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Secretary of State
Wayne W. Williams

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Picture of the Colorado State Seal.

Secretary of State
Wayne W. Williams


Election Fact Sheet

1. How do I get my ballot?

Every voter now receives a mail ballot. If you want to vote at the polls, you can surrender your mail ballot and vote in-person at a voter service and polling center. To do so, go to www.GoVoteColorado.com to find your polling locations.

You can also go to www.GoVoteColorado.com to check your status. Log into your voter record, which will show whether your mail ballot has been sent. If you have more questions about the status of your mail ballot, please contact your county clerk and recorder.

2. If I don’t vote on a candidate or question, will my other votes still be counted?

Yes. You are not required to cast a vote in every race or on every question. If you choose to leave a race or a question blank, the rest of the votes on your ballot will still be counted.

3. Will my mail ballot be counted? I heard that mail ballots might not be counted.

Every valid mail ballot is counted. Be sure to sign the envelope when you return your mail ballot.

If you recently registered for the first time, you will need to provide a copy of your ID along with your mail ballot. Your county clerk will have provided instructions about the ID requirement along with your ballot.

Also, be sure that your county clerk receives your ballot no later than 7:00 PM on Election Day. If you are not sure if your ballot will arrive in time, drop it off in person. Contact your county clerk and recorder for drop-off locations.

4. What are the rules about campaigning in or near polling places?

State law prohibits electioneering within 100 feet of the entrance to a polling place. This means that anyone who is advocating for the election or defeat of a candidate or a ballot issue must be at least 100 feet away from the entrance to the polling place.

5. What kinds of ID can I use to vote?

See the list of acceptable forms of ID.

6. If I didn’t vote in the last election, am I still registered to vote?

Yes. If you did not vote in the last election, you are still registered and eligible to vote. Your county clerk will mail you a ballot unless the post office provides information that you have moved. Go to www.GoVoteColorado.com to make sure your registration information is up-to-date.