Oct 29, 2021 - News

What to know before heading to the polls in Colorado

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Illustration: Brendan Lynch/Axios

Election Day is Tuesday, and we've gathered all you need to know about voting in Colorado.

⏰ Hours: Polling centers are open 10am-6pm Monday and 7am-7pm Election Day. Hundreds of ballot boxes across the state are open 24/7 — but all ballots must be received in-person or dropped off no later than 7pm Tuesday.

📍 Find your nearest polling location: Colorado voters can vote at any polling center. Use the Denver clerk's map or the Colorado secretary of state's online tool to find sites and drop boxes.

🖊️ Register on the spot: Even if you're not registered (you can confirm your status online) you can cast a ballot up through Election Day by visiting a voting center in-person. Contact your local election office if you have questions.

💳 Bring your ID: Colorado voters must bring a valid ID to cast their vote. If you don't, you may cast a provisional ballot. Acceptable forms of photo ID include a Colorado driver license, passport or a state-issued personal identification card.

🛑 Don't mail ballots: As of Oct. 25, it's too late — you need to return your completed ballot to a polling center or place it in a drop box.

Editor's note: This story has been corrected to include the accurate polling center hours on Monday.


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