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The Primary Election determines which major party candidates will appear on the November General Election Ballot. Colorado State Statute requires major political parties (Democratic and Republican Parties) to participate. Furthermore, ballots are required to be sent even if there are no candidates and/or no competitive races on a specific ballot style. Primary Elections are conducted for Minor political parties only if they have more than one candidate running for the same office.
In the Primary Election, only voters affiliated with political parties cast a ballot for their party's candidate for each office. The winning candidate is placed on the November General Election ballot and is considered that party's nominee. The deadline to switch party affiliation varies by election, but unaffiliated voters can declare a party and receive a ballot up to and including Election Day.
Make sure your registered and your address is current. Ballots are not forwarded by the U.S. Postal Service. You can register, confirm or change your voter registration information at GoVoteColorado.com. You may also register to vote at any Voter Service Polling Center, and Jeffco Motor Vehicle office and the Elections Office in Golden.
The deadline to register online and receive a ballot by mail varies by election. After the cutoff date you can still register online, but will need to visit a Voter Service Poling Center in order to receive a ballot.
You must have declared a party - Democrat or Republican - to receive a ballot. The deadline to switch parties varies by election, please check back to this site for updated information. Unaffiliated voters may choose to affiliate and vote up to and including election day.
For a quick look at what's on your ballot and the current status of your ballot, use our My Voter Lookup search tool.
Colorado voters approved Proposition 108 in 2016, which allows Unaffiliated voters to receive the Primary Election ballots of all major political parties that are participating in a Primary Election.
This year, unaffiliated voters will receive the Primary Election ballots for both the Democratic and Republican Parties. You may vote and return only one of the ballots. If you return more than one party’s ballot, your vote will not be counted.
Under Colorado statutes (Title 1-7.5-107(5)(c()C.R.S.) voter's signatures on their ballot envelope must be verified against the signature that we have on file for that voter. If you are concerned about the privacy of your signature in the mail system, we encourage you to return your ballot to one of our ballot drop-off locations or Voter Service Polling Centers.
All Primary ballots must be received by 7 p.m. on Primary Election Day. Voters can return their Primary ballot by mail with a 47 cent or forever stamp. Ballots may be returned at any designated ballot drop-off site or Voter Service Polling Center. If you are dropping off your ballot at one of these locations a stamp is not needed.
You may request a replacement ballot by calling us at 303-271-8111 or by visiting any of our Voter Service Polling Centers. The last day we can mail you a ballot varies by election. After that date you will need to come in-person to one of our Voter Service and Polling Centers.
If you are issued a replacement ballot, we will void your original ballot. Please request a replacement ballot instead of erasing, using correction fluid or scribbling over mistakes on your ballot.
Voting Service Polling Center services:
Under Colorado statutes, there are exemptions to telephone solicitation, and political calls are one of them. Calls are permitted that are made for the sole purpose of urging support for or opposition to a political candidate or ballot issue or made of the sole purpose of conducting political polls or soliciting the expression of opinions, ideas, or votes.