About This State

To be the highest state in the nation is quite an honor, Colorado. By altitude. Not…you know…whatever. You have an important elections in 2022, from Governor to the House of Representatives to State Legislature, so we’re counting on you to weed out the bad candidates and blaze a trail to win the midterms. Here’s everything you need to know to be a voter in the Centennial State. Colorado will have two main elections in 2022. Its primary election will take place on June 28, and the general will be held on November 8. (Source: Ballot Ready)


Key Dates

Jun 20

Primary Voter Registration Deadline (online or by mail)

Jun 20 – Jun 27

Primary Early Voting

Jun 28

Primary Election

Nov 8

General Election

Colorado Voter Guide

  • How do I make sure I'm registered to vote?

    Go to We're working with to make this as easy as possible for you, so don't fuck it up.

    Register here
  • Can I register the same day I want to vote?

    Yes! But why wait? Do it now. Do it do it do it dooo itdoitdoitdoit:

    Register Here
  • Do I have to be registered as a Democrat or Republican to vote in my primary?

    It depends. If you're unaffiliated, you can vote in the partisan primary of your choice. If you're already affiliated with a political party, you can only vote in that party's primary. If you want to switch parties, you must do so by June 6th.

  • Can I vote by mail?

    Yes! Actually, in Colorado, as soon as you're registered, Colorado sends you a ballot automatically. All you have to do is mail it back by November 3rd.

  • Can I vote early?

    Yes! June 20th-June 27th.

  • Do I need an ID?

    Only if you choose to vote in person. If you decide to do that, you'll need one of the following: a Colorado driver's license or ID, a U.S. Passport, a Medicare or Medicaid card, a birth certificate or naturalization document, a tribal certificate, or a few other options. See here for the details from VoteRiders.

    Get the details

what's new in colorado voting since 2020

Great news, Colorado! You were already a model for modern and professional election administration, and things got even better in 2021. New laws provide for increased language accessibility in counties where significant numbers of voters primarily speak a language other than English, enable voters with certain disabilities related to vision to return ballots electronically, and facilitates voting for incarcerated people. Nice!

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