s nonpartisan Legislative Council. They report that 90,000 books have been resent and county clerks have been supplied with extra books. But because our office has received a number of inquiries from the media and citizens, we are advising voters on how to receive their blue books if they didn’t receive one.
To request a duplicate Blue Book E-mail the Legislative Council at email@example.com
JUDICIAL RETENTION ELECTION INFORMATION
The blue books also contain a section on the judges up for retention, and whether they met or failed to meet performance standards.
Some dates to consider:
- Oct. 15: First day that ballots can be mailed to in-state voters.
- Oct. 22: First day for counties to open voting service and polling centers, where Coloradans can vote in person, get a new ballot or even drop off their ballot.
- Oct. 29: Last day for individuals to submit a voter registration application to get a ballot in the mail. After that, they must go to a voter service and polling center in person.
- Nov. 6: Election Day. Postmarks don’t count — ballots must be to the clerk by 7 p.m.
Another source for candidate information is the political party.
VOTING AND BALLOTS
ALL REGISTERED VOTERS WILL RECEIVE A BALLOT IN THE MAIL
- Voters may complete the ballot and return it by mail, or take it to a drop-off location
- A mail ballot must be received by the county clerk no later than 7 PM on Election Day
Voter Service and Polling Centers will be located in each county to provide election services.
- Voter registration at any time up to and including Election Day
- Voters may change their address if registered elsewhere in Colorado
- Voters may drop off their completed ballot
- Voters may surrender their mail ballot and cast their vote in person
Voter Service and Polling Centers will be open at least 10 days before the Primary Election and at least 15 days prior to the General Election.
To vote in person, a voter must show an acceptable form of ID. When voting for the first time by mail, a voter may be required to send a copy of an acceptable form of ID.