Guide: Registering to Vote in Colorado
Get out and Vote for LGBTQ+ Rights!
Who we elect matters when it comes to advancing equality for LGBTQ+ Coloradans and their families. Whether it’s protecting LGBTQ+ young people, or removing barriers transgender Coloradans face every day, elected officials are in a position to improve — or harm — the lives of LGBTQ+ Coloradans and their families.
Voting is one of the most important ways that we can shape the future of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer equality in Colorado. By voting in every election, and voting your whole ballot, we can continue to elect pro-equality champions who will fight for all LGBTQ+ Coloradans. Use the links below or visit onecolorado.turbovote.org to access all the resources you need (available in English and Spanish) to make your plan to vote.
- Register to vote online - https://onecolorado.turbovote.org/
- Review and/or update your voter registration - https://onecolorado.turbovote.org/check-your-registration/voter-info
- Pre-register (for ages 16 & 17) - https://onecolorado.turbovote.org/pledge-to-register/voter-info
- Who is eligible to vote in CO?
- US citizens who are 18 years of age or older and live in CO 22 days before the election (Oct. 17th).
- Who is eligible to register to vote in CO?
- U.S. citizens who are 18 years of age or older* who live in Colorado for at least 1 day (meaning you can move to Colorado and get registered on the same day if you meet the other eligibility requirements!) and are not currently serving a sentence for a felony conviction (learn more – VotingWithConviction.org).
- *16 and 17 year-olds can preregister to vote! It’s the same process as registering to vote and your registration automatically activates when a person becomes eligible to vote! Use the “Pledge” button above.
- When to update your voter registration?
- You’ve recently moved – You should update your voter registration each time you move to ensure you receive your ballot at your current address.
- You will be out of state during the election – You can register to vote/update your voter registration and indicate the address where you’d like your ballot to be sent. This can be an out of state address. Once your ballot arrives, get it in the mail by October 31st to ensure it is received by 7 p.m. on Election Day – postmarks don’t count!
- What do I need to register or update my voter registration online?
- You need a Colorado license or ID card OR the last 4 digits of your Social Security Number.
How to Vote:
- Check your registration is up to date
- Ballots are mailed beginning Monday, Oct. 17th
- Check your ballot for directions on where your nearest drop box or Voter Service and Polling Center (VSPC) is located
- Mail your ballot on or before Monday, Oct. 31st. Your ballot must be received by 7pm on Nov. 8th – postmarks on mail-in-ballots don’t count!
- Vote by drop box or at a VSPC before 7pm on Nov. 8th
What if my right to vote is challenged?
- If an election judge or anyone else challenges your right to vote at a Voter Service and Polling Center, you still have the right to cast a regular ballot. If you make an oath attesting to your eligibility to vote to an election judge, you must be allowed to cast a regular ballot. If you don’t want to answer the questions about your eligibility, you still have a right to cast a provisional ballot.
- If you are challenged or you see people being challenged at a VSPC, please call the voter hotline at 1 866 OUR VOTE (1-866-687-8683) or 1-888-VE-Y-VOTA (1-888-839-8682).
Voting while Trans
- Transgender, nonbinary and gender diverse Coloradans should not face barriers when registering to vote or casting a ballot. Check out One Colorado’s Trans Voter Registration Guide.
- More questions? Visit justvotecolorado.org for more information!
- Just Vote FAQs in English: https://justvotecolorado.org/faqs/
- Just Vote FAQs in Spanish: https://justvotecolorado.org/faqs-espanol/
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