Voter Eligibility- You are eligible to register to vote if you:
- Are a United States citizen
- Are 16 years of age, but you must be 18 years of age or older on the date of the election at which you intend to vote.
- Are a Colorado resident for at least 22 days immediately before the election at which you intend to vote
- Are not serving a sentence (including parole) for a felony conviction.
- Special District elections and bond issue elections may have further requirements.
Registering to vote is free and easy! If you have a Colorado State driver’s license or ID card issued by the Department of Revenue you may register to vote online through the Colorado Secretary of State’s Office. If you are already a registered voter in Colorado you may confirm your registration at this website. Once your registration is verified, you can use your driver’s license number to update your address and party affiliation any) online as well.
Printable voter registration forms are also available online at www.govotecolorado.com You also can obtain a paper voter registration form at your county clerk’s office. You may mail, fax, or scan and email your complete and signed form to your county clerk’s office.
Voter registration is also offered at:
- A Colorado Department of Motor Vehicle office when you apply for a driver’s license, or update your driver’s license information.
- All offices that provide public assistance, including offices that provide state funded programs primarily engaged in providing services to persons with disabilities.
- Recruitment offices of the armed forces of the United States.
- Any federal, state, local government, or nongovernment office that chooses to provide voter registration service or applications.
- Voter registration events sponsored by LWC or certain other groups.
Ballots- Actually Casting your Vote
Colorado is now a vote by mail state. All active voters will receive their ballots in the mail. Ballots must be received (not postmarked) by the County Clerk and Recorder no later than 7 p.m. on Election Day.
Mail ballots to: Larimer County Elections Department, P.O. Box 1547, Fort Collins, CO 80522
You may mail ballots or take ballots to any Voter Service and Polling Center or County Voter Registration Office. Please follow the links for specific information on county-wide voting location and hours.
If a voter damages or loses her/his mail-in ballot, a replacement ballot may be requested in person at a County Clerk’s Election Office or a Voter Service and Polling Center. A voter may request that the County Clerk mail him/her a replacement ballot not later than the Tuesday before the election.
Information on candidates and issues:
- VOTE 411 – Sponsored by the League of Women Voters’ Education Fund. Information to help you find your polling place, build your ballot with our online voters’ guide and much more! Explore the the races on your ballot, compare candidates’ positions side-by-side, and print out a “ballot” indicating your preferences as a reminder and take it with you to the polls on Election Day.
- Vote Smart – Non-partisan information on U.S. federal and state candidates, ballot measures, issues and legislation. Includes directory of national and state political resources.
- LWV Colorado -League of Women Voters’ Colorado chapter site
- Our Courts Colorado – Information on Colorado judges’ performance
- Information on local issues and LWV Larimer County Positions
Additional information on the voting process:
- Go Vote Colorado– State page to register to vote, change address, change party affiliation, and request mail-in ballot.
- Colorado Secretary of State– Information on candidates, laws and procedures
- Larimer County elections information
- City of Loveland laws and procedures
- Federal Voting Assistance Program– Voting assistance for Service members, their families and overseas citizens
Primary and Caucus Regulations
In order to vote in a party caucus, a voter must be a resident of her/his precinct for 30 days prior to the caucus, registered to vote no later than 29 days before the caucus, and be affiliated with the party holding the caucus for 2 months prior to the caucus.
To vote in party primary elections, a voter must declare his/her party affiliation. An unaffiliated voter may affiliate at any time before and through the day of the primary election. An affiliated voter may change affiliation but the change must be made at least 29 days prior to the primary election.