If you are a registered voter in Douglas County, anticipate the arrival of your ballot by mail the week of Oct. 11. Follow the checklist below to become election ready starting now. And remember, DouglasVotes.com is your trusted source for election information.
Check your voter registration/register to vote. Do both at DouglasVotes.com, your one-stop shop to register, check voter registration status, update your mailing address or check your party status. You can also view a sample ballot and find important dates and deadlines leading up to the Tuesday, Nov. 2 election.
Is your voter registration mailing address accurate? If your mailing address has changed since you last voted in a Douglas County election, be certain to update your voter registration information at DouglasVotes.com to ensure you receive your ballot and other important election information.
Locate your closest ballot drop box and Vote Early. Near You. Did you know that more than 80 percent of Douglas County voters prefer to deliver their ballots for free using one of the convenient ballot drop box locations countywide? The 15 drive-up and 5 walk-up safe, secure ballot drop boxes will be open 24-hours a day beginning Oct. 8, 2021, through 7 p.m. on Election Day, Nov. 2, 2021.
How do I know my vote will count? Colorado has been conducting all-mail ballot elections since 2014 and is regarded as a national model for elections integrity, security and high voter turnout. Watch this short “Life of a Ballot” video to see exactly how the process works and visit the Trusted Election Information page for tools to identify and stop the spread of misinformation.
What if I need in-person voter assistance? Voter Service and Polling Centers (VSPCs) will open at four locations in Douglas County on Oct. 25. Visit a VSPC of your choice to register to vote or update your voter registration, replace a ballot, drop off your voted ballot, vote in person or use an ADA accessible voting machine, up until 7 p.m. on Election Day.
When is the last possible day to vote? Know your ballot deadline. No matter how you deliver it, your ballot must be received by 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021 — an Election Day postmark does not count.
Have questions or need assistance? Please visit DouglasVotes.com or contact Douglas County Elections by phone at 303-660-7444.