Colorado has a unique and nationally recognized voter-centric model for elections. For elections conducted by the County Clerk (Primaries, General, Presidential or odd-year coordinated November election), every active voter will receive their ballot by mail. Vote centers become available early and through election day for full voter services: registration, ballot replacement, accessible voting, etc. So the steps to vote are easy:
1. Register or update your voter registration.
2. Review your ballot.
3. Mail or drop off your ballot.
Need help? Go to govotecolorado.gov for online registration information, voting locations and sample ballots.
2021 Coordinated November Election (dates may be updated once the 2021 election calendar is published in January 2021)
Saturday September 18th
Military and absentee voter ballots mailed
Friday October 8th
Ballots mailings begin- view your sample ballot at www.govotecolorado.gov
Monday October 18th
Vote centers open- look for your county locations at www.govotecolorado.gov
Tuesday October 26th
Drop off, rather than mail your ballot starting on this date to ensure you ballot is returned in time. For locations check your ballot instructions.
You can track your ballot status at www.govotecolorado.gov
Tuesday November 2nd- ELECTION DAY- Last chance to vote
What ballot will I receive?
Your ballot will have state-wide initiatives and referenda, local municipal and special district ballot issue questions. This is based on your residence address and the districts you live in. Voters should take care to review the ballot instructions and their ballot carefully as they may receive more than one ballot page with content on both sides.
Once the ballots are finalized, you can access your sample ballot at www.govotecolorado.gov
Track Your Ballot
All Colorado Voters can track their ballot and will receive notifications from the Secretary of State's system. For more information or to look up your status go to www.colorado.ballottrax.net Note: Denver voters have a distinct system at https://ballottrace.org/
Statewide Ballot Measures
Ballot Information Booklet (Blue Book) - this will be updated for 2021 in late September 2021.
Downloadable documents on the measures, and fiscal information.
Voters can access in person/vote center, mail ballot, or accessible online voting options in Colorado. In 2019, The Colorado General Assembly passed Senate Bill 19-202 that provides an online ballot marking system. See SOS Accessible Voting webpage for details.
Voters with a disability can now vote an electronic ballot independently and privately from their own home or other location.
How do I access my electronic ballot?
During the 22 days before and on election day you can access your electronic ballot or view your sample ballot at myballot.sos.colorado.gov. Once on the website you will be guided through a step by step process to vote and return your ballot.
How do I vote my electronic ballot?
During the 22 days before and on election day, the electronic ballot access website, myballot.sos.colorado.gov, will guide you through the process of voting your ballot. Once you have voted your ballot, you must print the completed ballot, print the accessible ballot application provided, and then sign the accessible ballot application. All of these materials must be returned together. You may return your printed ballot materials in person to either a county drop-box or voter service and polling center or through the mail. Your ballot and application must be received no later than 7 PM on election day.