PRIMARY ELECTION
JUNE 28, 2016

GENERAL ELECTION NOVEMBER 8, 2016

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PRIMARY INFORMATION

COLORADO PRIMARY ELECTION DAY: JUNE 28, 2016

EARLY VOTING BEGINS JUNE 20, 2016

REQUIREMENTS TO VOTE IN THE PRIMARY:


You must be affiliated with a political party in order to vote for that party's nominees in the primary.
Affiliated voters who wish to change their party affiliation must do so by May 27.
Unaffiliated voters may affiliate with a political party anytime before or on June 28.

CLICK HERE TO LOOK UP OR CHANGE YOUR PARTY AFFILIATION

HOW TO VOTE IN THE PRIMARY:
  1. Every voter in Colorado automatically receives a ballot in the mail for every election they are eligible to vote in. Fill out your ballot and either take it to a drop-off site or mail it back. The locations of drop-off sites for the primary election will be posted on this website (www.justvotecolorado.org) in May.

  2. To receive a ballot by mail, you must update your voter registration to affiliate with a political party by June 20. From June 20 to June 28, unaffiliated voters may affiliate with a political party and cast a ballot in-person at a Voter Service & Polling Center (VSPC).

  3. If you wish to vote in-person, you can do so at a Voter Service and Polling Center (VSPC). At least one VSPC will be open in your county for the primary election starting on June 20th and ending at 7PM on June 28th. The locations of VSPCs will be posted on this website (www.justvotecolorado.org) in May.

Questions and Answers

What will I vote for in the primary?
The primary election is when you can cast a ballot for candidates running for federal, state, and local offices within your political party. Candidates on the primary ballot are nominated through the caucus and assembly process, or petitioned onto the primary ballot. Candidates who win the primary election will go onto the ballot for the general election. Please note that your party's presidential nominees will not be on the ballot. Selecting presidential nominees in Colorado is done through caucuses, which were held on March 1, 2016.

Will I receive a ballot in the mail for the primary election?
Yes. All registered voters who affiliate with a political party before June 20 will receive a ballot via mail. Complete your ballot and return by mail or at a designated dropbox. Alternatively, you can vote in person at a Voter Service and Polling Center (VSPC). A list of all VSPC and ballot dropbox locations will be available on this website in May.

How can I check to make sure my mailing address is correct?
Click here to look up the address where your ballot will be mailed. If you have a Colorado driver's license or ID, you can update your mailing address on this website. If you do not have a Colorado driver's license or ID, you can change your mailing address by completing this form and returning it to your county clerk via mail, fax, or email. If you cannot locate your voter registration record, please contact your county clerk and recorder's office.

How can I look up or change my party affiliation?
Click here to look up your party affiliation. If you have a Colorado driver's license or ID, you can update your party affiliation on this website. If you do not have a Colorado driver's license or ID, you can change your party affiliation by completing this form and returning it to your county clerk via mail, fax, or email. If you cannot locate your voter registration record, please contact your county clerk and recorder's office.

Can I vote in person?
Yes. You can vote in person at a Voter Service and Polling Center (VSPC) beginning on June 20, 2016. Check back in May for a list of VSPCs and their hours of operation.

How do I know if I am registered to vote?
Visit www.govotecolorado.com to check your registration status.

What if I am not a registered voter?
If you have a Colorado driver's license or ID, you can register online by visiting www.govotecolorado.com. If you do not have a Colorado driver's license or ID, you can fill out a paper application (available at www.govotecolorado.com) and return it to your county clerk via mail, fax, or email. Alternatively, you can register in person at your county clerk’s office.

I will be out of town during the primary election. Can I still vote?
Yes. If you have a valid Colorado driver's license or ID, you can designate an alternate mailing address by visiting the Secretary of State's website. If you do not have a valid Colorado driver's license or ID, you can fill out a paper application, available here, and return it to your county clerk's office by mail, email, or fax.

Do I have to show my ID to vote in person?
Yes, identification IS required in order to vote in person. Click here to find out what types of documents are accepted.

I am an unaffiliated voter. Can I vote for either the Republican or Democratic Party candidates in the primary?
No. Unaffiliated voters are not permitted to participate in the primary election. In order to participate in the primary election, you must be affiliated with a political party. Unaffiliated voters can affiliate with their desired party anytime before (or on) June 28. Affiliated voters who wish to change their party affiliation must do so by May 27.

Need Help Voting?

Voter Hotline

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Information last updated March 29, 2016. If information changes, locations are added, or times change, this page will be updated.