Upcoming Elections

There is a Colorado Coordinated Election (municipal races, school board, and ballot initiatives) on November 2, 2021

Election Rules

Voter Registration Deadline: 8 days before Election Day online or by mail, election-day registration is available if voting in-person

Colorado mails a ballot to every registered voter. For those who prefer to vote in-person, early voting in Colorado starts 15 days before Election Day.

Early voting and ballot drop-box locations can be found on your county elections website, find your county’s website here.

Colorado’s Address Confidentiality Program allows survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking a legal substitute address for voter registration. Learn more here.

Restoration of Voting Rights After Felony Convictions: The right to vote is automatically restored to felons after they are released from incarceration.

ID Requirements for Voting: ID is required for in-person voters. First-time voters voting by mail must also submit a photocopy of their ID with their mail-in ballot.

Ranked Choice Voting: Some cities in Colorado use ranked choice voting for local elections.

Time Off to Vote Law: Employees are eligible for up to two hours paid time off to vote if they do not have sufficient time to vote outside of working hours. Learn more here.

Absentee Voting: All Colorado voters receive vote-by-mail ballots, applications are required if ballot needs to be mailed to a place other than your usual address. Change of address applications must be submitted at least 8 days before Election Day.

Gender Gaps in Representation

Colorado ranks 2nd in the country for women’s representation in State Legislatures.

Colorado Congressional Delegation

Colorado State Legislature

Voter Turnout

Colorado had much higher turnout than the United States overall in the 2016 Election.

Percent Voter Turnout by Gender

Percent Voter Turnout by Race

Other races not shown due to population size