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Election Information

Election Ready Checklist

FAQs for upcoming Elections

Important Dates

Vote Away from Home

What’s on My Ballot

Additional Resources:

Election Ready Checklist for the 2020 Primary 

  • Register to vote – Visit GoVoteColorado.gov and click on “Register to Vote”.
  • Check your voter registration – Visit GoVoteColorado.gov and click on “Find My Registration”. If you make an update to your registration, allow two to nine business days for mail ballot delivery. 
  • Watch for your ballot in the mail – Ballots for the June 30, 2020, Primary Election will be in the mail beginning
    June 8, 2020. If you have not received your ballot by June 15, 2020, please contact the Douglas County Elections Office at 303-660-7444, or visit a Voter Service and Polling Center beginning on June 22, 2020.
  • Vote your ballot – Place your voted ballot in your official return envelope. Note: Do not use another household member’s envelope to return your ballot.
  • Return your voted ballot- Mail your ballot with adequate postage and allow two to nine business days for delivery to our office. Save on postage by using one of our convenient Ballot Drop Boxes located throughout Douglas County from June 8, 2020, through Election Day on June 30, 2020. If you prefer to vote at a Voter Service and Polling Center, you may surrender your mail ballot at the Center of your choice and vote in-person beginning June 22, 2020, through 7 p.m. on Election Day, June 30, 2020.

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Important Dates for Primary Election – June 30, 2020

  • May 7 – Last day for Secretary of State to deliver the ballot order and content to county clerks
  • May 16 – Military and overseas voters ballots mailed
  • May 20 – Public Logic & Accuracy Test, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. (Alternate Date: May 21) Douglas County Elections Office, 125 Stephanie Place, Castle Rock.
  • June 1– Last day for voters who are affiliated with a political party to change or withdraw their affiliation if they wish to vote in a different party’s Primary Election
  • June 8 – Ballots mailed to eligible voters beginning this day / 24-hour Ballot Drop Box locations open
  • June 22 – Voter Service and Polling Centers open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. through Election DayLast day a voter may request a ballot be sent by mail
  • June 27 – Voter Service and Polling Centers open this Saturday from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • June 30 – Primary Election Day from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. Polls close at 7 p.m. including all Ballot Drop Box Locations and Voter Service and Polling Centers
  • July 8 – Deadline to receive uniformed and overseas citizens ballots / Deadline to cure ballot signature or ID required issues
  • July 11 –  Risk Limiting Audit, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.  (Possible Additional Dates: July 12-15) Douglas County Elections Office, 125 Stephanie Place, Castle Rock.
  • July 17 – Canvass Board, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.  (Alternate Date: July 20) Douglas County Elections Office, 125 Stephanie Place, Castle Rock.
  • July 22 – Deadline for County to complete canvass and submit official abstract of votes to Secretary of State
  • July 23 – Deadline for Final Certification of Election by Secretary of State

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 – 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 Office web page.
  • Overseas – 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 Office web page.
  • College – 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, please visit Voter Home.  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 please visit Voter Home.  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 contact the Douglas County Elections Division at 303-660-7444.