Counting Down to the 2019 Election:

Mark Your Calendar and Make a Voting Plan!

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It’s been almost a year since the historic 2018 election and if there’s one thing we’ve learned it’s that state and local politics matter. With so many threats coming down from the Trump administration, we need bold leaders and policies in place to protect our Colorado way of life. And this election, we have the opportunity to move Colorado forward in some big ways.

Important ballot measures and local races will be on the ballot this November 5th. The stakes are high — but with your help, we can make sure the best policies and people win!

Thankfully, voting in Colorado couldn’t be easier!

We have mail-in ballots which means you can vote from the comfort of your own home! If you are registered at your current address, you should receive a ballot in the mail. 

You can also vote in person at a voter service and polling center. You can register online or in person on the same day you vote. 

Here are a few helpful tips and key dates for voting in this year’s election:

  • Plan ahead and don’t wait.

    Decide whether you’ll vote by mail or in person. You can make sure that you are registered to vote at your current address by clicking here. You can also use this website to register to vote.


    Mail-in ballots require two stamps for postage, and you must sign the back of the envelope to validate your vote.

  • Not sure who to vote for?

    We’ve got you covered. Conservation Colorado has a strong track record of endorsing pro-conservation candidates and winning in state and county elections. Take a look at our current endorsements to help inform your decisions.

  • Friday, October 11

    Ballots are mailed to all Colorado voters.

    • You can mail back your ballot — postage required — or deposit it at a drop-box site or Voter Service and Polling Center (VSPC). Find your closest VSPC here.
  • Monday, October 28

    Voter Service and Polling Centers Open; last day to register to vote or update your voting information and still receive a ballot by mail.

    • You can register to vote, update your voter information, get a replacement ballot, or vote in person at any Voter Service and Polling Center (VSPC) in your county. Click here to find a VSPC near you.
    • After Monday, October 28th, it’s too late to mail back your ballot and we recommend turning in your ballot in at a dropbox or VSPC. To find a dropbox or Voter Service and Polling Center (VSPC) near you, click here.
    • Ballots must be received by 7 PM on Election Day: Tuesday, November 5th. Postmarks will not count.
  • Tuesday, November 5


    • Voters must be in line by 7 PM to register to vote or vote in person. Mail-ballots must be turned in to election officials by 7 PM (no postmarks!).

Frequently Asked Questions About Voting in Colorado

  • Who is eligible to vote in Colorado?

    You are eligible to vote in Colorado if you:

    • Are 18 years of age or older at the time of the election
    • Are a United States States citizen
    • Have resided in Colorado 22 days prior to the election 
    • Are not serving a sentence of confinement, detention, or parole for a felony conviction
  • How do I register to vote?

    Every eligible voter has two options for registering. 

    1. Register to vote online:

    • If you have a Colorado driver’s license or state-issued identification card, you can register to vote here

    2. Register to vote in person:

    • Starting on Monday, October 28th, you can visit any VSPC in your county to register to vote and cast a ballot. 
    • You can register to vote up to and on Election Day, November 5th — but be sure to get in line before the VSPC closes at 7 PM.
    • Find your closest VSPC here.
  • How do I vote?

    Every person who is registered to vote in the state of Colorado has two options for voting.

    1. Vote by mail:
    – Every voter registered by October 28th should receive a ballot in the mail. If you do not receive your ballot, you can go to any VSPC in your county to get a replacement ballot or vote in person.

    • You can return your ballot by mail — remember to include postage; it takes two stamps! 
      • All ballots must be received by 7:00 PM on Election Day, November 5th. Postmarks DO NOT count.
    • You can deposit your ballot at a drop box or VSPC near you. Find your closest VSPC here.

    2. Vote in person:
    – If you did not receive a ballot in the mail, lost or ruined your mail ballot, or want to vote in person, visit any VSPC in your county of residence. Find your closest VSPC here.

  • Have more questions?

    To learn more about voting in Colorado, and your rights as a voter, click here.

    You can also call the voter hotline with any problems or questions at:

    • ENGLISH : 866-OUR-VOTE | 866-687-8683
    • SPANISH : 888-VE-Y-VOTA | 888-839-8682

Just Vote! Colorado Election Protection is a non-partisan voter assistance project and is not affiliated with or promoting any party, candidate or ballot issue. Just Vote! Colorado is not affiliated with or responsible for the content of this piece.