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 Presidential Primary 

  • Register to vote – Visit GoVoteColorado.com and click on “Register to Vote”.
  • Check your voter registration – Visit GoVoteColorado.com 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 March 3, 2020 Presidential Primary Election will be in the mail beginning
    Feb. 10, 2020. If you have not received your ballot by Feb. 17, 2020, please contact the Douglas County Elections Office at 303-660-7444, or visit a Voter Service and Polling Center beginning on Feb. 24, 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 Feb. 10, 2020, through Election Day on March 3, 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 Feb. 24, 2020, through 7 p.m. on Election Day, March 3, 2020.

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Election Important Dates for Presidential Primary Election – March 3, 2019

  • Jan. 3 – Last day for Secretary of State to certify the names and party affiliations of the candidates to be placed on the ballot, and to deliver the ballot order and content to county clerks
  • Jan. 17 – Military and overseas voters ballots mailed
  • TBD  – Public Logic & Accuracy Test, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. (Alternate Date: Jan. TBD) Douglas County Elections Office, 125 Stephanie Place, Castle Rock.
  • Feb. 10 – Ballots mailed to eligible voters beginning this day / 24-hour Ballot Drop Box locations open
  • Feb. 24 – 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
  • Feb. 29 – Voter Service and Polling Centers open on this Saturday from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • March 3 – Presidential 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
  • March 7 – Republican Party and Democratic Party Precinct Caucus Day
  • March 11 – Deadline to receive uniformed and overseas citizens ballots / Deadline to cure ballot signature or ID required issues
  • March TBD– Risk Limiting Audit, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.  (Possible Additional Dates: March TBD) Douglas County Elections Office, 125 Stephanie Place, Castle Rock.
  • March TBD– Canvass Board, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.  (Alternate Date: March TBD) Douglas County Elections Office, 125 Stephanie Place, Castle Rock.
  • March 25 – Deadline for County to complete canvass and submit official abstract of votes to Secretary of State
  • March 26 – Deadline for Final Certification of Election by Secretary of State

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 – 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.