The deadline for county clerks to mail ballots to eligible voters for the November 5 elections in Colorado passed on October 18. The deadline to mail ballots to voters registering after Oct. 18 or requesting replacement ballots is Oct. 28. Coloradans may also cast ballots and register to vote in person at voter service and polling centers (VSPCs). Each county will have at least one VSPC open from Oct. 28 to Nov. 5 (except Sunday, Nov. 3).
Ballots must be received by county clerks by 7:00 pm on Election Day. The Colorado Secretary of State’s office says, “Postmarks do not count; ballots must be in the hands of the county clerk by 7:00 PM on Election Day in order to be counted.”
See the Colorado Secretary of State’s FAQ page linked at the bottom of this post for information on tracking the status of mail ballots, finding ballot drop-off and polling locations, and more.
Colorado is holding elections for the following, in addition to other elections beyond Ballotpedia’s coverage scope:
- 47 school board seats in 16 school districts
- Five of 10 seats on the Aurora City Council
- Mayor of Aurora
- A recall election in Cripple Creek-Victor School District RE-1
The school districts holding elections are:
- Academy School District 20
- Adams 12 Five Star Schools
- Aurora Public Schools
- Bennett School District
- Cherry Creek School District
- Cheyenne Mountain School District 12
- Colorado Springs School District 11
- Denver Public Schools
- Douglas County School District
- Falcon School District 49
- Harrison School District Two
- Jeffco Public Schools
- Manitou Springs School District 14
- School District 27J
- St. Vrain Valley School District
- Widefield School District 3
Colorado voters will also vote on two legislatively referred state statutes, Proposition CC and Proposition DD:
- Proposition CC would allow the state to retain revenue above the state spending cap to provide funding for transportation and education. The state is currently required to refund the revenue under the Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights (TABOR).
- Proposition DD would authorize sports betting in Colorado and authorize the legislature to levy a tax of 10% on those conducting sports betting operations. Revenue generated from the tax on sports betting would be used to create and fund the Water Plan Implementation Cash Fund. Voters will also decide on local ballot measures.