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Federal Post Card Applications (FPCA) received on or before October 28, 2009 will register you to vote and request absentee ballots for all federal elections held through the next two regularly scheduled general elections.
Applications received after October 28, 2009 will register you to vote and request absentee ballots for all federal elections held through the calendar year in which it was submitted.
You may be already registered to vote. To check, go to Colorado's voter registration verification website. Even if you are registered to vote, you still need to complete the form to receive an absentee ballot. You may not need to fill out this entire form. Check out the instructions below to see what information your State requires.
Open Voter Registration/Absentee Ballot Request
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Only the following blocks are required:
Block 1: Select the category that describes you.
Block 2: To vote in primary elections, you must enter your
political party affiliation. If you are an unaffiliated voter and
want to participate in a party primary, you must indicate which
party ballot you want to receive. If you want to change your
political party affiliation, submit a completed FPCA indicating
your new party preference to the local election official no later
than 29 days prior to the election. Political party affiliation is
not required if only requesting absentee ballots for general
Block 3: Name (Last, First, Middle). Enter any former name
under which you were registered in Colorado.
Block 4: Sex
Date of Birth
Enter your valid Colorado Driver's License number OR
Department of Revenue ID number. If you do not have either
of these numbers, enter the last four digits of your Social
Security number. If you do not possess any of these
identification numbers, write "none" and the State shall assign
a number that will serve to identify you for voter registration
Block 5: Provide your contact information to allow your local
election official to follow up if more information is required.
Block 6: Colorado allows you to receive your ballot by mail,
fax, or email. Please rank your preference of how you would
like to receive your absentee ballot. Provide your fax number
or email address in Block 5. If you do not make a selection,
then your local election official will mail your ballot to you.
Block 7: Complete street address of your Colorado voting
residence. A post office box is not sufficient. If your address
includes a rural route, describe its location in Block 9. This
address must be within the county where you claim legal
Block 8: Complete address where you want your ballot sent,
usually where you live now.
Block 9: Provide any information that may assist the local election
official in accepting this application.
Affirmation: Sign and date. No witness or notary required.
You must mail your Voter Registration/Absentee Ballot Request to your local election official. Find your county or city in the list below to locate your election official.
Open Election Official Address List
Don't know your county? Go to the county finder.
Don't know your zip code? Go to the United States Postal Service website.
Optional: You may be able to use the Postage-Paid Envelope Template.
Open Postage-Paid Envelope Template
The postage paid envelope may be used if mailed in the U.S. Postal System, which includes all U.S. Military post offices (APO/FPO) overseas or through the diplomatic pouch available at U.S. embassies/consulates. Affix appropriate postage if using international mail. Template must be printed on a number 10 or larger envelope.
You may choose to fax your request. It is recommended that you fax the form directly to your local election official (fax numbers can be found on Colorado's State Election website). You may also use our toll-free fax service:
Inside the U.S.? Fax to: 1-800-368-8683 (703)696-2148 DSN 426-2148
Outside the U.S.? Show me a list of toll-free fax numbers
You may choose to email your request. Email your signed, scanned form directly to your local election official (email addresses can be found on Colorado's State Election website).
Open Fax/Email Coversheet
More Information on Colorado's Absentee Voting Guidelines
Colorado State Election website
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Q: When mailing a Voter Registration/Absentee Ballot Request form to my State, do I have to pay postage?
Q: What is a postmark and how do I make sure I get one?
Q: When is the best time to apply for an absentee ballot?
Q: Must I submit a separate application for each election?
Last updated: 09.17.2013