In the state of Colorado, you need a Colorado driver's license, a Colorado Department of Revenue identification number, or the last four digits of your social security number to register to vote in person. When you get your driver's license, you can automatically register to vote at the DMV. The last day to register to vote in a specific election is 29 days before that election.
Voter Registration Requirements:
- You must be a U.S. citizen.
- You must be 18 years of age on or before the date of the election.
- You must reside in Colorado at your present address for at least 30 days before the election.
For voter registration forms, please visit the Colorado Secretary of State website. The form takes 20 days to process. If you do not have a Colorado driver's license, additional identification may be required if registering to vote by mail.
Where to Vote in Denver:
Although the majority of local elections are held through mail-in ballots, polling locations are available throughout Denver for major elections. If you are already registered to vote, you can vote at one of 149 polling places in Denver or one of 13 voter service centers in Denver for the 2012 General Election. The voter service centers also accept drop offs of mail-in ballots.
Denver Voter Service Centers:
- Barnum Recreation Center: 360 N. Hooker St.
- Blair-Caldwell Library: 2401 Welton St.
- Christ Church United Methodist: 690 N. Colorado Blvd.
- Christ Community Church: 8085 E. Hampden Ave.
- Denver Elections Division (Main Office): 200 W. 14th Ave.
- Denver Police Dept. Dist. 3 Station: 1625 S. University Blvd.
- Harvard Gulch Recreation Center: 550 E. Iliff Ave.
- Harvey Park Recreation Center, 2120 S. Tennyson Way
- Hiawatha Davis Jr. Recreation Center: 3334 N. Holly St.
- Highlands Recreation Center: 2880 N. Osceola St.
- Montbello Recreation Center: 15555 E. 53rd Ave.
- Montclair Recreation Center: 729 N. Ulster Way
- Tivoli Student Union at Auraria, 900 Auraria Pkwy, Rm. 261
Early Voting in Denver:
Denverites who want to get a jump on voting can vote weeks before the 2012 General Election at any one of the 13 voter service centers listed above. Early voting begins on Oct. 22, 2012 and ends on Nov. 2, 2012. Early voting hours are 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. at all locations, except for the Denver Elections Division. The Denver Elections Division will be open for early voting from 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. from Oct. 22, 2012 through Nov. 2, 2012.
Voting and Criminal Convictions:
In Colorado, convicted felons keep the right to vote as long as they have served their sentence and are not currently on parole. Felons currently incarcerated or on parole cannot vote. However, if you are in jail or on parole for a misdemeanor, you can still vote.