CO Sec of State: General Election Ballots Mailed to Voters Beginning Today
DENVER, Colo- County clerks will begin mailing ballots to Colorado voters starting today. To limit the spread of COVID-19, Secretary of State Jena Griswold is encouraging Coloradans to return their voted ballot by drop box or mail.
“Voting in Colorado is safe, secure, and accessible, and it’s time for Coloradans to make their voices heard,” said Secretary of Griswold. “This election will be particularly unique because of the added access for Coloradans. Since 2018, across Colorado, drop boxes have increased by 55% and 42 voting centers have been added, enabling more Coloradans to have easy access to voting.”
Drop boxes and Voter Service and Polling Centers (VSPCs) must be open on Monday, October 19 for early voting but some counties may be opening some drop boxes and VSPCs earlier. This year, 383 drop boxes and 342 VSPCs will be available statewide for Colorado voters, an increase from 2018 of over 130 drop boxes. In addition to drop boxes funded by the Colorado Secretary of State’s office, many counties added boxes independently. To find the nearest drop box or VSPC, voters can use a search tool located on the Colorado Secretary of State’s website. For the first time, voters across the state can also track their ballots from when they are sent to when they are processed by signing up for BallotTrax at GoVoteColorado.gov.
Voted ballots must be received by county election officials by 7 p.m. on November 3. After October 26, voters are encouraged to return their ballot by drop box or VSPC rather than by mail to ensure their ballot is received before the deadline.
For those who prefer to vote in-person, the Secretary of State has issued election rules and guidance to help ensure voting in-person is as safe as possible, including PPE for poll workers and social distancing requirements.
It’s not too late to register to vote. To be mailed a ballot, please register by October 26. After that, eligible Coloradans can register and vote in-person through 7 p.m. on Election Day.
To register to vote, check your registration, or for election information, please visit www.GoVoteColorado.gov.
Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold
1700 Broadway, Suite 200, Denver CO 80290
www.sos.state.co.us | 303-894-2200