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Voting & Elections

This guide covers voting and election resources for Colorado residents.

Important Dates

2020 General Elections – Important Dates

October 9 – Counties begin mailing ballots

October 19 – Ballot Drop Boxes open, Polling Centers open

October 26 – Deadline to register to vote and still receive ballot in the mail.

November 3 – Presidential General Election. All ballots must be received by county clerks by 7:00 p.m.

 

How to Register

In Person: The El Paso County Clerk and Recorder’s Office has four locations with Election clerks available at all locations. Eligible voters who provide proof of citizenship will be automatically registered to vote any time they apply for or renew their driver’s license. In person registration can also be done at authorized voter registration drives. In addition, same day voter registration is available at polling locations.

By Mail: Voters in Colorado can mail, fax or scan and email completed registration applications to their county clerk's office. (Formulario de Registración de Votante de Colorado)

Mail: Elections Department

PO Box 2007

Colorado Springs, CO 80901

Fax: (719) 520-7327

Online: Voters in Colorado may complete their registration application online if they have a Colorado State driver's license or ID card issued by the Department of Revenue.

Manage Existing Registered Voter Information

Need to verify your registration, update your address, or change your party affiliation? Go Vote Colorado portal at the Secretary of State website to manage existing registration voter information.

Where to Vote

In Person: There are 35 conveniently located Voter Service and Polling Centers (VSPCs) for the 2020 General Election throughout El Paso County which open in phases. All voters who vote at the polls must provide acceptable forms of identification.

By Mail: All registered Colorado voters receive ballots mailed to their legal residence. The Clerk’s Office has a total of 35 secure 24-hour mail ballot drop boxes throughout the County, making it easy to return your ballot!

Voter Eligibility

A person may be eligible to vote in Colorado if they are

  • A U.S. citizen.
  • At least 18 years old or older.  At at least 17 years old and turning 18 on or before the next General Election to be eligible to vote in a Primary Election. 16 and 17 years old may preregister to vote.
  • Have resided in Colorado 22 days immediately before the election in which they intend to vote.
  • No person while serving a sentence of detention or confinement in a correctional facility, jail, or other location for a felony conviction is eligible to register to vote or to vote in any election.