Democracy cannot happen without each of us doing our part. Take the pledge to vote this year and go ALL IN to Vote.
Whether you want to verify your registration or you are registering to vote for the first time, a great place to start is on the Colorado Secretary of State website. On this site you can:
Registering to vote is pretty simple. All you need is to:
You can register to vote at any time up to and including on Election Day at the Colorado Secretary of State’s website or in person at a Voter Service and Polling Center.
Now that you're registered to vote, you need to know how, when, and where to vote.
Colorado mails out ballots to all registered voters, so you can mail them in or drop them off at an official ballot box. Those locations will be listed in the information provided with your ballot. Or you can look them up based on your county. Just Vote Colorado has a list of both polling locations and ballot drop box locations and more FAQs (frequently asked questions) in English and Spanish to help you through the process.
Now comes the fun part. Voting! We know it can seem overwhelming to review all of the information you need to know to make informed decisions. So, start now and be prepared.
Registered voters will also get a Colorado Ballot Informational Booklet (Bluebook) in the mail (English and Spanish). This provides non-partisan information about proposed amendments and propositions, as well as Judicial Performance Evaluations and contact information for local election officials. This will give you more information about each item on the ballot and what it means and the arguments for and against it.
Check out Ballotpedia.org to learn more about the candidates and ballot measures for this election. This will include local measures as well (city and county). There's a lot to research and review. Don't just rely on ads or what others say. Do your research and choose the candidates that you feel best to represent you and your values. Research what issues they are for and against and pick the candidate that aligns best for you. After all, we are choosing people to represent us in our government.
Voting is a great way to help your community. Did you know there is more that you can do? If you feel passionate about a ballot measure or candidate, volunteer to help their campaign or write letters/postcards to help inform other voters. You can also volunteer to be a poll worker. And, remind others to take the pledge and vote in the upcoming election!