33% of 18-29 year olds voted in Colorado in 2022*

*Source CIRCLE - Youth Voting and Civic Engagement in America

Colorado allows for same-day voter registration, meaning that you are able to register to vote in-person at a voter service and polling center up until Election Day, November 5, 2024.

Check Registration Status

Check your Colorado voter registration status here.



In order to register to vote, you must be a U.S. citizen and have residency in Colorado at least 22 days prior to Election Day.

  • You can register to vote if you are at least 16 years old, but can only vote if you will be 18 by Election Day.
  • In Colorado, those convicted of a felony are disenfranchised only as long as they are incarcerated; those on parole, probation, or with unpaid restitution and fines regain their right to vote.
  • Colorado’s Secretary of State’s website states: “For the purposes of registering to vote and voting, no person may gain residence because of their presence in Colorado. Likewise, persons may not lose residence because of their absence while in military service or while a student at any institution of higher education.” Out-of-state students attending college in Colorado may, therefore, experience difficulties claiming Colorado residency.


Colorado has same-day voter registration, meaning that you are able to register to vote up until the date of the election.


Voter Registration Process

There are three methods of voter registration in Colorado: online, mail in a printable application, or in-person.

  • Colorado automatically registers eligible individuals to vote through the Department of Motor Vehicles. If you miss the voter registration deadlines, you can still register in person at your polling locations on Election Day.
  • Further voter registration for Colorado can be found here.

This page was last updated on July 15, 2024.

Questions? Contact us here.

Colorado offers by-mail, in-person early voting, and in-person on Election Day voting in the 2024 General Election.

Vote-By-Mail Practices

Colorado uses a vote-by-mail system except for those who cannot or do not wish to vote by mail. All eligible voters will receive a mail ballot as long as they are registered by October 28, 2024.

  • To receive a ballot by mail you can register by October 28, 2024 online, through the mail, at a voter registration agency, or at a local driver’s license examination facility. Or, you may submit an application through a voter registration drive no later than 22 days before Election Day (October 14, 2024).
  • Completed ballots must be received by the County Clerk and Recorder no later than 7pm on Election Day. Postmarks do not count.
  • If you are voting by mail for the first time, you may need to provide a photocopy of a form of ID when you return your ballot.
  • Further by-mail voting information for Colorado is listed here.

In-Person Early Voting Practices

Colorado offers in-person early voting to all registered Colorado voters.

  • Early voting is available during regular business hours for 15 days before a General Election. Voter service and polling centers will be open starting October 21, 2024 through Election Day except for Sundays and the first Saturday of this period.
  • Find your early in-person voting locations here.

Election Day Practices

On Election Day, the polls are open 7am-7pm.

  • Bring a valid form of non-photo or photo ID if you vote in-person at the polls. Valid forms of ID can be found here.
  • Further Colorado voting information is listed here.

Poll Finder

Colorado conducts all elections by mail. If you want to vote in-person at a voter service and polling center, you may contact your county election office here.


This page was last updated on July 15, 2023.

Questions? Contact us here.