Vote Away from Home

Ballots cannot be held or forwarded by the post office.

Many residents of Douglas County are active and mobile. There are options available to ensure a ballot is mailed to the desired location for any elections that take place while voters in Douglas County are away from home. For general travel within the United States, simply updating the address your ballot should be sent to is sufficient to ensure your ballot comes to you while you’re away from home. Listed below are services offered to voters who qualify and need additional assistance receiving their ballot on time.

Military Voters

The Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA) allows all branches of the uniformed services and their spouses and/or dependents who are absent from the state because of a service member’s active duty to be mailed a ballot at a location of their choice. Additional organizations may also qualify. An out of state mailing address must be provided.

If they qualify, voters may receive their ballot by email, fax, or mail.

To learn more, please visit the Colorado Secretary of State’s UOCAVA information page.

Overseas Voters

U.S. citizens who are living overseas, and whose last residence before leaving the country was in Colorado are qualified to receive a ballot under the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA). If you qualify, you may choose to receive your ballot by email, fax or mail. An out of state mailing address must be provided.

To learn more, please visit the Colorado Secretary of State’s UOCAVA information page.

College Students

If you are a college student who resides in Douglas County, but currently lives somewhere other than your official residence, you may change the ballot address on your voter record to receive your ballot away from home.

To change the address where your ballot will be sent, choose “Registration & Ballot Status” from the menu options on this page.

Remember to update your record when you move to a new location or return home, as the ballot will automatically be mailed to the ballot address on your record.

Snowbirds

Are you a resident of Colorado who spends extended periods of time away from home traveling or visiting other people or locations?

To change the address where your ballot will be sent, choose “Registration & Ballot Status” from the menu options on this page.

Remember to update your record when you move to a new location or return home, as the ballot will automatically be mailed to the ballot address on your record.

Other Circumstances

For circumstances not listed on this page, please use the contact information on this page so we may provide specific assistance.