You are eligible to vote if you:
- will be 18 years of age or older at the time of the next election,
- are a United States citizen,
- have resided in Colorado 22 days immediately before the election at which you intend to vote,
- are not serving a sentence of confinement, detention, or parole for a felony conviction.
Why do I have to register to vote?
Voter registration is a means of determining the candidates and issues for which each voter is eligible to vote. Most states require voters to register to vote a certain number of days before Election Day. Voter Registration also protects the integrity of the ballot box by preventing voting in multiple jurisdictions.
When is the last day to register to vote before an election?
Colorado law allows you to register to vote through Election Day. But please note that how you register to vote matters.
- If you register to vote by mail or online through www.govotecolorado.com at least 8 days before an election conducted by your county clerk and recorder, the clerk will automatically mail you a ballot.
- If you register after the 8th day before an election conducted by your county clerk and recorder, you must visit one of the Voter Service and Polling Centers in your county to get a ballot.
- If you register to vote through a voter registration drive, your application must be submitted no later than 22 days before an election.
- You may register to vote by appearing in-person at a voter service and polling center through Election Day.
How do I register to vote?
Online or Remote:
Registering to vote is free and easy. If you have a Colorado State driver's license or ID card issued by the Department of Revenue you may register to vote online at www.govotecolorado.com. If you are already a registered voter in Colorado you may confirm your registration at this website. Once your registration is verified, you can use your driver’s license number to update your address and party affiliation online as well.
Printable voter registration forms are also available on the Secretary of State's web site. You can obtain a paper voter registration form at your county clerk’s office. You may mail, fax, or scan and email your complete and signed form to your county clerk’s office.
Voter registration is also offered at:
- A Colorado Department of Motor Vehicle office when you apply for a driver's license, or update your driver's license information.
- All offices that provide public assistance, including offices that provide state funded programs primarily engaged in providing services to persons with disabilities.
- Recruitment offices of the armed forces of the United States.
- Any federal, state local government, or nongovernment office that chooses to provide voter registration service or applications. A voter service and polling center.
If I am already registered to vote, do I need to register before each election?
If you have already registered to vote, you do not need to register again. But if you moved, you must update your voter registration with your new residence. Colorado electors may update their voter registration records, including address information, online at www.govotecolorado.com.
What does residence mean for purposes of voter registration and voting?
When applied to voter registration, the term residence generally means the principal or primary home or place in which a person lives. A residence is a permanent building or part of a building and may include a house, apartment, condominium, room in a house, mobile home, or building. An elector who has no fixed permanent address may use any address that he or she considers a “home base” where the elector regularly returns to and has the intent to remain. You must provide a legal residence or “home base” to register to vote. Once that residence is established, it exists until a new residence is established. But you may not have more than one legal residence.
How do I change my residence?
If you have a Colorado driver's license or ID card issued by the Department of Revenue you may update your address online at www.govotecolorado.com. In addition, you may complete and submit a letter or voter registration form (PDF) to your county clerk and recorder, either by mail, fax, email or in person. You may also appear in-person at a voter service and polling center and update or change your address immediately prior to or on Election Day. For more information, please contact your County Election Office.
For other questions regarding registration and voting requirements, please go to the
Colorado Secretary of States website: