Voter Registration in Colorado
The Colorado Department of State (DOS) provides several ways to register to vote, including online registration.
Colorado residents can also register to vote by mail, email, fax, or in person at various locations throughout the state, including the Colorado Department of Revenue - Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV).
Voter Eligibility in Colorado
In order to register to vote in Colorado, you must be:
- A United States citizen.
- A Colorado resident who has lived in the state for at least 22 days before the election in which you plan to vote.
- At least 18 years old by the date of the next election.
You CANNOT vote if you are currently serving a sentence of confinement for a felony.A law change allows you the right to register to vote once you have completed your period of incarceration. Anyone in jail awaiting trial, may also register to vote and vote.
Register to Vote in Colorado
Colorado residents can register to vote:
- Only if you have a CO driver's license or ID card issued by the Colorado DMV.
- By mail, by fax, or by email.
- In person.
To register to vote online, you MUST have either:
- A valid Colorado driver's license.
- A Colorado ID card issued by the DMV.
The state requires your driver's license or ID card number for verification before you can proceed with the rest of the online registration process.
Find all the information you need to finish your moving requirements with the DMV.
By Mail, Fax, or E-mail
You can register to vote in person at:
- Your county clerk's office.
- A CO DMV office when you apply for or renew your driver's license.
- Public assistance offices.
- Military recruitment offices.
- Voter service and polling centers.
After you register to vote you can verify your registration online.
Military, Overseas & Out-of-State CO Voters
Members of the military, Colorado residents living overseas, and out-of-state college students can also register to vote in Colorado.
Military & Overseas Voter Registration
If you are a Colorado citizen in the military or living overseas, you can register to vote using:
- The Go Vote Colorado website.
- You must have a CO driver's license or an ID from the CO DMV.
- You can register to vote, request a ballot, and/or update your voter information.
- The Voter Registration and Absentee Ballot Request Federal Post Card Application (Form 76).
- Mail the application to your county clerk's office.
- You can register to vote AND request an absentee ballot using this form.
NOTE: If you are an overseas voter, provide both your residential CO address AND your current overseas mailing address.
Deadlines and Ballots
You can register until and including the date of the election.
However, if you are requesting a ballot by mail, your registration form must be received by close on the 7th day before the election.
NOTE: You can also receive your ballot by fax or email. To receive your ballot by fax, you'll need to give a fax number to your county elections office and include the international prefix and country code.
To request a ballot by email, you'll need to provide an e-mail address where the ballot can be sent.
If you would like to change your party affiliation you must do so no less than 29 days before the election.
Out-of-state residents who maintain their permanent residence in Colorado can register to vote online, by mail, by fax, or by email. Please see Register to Vote in Colorado above to learn how.
If you are a college student from Colorado, you can choose where to register to vote:
- From your permanent home address.
- In the county and/or state where you attend school.
You CANNOT register to vote in more than one location.
Deadlines to Register to Vote in CO
Colorado voter registration deadlines are based on the registration method. You can register:
- At a voter registration drive: Until 22 days before the election.
- Online or by mail: At least 8 days prior to the election.
- At a voter service and polling center: Up to and including Election Day.
Remember, when you go to vote, bring a current proof of ID.
Change Your CO Voter Registration
If you move or change your name or want to change your party affiliation, you must to update your Colorado voter registration information.
When you move to a new address, you can update your voter registration in several ways:
- Online on the Go Vote Colorado website.
- You must have a CO driver's license or Department of Revenue ID.
If you need to change your address close to or on Election Day, you can do so in person at a voter service and polling center.
See Register to Vote in Colorado above.
Party Affiliation Changes
If you wish to change your party affiliation you can go to the Secretary of State website.
CO Voter Registration Card
You can access and print your voter record from the Go Vote Colorado website.
For a copy of your certificate of registration, contact your county clerk's office.