Q1. If my home is in foreclosure,
will I be allowed to vote?
A1. Every eligible elector has the right to vote in Colorado.
The fact that your home is in foreclosure has no bearing on your right to
vote. It may, however, affect where you vote.
Q2. I received a notice of
foreclosure. Is voter registration affected?
A2. A foreclosure notice does not affect residence for the
purposes of voter registration. You may register, or remain registered to
vote at your current address.
Q3. What if I am no longer
living in the house for which I received a foreclosure notice?
A3. You may register, or remain registered to vote at the
address of the property in foreclosure unless you establish a new
Q4. I established a new permanent
residence due to foreclosure. Do I need to update my registration?
A4. If you left your home and adopted a new permanent residence
prior to the registration deadline, you will need to update your voter
registration and vote in the precinct for your new residence. Colorado
electors may now update their voter registration records, including address
information, online at www.GoVoteColorado.com.
If you do not update your residence
information before the registration deadline, you may complete a Certificate of
Registration - Change of Address Form at your county clerk and recorder's
office to update your information and vote in your new precinct.
Q5. What is the voter registration
A5. Colorado law allows you to register to vote through
Election Day. But please note that how you register to vote
matters. The appropriate deadlines are:
- You may submit an application
through the mail, a voter registration agency, a local driver’s license
examination facility, or a voter registration drive no later than 22 days
before an election.
- You may register through www.GoVoteColorado.com through the 8th day before the election.
- You may register to vote by
appearing in-person at a voter service and polling center through Election Day.
- You may change or withdraw your
party affiliation no later than 29 days before the election.
Q6. How do I register to vote or
update my voter registration?
A6. If you have a Colorado State driver's license or ID card
issued by the Department of Revenue you may register to vote online at www.GoVoteColorado.com. If you are already a registered voter in Colorado
you may confirm your registration at this website. Once your registration is
verified, you may update your address, party affiliation or permanent mail-in
ballot status online as well.
Printable voter registration forms
are also available on the Secretary of State's web site, county clerk and
recorder offices, and any federal post office that provided voter registration
applications. You may mail, fax, or scan and email your complete and signed
form to your county clerk and recorder's office.
Voter registration is also offered
- A Colorado Department of Motor
Vehicle office when you apply for a driver's license, or update your driver's
- All offices that provide public
assistance; offices that provide state funded programs primarily engaged in
providing services to persons with disabilities.
- Recruitment offices of the armed
forces of the United States.
- Any federal, state local government,
or nongovernment office that chooses to provide voter registration service or applications.
Q7. What does "residence"
mean for purposes of voter registration and voting?
A7. When applied to voter registration, the term
"residence" generally means the principal or primary home or place in
which a person lives. A residence is a permanent building or part of a
building and may include a house, apartment, condominium, room in a house,
mobile home, or building. A homeless elector may use any address within a
specific precinct that he/she regularly returns to and has the intent to remain.
You must have a residence in order to register to vote. Once that residence is
established, it exists until a new residence is established. However, you
may not have more than one residence.
This guide serves as a reference only and is not a substitute for applicable laws and rules.