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.


Key Dates

Oct 31

Voter Registration Deadline (by mail)

Oct 24 – Nov 7

Early Voting Period

Nov 8

Same Day Voter Registration

Nov 8

Mail-in Ballot Submission Deadline

Nov 8

Election Day

Colorado Voter Guide

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

    Go to to check your registration or get registered. We're working with BallotReady 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
  • Can I vote by mail?

    Yes! Get your voter registration is as soon as possible, mail ballots start going out October 17th, you're not guaranteed a mail ballot if you don't get your application in before then. Once you receive a mail ballot, all you have to do is mail it back by November 8th.

  • Can I vote early?

    Yes! You can vote early from October 24th-November 7th.

  • 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, U.S. Military ID, 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
  • How do I cast my ballot?

    Colorado has all-mail elections, which means voting by mail is super easy! That being said, you can also vote at the polls. For in-person voting, polling places will be open from 7am to 7pm, and you can find the polling place closest to you here.

    Find Your Polling Place

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!


  • Find the details on accessible voting in your state, including early voting, Election Day voting, mail voting, and accessible mail voting tools for people with print disabilities.

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  • Get your absentee ballot here!

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  • Need to show Voter ID? Not sure what kind? Get the specifics in your state here.

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