Colorado

www.sos.state.co.us/pubs/elections/UOCAVA.html

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Federal Election Deadlines

State Primary June 24, 2014 General Election November 4, 2014
Registration June 24, 2014 November 4, 2014
Ballot Request June 17, 2014 October 28, 2014
Ballot Return Received by July 2, 2014 Sent by 7 PM, June 24, 2014 Received by November 12, 2014 Sent by 7 PM, November 4, 2014

Please mail your voting materials early enough to account for mail delivery times. Check the recommended mailing dates section in Chapter 1 for details.

Important information

How can I register to vote as a military or overseas voter?

Fill out and return the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) to your local election office. This form allows you to register to vote and identifies you as a voter covered by UOCAVA (Federal law providing special protections). You may also register to vote online at www.GoVoteColorado.com using your State Driver's License or ID card number.

What is my voting residence?

The place you consider your true, fixed and permanent home.

Do I need to claim a political party to vote in primary elections?

Yes.

How can I submit my FPCA?

By mail, email, fax or online at www.GoVoteColorado.com.

How often must I submit my FPCA?

In Colorado, the FPCA is good for one regularly scheduled general election. You should submit a new FPCA every year and every time your address changes.

If I am currently registered to vote, how may I request an absentee ballot?

Under Colorado law, all active voters will be mailed a ballot for every State and Federal election. You should update your information with your local election office every time your address changes to ensure you will receive a ballot for every election in which you are eligible to vote.

How can I return my voted ballot or Federal Write-In Ballot (FWAB)?

By mail, email or fax.

What must I do to use the FWAB and can I use the FWAB to vote in State and local elections?

Colorado allows you to use the FWAB for registration and voting in Federal, State and local general, special or primary elections, or any other election coordinated by the County Clerk and Recorder. If you are registered and have requested your absentee ballot, feel free to use the FWAB to vote any time before an election.

If you have not registered to vote, please carefully review the section "How and where to submit my FWAB" for complete instructions.

I am an American citizen, but I have never lived in the U.S., can I register to vote in this State?

A U.S. citizen who was born abroad, is eligible to vote and has never lived in the U.S. may register and vote in the Colorado county where a parent would be eligible to register and vote.

Will I need a notary or witness for my FPCA or FWAB?

No witness or notary is required on voted ballots.

Where can I find information about the candidates and/or other items that will be on my ballot?

To find out the races and candidates for which you can vote, go to www.GoVoteColorado.com.

Registering and requesting your absentee ballot

The Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) registers you to vote and requests absentee ballots for all Federal elections held through the next general election, unless you request otherwise.

Complete the following blocks of the FPCA

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 elections.

Block 3

Name (Last, First, Middle). Enter any former name under which you were registered in Colorado.

Block 4

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 will assign a number that will serve to identify you for voter registration purposes.

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, email, or electronically via download from a secure website. 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 voting residence.

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.

How and where to submit your FPCA

Colorado allows you to submit the FPCA by mail, email or fax.

If you choose to mail your FPCA, mail the form directly to your local election office. Addresses can be found at the end of this section.

If you choose to email your FPCA, you must send the form as a signed, scanned attachment. Email directly to your local election office. Email addresses can be found at www.GoVoteColorado.com/mil. Select "Contact your County Clerk and Recorder".

If you choose to fax your FPCA, fax the form directly to your local election official. Fax numbers can be found at www.GoVoteColorado.com/mil. Select "Contact your County Clerk and Recorder."

You may also use the DoD Electronic Transmission Service to fax your FPCA toll-free. To use the Electronic Transmission Service, use the cover sheet available in Chapter 1 or at FVAP.gov, and fax to: (703) 693-5527, DSN 223-5527, or toll-free from the U.S., Canada, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands to 1-800-368-8683. International toll-free numbers can be found on the inside back cover or at FVAP.gov.

To find out the status of your registration/absentee ballot request, contact your local election office or refer to Colorado's voter registration verification website at www.GoVoteColorado.com.

Your jurisdiction will contact you regarding the status of your application.

Late registration

Colorado law provides for same day registration.

Voting by citizens who have never lived in the U.S.

A U.S. citizen who was born abroad, is eligible to vote and has never lived in the U.S. may register and vote in the Colorado county where a parent would be eligible to register and vote.

Voting your ballot

Voted ballots must be sent by 7 pm MT on Election Day and received by the local election official no later than 8 days after the election.

No witness or notary is required on voted ballots.

You may return your voted ballot by mail, email or fax. Use the FPCA mail, email and fax instructions under "How and Where to Submit Your FPCA."

Overseas Uniformed Service members should request to have the Prepaid Mail Label 11-DOD applied to their ballot materials at Military Postal Office locations (APO/FPO). This label provides free express mail service to your local election official for voted ballots mailed on or before the general election date. You retain a portion of the label for tracking your ballot through the U.S. Postal Service.

Tracking your ballot

You may track the status of your ballot at www.GoVoteColorado.com/mil. Select "View my: Mail-in ballot status."

Haven't received your ballot? Use the Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot

Colorado allows you to use the Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB) for registration and voting in general, special or primary elections, or any other election coordinated by the County Clerk and Recorder. If you are registered and have requested your absentee ballot, feel free to use the FWAB to vote any time before an election.

Complete the following blocks of the FWAB's voter declaration/affirmation

Block 1

Colorado allows you to use this form for registration. It must be sent by 7 pm on Election Day and received by the local election official no later than 8 days after the election.

Block 2

Select the category that describes you.

Block 3

Name (Last, First, Middle).

Block 4

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 will assign a number that will serve to identify you for voter registration purposes.

Block 5

Provide your contact information to allow your local election official to follow up if more information is required.

Block 6

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 Federal Post Card Application (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 elections.

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 voting residence.

Block 8

Enter your current mailing address.

Block 9

Provide any information that may assist the local election official in accepting this ballot or application

Affirmation

Sign and date. No witness or notary required.

Vote your FWAB

Vote for any Federal, State or local office in a general, special or primary election. To find out the races and candidates for which you can vote, go to www.GoVoteColorado.com/mil. For each office for which you vote, write in either a candidate's name or a political party designation. Once the ballot is complete, fold and place it in the security envelope and seal. Place only the voted ballot in the security envelope and do not write on the security envelope.

How and where to submit your FWAB

If using the FWAB simultaneously as a registration form, ballot request form and voted ballot, it must be sent by 7 pm on Election Day and received by the local election official no later than 8 days after the election.

If using the FWAB as a voted ballot only, it must be received by the local election office by the ballot return deadline. If you receive the State ballot after submitting the voted FWAB, you may also vote and return the State ballot. If both ballots are received by the deadline, only the State ballot will be counted.

Colorado allows you to submit the FWAB by mail, email or fax.

If you choose to mail your FWAB, insert the sealed security envelope and the Voter's Declaration/Affirmation into the mailing envelope and mail the ballot directly to your local election office. Addresses can be found below.

If you choose to email your FWAB, you must send the form as a signed, scanned attachment. Email directly to your local election office. Email addresses can be found at www.GoVoteColorado.com/mil. Select "Contact your County Clerk and Recorder".

If you choose to fax your FWAB, fax the FWAB directly to your local election official. Fax numbers can be found at www.GoVoteColorado.com/mil. Select "Contact your County Clerk and Recorder". Include ballot, voter affirmation, and cover sheet with secrecy waiver. You may also use the DoD Electronic Transmission Service to fax your FWAB toll-free. To use the Electronic Transmission Service, use the cover sheet available in Chapter 1 or at FVAP.gov, and fax to: (703) 693-5527, DSN 223-5527, or toll-free from the U.S., Canada, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands to 1-800- 368 -8683. International toll-free numbers can be found on the inside back cover or at FVAP.gov.

Local election offices for county

If you cannot find information for your jurisdiction, please click on the LEO Search to find contact information.

County Mailing Address
Adams Adams County Clerk and Recorder
P.O. Box 5027
Brighton, CO 80601-8207
Phone: 720-523-6500 Fax: 720-523-6266
Alamosa Alamosa County Clerk and Recorder
PO Box 630
Alamosa, CO 81101-0630
Phone: 719-589-6681 Fax: 719-589-6118
Arapahoe Arapahoe County Clerk and Recorder
5334 S. Prince
Littleton, CO 80120
Phone: 303-795-4511 Fax: 303-795-4712
Archuleta Archuleta County Clerk and Recorder
P.O. Box 2589
Pagosa Springs, CO 81147-2589
Phone: 970-264-8350 Fax: 970-264-8562
Baca Baca County Clerk and Recorder
741 Main, Ste 3
Springfield, CO 81073-1548
Phone: 719-523-4372 Fax: 719-523-4881
Bent Bent County Clerk and Recorder
P.O. Box 350
Las Animas, CO 81054-0350
Phone: 719-456-2009 Fax: 719-456-0375
Boulder Boulder County Clerk and Recorder, Elections Division
1750 33rd Street, Suite 200
Boulder, CO 80301-2534
Phone: 303-413-7700 Fax: 303-413-7728
Broomfield Broomfield County Clerk and Recorder
1 DesCombes Drive
Broomfield, CO 80020-2495
Phone: 303-464-5857 Fax: 303-410-3815
Chaffee Chaffee County Clerk and Recorder
P.O. Box 699
Salida, CO 81201-0699
Phone: 719-530-5604 Fax: 719-539-8588
Cheyenne Cheyenne County Clerk and Recorder
P.O. Box 567
Cheyenne Wells, CO 80810-0567
Phone: 719-767-5685 Fax: 719-767-8730
Clear Creek Clear Creek County Clerk and Recorder
P.O. Box 2000
Georgetown, CO 80444-2000
Phone: 303-679-2339 Fax: 303-679-2416
Conejos Conejos County Clerk and Recorder
P.O. Box 127
Conejos, CO 81129-0127
Phone: 719-376-5422 Fax: 719-376-5997
Costilla Costilla County Clerk and Recorder
P.O. Box 308
San Luis, CO 81152-0308
Phone: 719-672-3301 Fax: 719-672-3781
Crowley Crowley County Clerk and Recorder
631 Main Street, Suite 102
Ordway, CO 81063-1092
Phone: 719-267-5225 Fax: 719-267-4608
Custer Custer County Clerk and Recorder
P.O. Box 150
Westcliffe, CO 81252-0150
Phone: 719-783-2441 Fax: 719-783-2885
Delta Delta County Clerk and Recorder
501 Palmer, Suite 211
Delta, CO 81416-1764
Phone: 970-874-2150 Fax: 970-874-2161
Denver Denver County Clerk and Recorder, Elections Division
200 West 14th Avenue
Denver, CO 80204
Phone: 720-865-4880 Fax: 720-913-8607
Dolores Dolores County Clerk and Recorder
P.O. Box 58
Dove Creek, CO 81324-0058
Phone: 970-677-2381 Fax: 970-677-4144
Douglas Douglas County Clerk and Recorder
125 Stephanie Place
Castle Rock, CO 80109
Phone: 303-660-7444 Fax: 303-814-3321
Eagle Eagle County Clerk and Recorder
P.O. Box 537
Eagle, CO 81631-0537
Phone: 970-328-8715 Fax: 970-328-8716
El Paso El Paso County Clerk and Recorder
P.O. Box 2007
Colorado Springs, CO 80901-2007
Phone: 719-520-7094 Fax: 719-520-7327
Elbert Elbert County Clerk and Recorder
P.O. Box 37
Kiowa, CO 80117-0037
Phone: 303-621-3127 Fax: 303-621-3212
Fremont Fremont County Clerk and Recorder
615 Macon Avenue, Room 102
Canon City, CO 81212-3381
Phone: 719-276-7338 Fax: 719-276-7338
Garfield Garfield County Clerk and Recorder
109 8th Street, Suite 200
Glenwood Springs, CO 81601-3303
Phone: 970-945-3700 x2 Fax: 970-384-3750
Gilpin Gilpin County Clerk and Recorder
P.O. Box 429
Central City, CO 80427-0429
Phone: 303-582-5321 Fax: 303-565-1797
Grand Grand County Clerk and Recorder
308 Byers Avenue
Hot Sulphur Springs, CO 80451-0120
Phone: 970-725-3065 Fax: 970-725-0100
Gunnison Gunnison County Clerk and Recorder
221 N. Wisconsin Street, Suite C
Gunnison, CO 81230-2433
Phone: 970-641-1516 Fax: 970-642-4675
Hinsdale Hinsdale County Clerk and Recorder
PO Box 9
Lake City, CO 81235-0009
Phone: 970-944-2228 Fax: 970-944-2202
Huerfano Huerfano County Clerk and Recorder
401 Main Street, Suite 204
Walsenburg, CO 81089-2085
Phone: 719-738-2380 Fax: 719-738-2060
Jackson Jackson County Clerk and Recorder
P.O. Box 337
Walden, CO 80480-0337
Phone: 970-723-4334 Fax: 970-723-3214
Jefferson Jefferson County Clerk and Recorder
3500 Illinois Street, Suite 1100
Golden, CO 80401
Phone: 303-271-8198 Fax: 303-215-9307
Kiowa Kiowa County Clerk and Recorder
PO Box 37
Eads, CO 81036-0037
Phone: 719-438-5421 Fax: 719-438-5327
Kit Carson Kit Carson County Clerk and Recorder
P.O. Box 249
Burlington, CO 80807-0249
Phone: 719-346-8638 x301 Fax: 719-346-8721
La Plata La Plata County Clerk and Recorder
98 Everett Street, Suite C
Durango, CO 81303
Phone: 970-382-6297 Fax: 970-259-5413
Lake Lake County Clerk and Recorder
PO Box 917
Leadville, CO 80461-0917
Phone: 719-486-1410 Fax: 719-486-3972
Larimer Larimer County Clerk and Recorder
PO Box 1547
Fort Collins, CO 80522-1547
Phone: 970-498-7820 Fax: 970-498-7845
Las Animas Las Animas County Clerk and Recorder
PO Box 115
Trinidad, CO 81082-0115
Phone: 719-846-3314 Fax: 719-845-2573
Lincoln Lincoln County Clerk and Recorder
PO Box 67
Hugo, CO 80821-0067
Phone: 719-743-2444 Fax: 719-743-2524
Logan Logan County Clerk and Recorder
315 Main Street
Sterling, CO 80751-4357
Phone: 970-522-1544 Fax: 970-522-2063
Mesa Mesa County Clerk and Recorder
PO Box 20000
Grand Junction, CO 81502-5009
Phone: 970-244-1662 Fax: 970-255-5039
Mineral Mineral County Clerk and Recorder
PO Box 70
Creede, CO 81130-0070
Phone: 719-658-2440 Fax: 719-658-0358
Moffat Moffat County Clerk and Recorder
221 W. Victory Way, Suite 200
Craig, CO 81625-2716
Phone: 970-824-9104 Fax: 970-826-3413
Montezuma Montezuma County Clerk and Recorder
140 W. Main, Suite 1
Cortez, CO 81321-3189
Phone: 970-565-3728 Fax: 970-564-0215
Montrose Montrose County Clerk and Recorder
PO Box 1289
Montrose, CO 81402-1289
Phone: 970-249-3362 Fax: 970-249-0757
Morgan Morgan County Clerk and Recorder
PO Box 1399
Fort Morgan, CO 80701-1399
Phone: 970-542-3521 Fax: 970-542-3553
Otero Otero County Clerk and Recorder
13 W. 3rd St, Room 210
La Junta, CO 81050-0511
Phone: 719-383-3024 Fax: 719-383-3026
Ouray Ouray County Clerk and Recorder
PO Box C
Ouray, CO 81427-0615
Phone: 970-325-4961 Fax: 970-325-0452
Park Park County Clerk and Recorder
PO Box 220
Fairplay, CO 80440-0220
Phone: 719-836-4333 Fax: 719-836-4348
Phillips Phillips County Clerk and Recorder
221 S. Interocean Avenue
Holyoke, CO 80734-1521
Phone: 970-854-3131 Fax: 970-854-4745
Pitkin Pitkin County Clerk and Recorder
530 E. Main Street, Suite 101
Aspen, CO 81611-1948
Phone: 970-429-2709 Fax: 970-544-1026
Prowers Prowers County Clerk and Recorder
301 S. Main Street, Suite. 210
Lamar, CO 81052-2868
Phone: 719-336-8011 Fax: 719-336-5306
Pueblo Pueblo County Clerk and Recorder
PO Box 480
Pueblo, CO 81002-0878
Phone: 719-583-6619 Fax: 719-583-1027
Rio Blanco Rio Blanco County Clerk and Recorder
PO Box 1067
Meeker, CO 81641-1067
Phone: 970-878-9460 Fax: 970-878-3587
Rio Grande Rio Grande County Clerk and Recorder
PO Box 160
Del Norte, CO 81132-0160
Phone: 719-657-3334 Fax: 719-652-2621
Routt Routt County Clerk and Recorder
PO Box 773599
Steamboat Springs, CO 80477-3599
Phone: 970-870-5556 Fax: 970-870-5443
Saguache Saguache County Clerk and Recorder
PO Box 176
Saguache, CO 81149-0176
Phone: 719-655-2512 Fax: 719-655-2730
San Juan San Juan County Clerk and Recorder
PO Box 466
Silverton, CO 81433-0466
Phone: 970-387-5671 Fax: 970-387-5671
San Miguel San Miguel County Clerk and Recorder
PO Box 548
Telluride, CO 81435-0548
Phone: 970-728-3954 Fax: 970-728-4808
Sedgwick Sedgwick County Clerk and Recorder
315 Cedar Street, Ste 220
Julesburg, CO 80737-1563
Phone: 970-474-3346 Fax: 970-474-0954
Summit Summit County Clerk and Recorder
PO Box 1538
Breckenridge, CO 80424-1538
Phone: 970-453-3479 Fax: 970-453-3472
Teller Teller County Clerk and Recorder
PO Box 1010
Cripple Creek, CO 80813-1010
Phone: 719-686-8032 Fax: 719-686-8030
Washington Washington County Clerk and Recorder
PO Box L
Akron, CO 80720-0380
Phone: 970-345-6565 Fax: 970-345-6607
Weld Weld County Clerk and Recorder
PO Box 459
Greeley, CO 80632-0459
Phone: 970-304-6525 Fax: 970-304-6566
Yuma Yuma County Clerk and Recorder
310 Ash Street, Suite F
Wray, CO 80758-1850
Phone: 970-332-5809 Fax: 970-332-5919