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Colorado
Secretary of State
Jena Griswold

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Colorado
Secretary of State
Jena Griswold

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Public Voter Data and Information Requests FAQs

Q1: Does the Secretary of State post my personal voter information online?

A1: No. The Secretary of State is, however, required by law to maintain certain pieces of information about registered voters, and some of this information is considered a "public record."

The Secretary of State is also required by law to provide "public record" information to people who ask for it without regard to how these people might use the information.

Q2: Will the Secretary of State give out all of my personal information to anyone who requests it?

A2: No. Certain information you provide when registering to vote is considered confidential, and will NOT be released to a member of the public who requests it. This confidential information includes, your social security number, driver's license number, month and day of birth, signature, and email address.

Q3: What information in my voter record is considered a "public record"?

A3: Several pieces of information in your voter record are considered a "public record." The Secretary of State is required by law to provide this information to any member of the public who requests it. This information includes, your full name, residential address, political party affiliation and date of affiliation, phone number (if provided by the voter), gender identity (if provided by the voter), birth year, and information about whether you have voted in prior elections.

Q4: What can I do if I believe releasing this public information may put me or my family at risk?

A4: If you believe that you or a member of your household will be exposed to criminal harassment or bodily harm because your voter information is publicly available, you may elect to become a confidential voter. Confidential voters' voting information will NOT be released to the public. To become a confidential voter, you must go to your local county clerk and recorder's office, fill out a voter confidentiality form, and pay a $5.00 fee. Refer to this list of county clerk and recorder offices for the necessary contact information.

Survivors of domestic violence, sexual offenses, or stalking may also consider enrolling in the Colorado Address Confidentiality Program. Voters who are part of this program will NOT have any of their voter information released to the public.

Q5: Where can I obtain information on the number of registered voters in Colorado?

A5: The Secretary of State maintains some statistical summary information on current and historical voter registration. Please refer to the Voter Registration Statistics for more information.

Q6: Where can I find information about purchasing voter's information?

A6: The Secretary of State's website has a chart describing the types of information which is available, the frequency with which it can be provided, and the fees charged for the information. Please refer to the Elections Division Fee Schedule for the charges associated with obtaining this information.

Please contact your local county election official for county-specific requests.

Q7: Where can I find out which voters have received a mail ballot?

A7: All active registered voters receive a mail ballot. Local county election officials maintain voting records, conduct elections, and can provide reports and exports listing the voters who have received a ballot in their county.

Q8: Where can I find out which voters have voted their mail ballots?

A8: For countywide contests, all facets of mail ballot processing is completed by the local county election official. As such, all requests for countywide reports and exports should be directed to the local county election official.

For statewide contests, please refer to the Secretary of State's website for a chart describing the types of information which is available, the frequency with which the information can be provided, and the fees charged for the information. Please refer to the Elections Division Fee Schedule for the charges associated with obtaining this information.

Q9: Where can I find out which voters have voted at a Voter Service and Polling Center ("VSPC") location?

A9: For countywide contests, local county election officials oversee voting at VSPC locations. Election officials can provide reports or exports which portrays voters who voted in-person at selected VSPCs. The report is available after in-person voting begins through the close of the election.

For statewide contests, a chart describing what information is available, the frequency with which it can provided, and the fees charged for providing information is located on the Secretary of State's website. Please refer to the Elections Division Fee Schedule for the charges associated with obtaining this information.

Q10: How can I track voting on Election Day?

A10: For countywide contests, voter participation on Election Day is usually monitored by poll watchers at voting sites. This information may also be transmitted through updates from a local county election office. The best bet is to contact your local county election official for guidance.

For statewide contests, a chart describing what information is available, the frequency with which it can provided, and the fees charged for providing information is located on the Secretary of State's website. Please refer to the Elections Division Fee Schedule for the charges associated with obtaining this information.

Q11: If I am a member of the media can I obtain voter information at a reduced cost?

A11: Accredited representatives of media and academic institutions can receive data requests at a reduced cost from the Secretary of State. Please contact our Public Information Officer for specific details or requests.

Q12: How can I request bulk voter registration information?

A12: A chart describing what information is available, the frequency with which it can provided, and the fees charged for providing information is located on the Secretary of State's website. Please refer to the Elections Division Fee Schedule for the charges associated with obtaining this information.