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Federal Election Deadlines

State Primary June 26, 2018 General Election November 6, 2018
Registration Sent by* 7 PM, June 26, 2018 Sent by* 7 PM, November 6, 2018
Ballot Request No Deadline No Deadline
Ballot Return Sent by** 7 PM, June 26, 2018 Sent by** 7 PM, November 6, 2018

*Registration: When using to register, the FPCA and FWAB must be received by the 8th day after the election.

**Ballot Return: Ballots must be received by the 8th day after the election.

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

What is UOCAVA?

The Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act is commonly referred to as UOCAVA. UOCAVA citizens are U.S. citizens who are active members of the Uniformed Services, the Merchant Marine, the commissioned corps of the Public Health Service and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, their eligible family members and other U.S. citizens residing outside the United States. The law provides the legal basis for absentee voting requirements for federal offices.

What is the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA)?

The FPCA (federal form SF 76) allows UOCAVA citizens to register to vote and request an absentee ballot. This form is also used to update your contact information.

What is the Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB)?

The FWAB (federal form SF 186) serves as an emergency backup ballot for UOCAVA citizens. If you do not receive your absentee ballot from your State in time to return it to your election official to participate in the election, use the FWAB.

What is the DoD Fax Service?

The DoD Fax Service is for those voters who cannot send their election materials directly to their election officials. To fax your election materials, use the Transmission Cover Sheet found in Chapter 1 or online 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. If you need to send your election materials to your election official by fax but do not have access to a fax machine you can email them to fax@fvap.gov and FVAP will fax your election materials for you. This service is fax only. If your State accepts your election materials by email you should email them directly to your election official. FVAP will not transmit email to email transactions.

What is the Prepaid Mail Label 11- DoD?

Overseas Uniformed Service members can use this label for general election absentee ballots. It provides free express mail service to your election official for general election absentee ballots. You can request to have a Prepaid Mail Label 11-DoD applied to your absentee ballot at Military Postal Office locations (APO/FPO). A portion of the label is kept by you for tracking your absentee ballot through the U.S. postal service.

What is a primary election?

A primary election is an election held before the general election to determine the candidates that can be placed on the general election ballot.

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

A U.S. citizen who has never resided in the U.S. and has a parent, legal guardian, spouse or civil union partner that was last domiciled in Colorado is eligible to vote in Colorado.

I am a National Guardsman activated on State orders; does my State afford me UOCAVA privileges?

Yes.

How can I check the status of my ballot?

You can check the status of your absentee ballot here:
http://www.govotecolorado.com

Does my State have any online tools?

You can see if your State has any online tools available here:
http://www.fvap.gov/colorado

Registering and requesting your absentee ballot

Under federal law, the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) registers you to vote and requests absentee ballots for a minimum of all federal elections in the current calendar year. Be sure to complete a new FPCA each year and every time your address changes.

Complete the following sections of the FPCA

Section 1

Select the category that best describes you.


Enter your current name (Last, First). If you are registered under a different name, provide this information in the previous name area.


Your date of birth is required.


You must provide either a State issued ID number or the last four digits of your Social Security Number. If you do not have either of these numbers you must enter in Section 6: "I do not have a Social Security Number or State issued ID number."

Section 2

Enter the complete street address of your voting residence where you are registering to vote and requesting an absentee ballot. You cannot use a post office box mailing address. If your address is a rural route, use Section 6 to describe the location of your voting residence.

Section 3

Enter your current mailing address, even if you are requesting your ballot by email/online or fax. If you want your election materials sent to a different address or have a forwarding address, use the forwarding address space to provide this information.

Section 4

Your contact information is recommended so your election official can contact you if they need additional information from you in order to accept your FPCA. If you want to receive your absentee ballot by email/online or fax, you must provide your email address or fax number.

Section 5

You can receive your absentee ballot by mail, email/online or fax. Select your preferred method of receiving your absentee ballot.


To vote in primary elections, you must enter the name of the party ballot you want to receive. Political party affiliation is not required if requesting an absentee ballot for general elections.

Section 6

Provide any information that may assist your election official in accepting this form. You can use this space to designate particular elections or the period you wish to receive ballots.

Section 7

Sign and date. No witness signature required.

Section 1

Select the category that best describes you.


Enter your current name (Last, First). If you are registered under a different name, provide this information in the previous name area.


Your date of birth is required.


You must provide either a State issued ID number or the last four digits of your Social Security Number. If you do not have either of these numbers you must enter in Section 6: "I do not have a Social Security Number or State issued ID number."

Section 2

Enter the complete street address of your voting residence where you are registering to vote and requesting an absentee ballot. You cannot use a post office box mailing address. If your address is a rural route, use Section 6 to describe the location of your voting residence.

Section 3

Enter your current mailing address, even if you are requesting your ballot by email/online or fax. If you want your election materials sent to a different address or have a forwarding address, use the forwarding address space to provide this information.

Section 4

Your contact information is recommended so your election official can contact you if they need additional information from you in order to accept your FPCA. If you want to receive your absentee ballot by email/online or fax, you must provide your email address or fax number.

Section 5

You can receive your absentee ballot by mail, email/online or fax. Select your preferred method of receiving your absentee ballot.


To vote in primary elections, you must enter the name of the party ballot you want to receive. Political party affiliation is not required if requesting an absentee ballot for general elections.

Section 6

Provide any information that may assist your election official in accepting this form. You can use this space to designate particular elections or the period you wish to receive ballots.

Section 7

Sign and date. No witness signature required.

How and where to submit your FPCA

You can submit the FPCA by mail, email or fax. Contact information can be found in the "Local Election Offices" section or online at FVAP.gov.

Mail your FPCA: Once your FPCA is complete, mail your FPCA directly to your election official.

Email your FPCA: Scan the signed FPCA into your computer. Be sure to also include the Transmission Cover Sheet. Email this package directly to your election official.

Fax your FPCA: Fax your FPCA directly to your election official. Be sure to also include the Transmission Cover Sheet. You may use the DoD Fax Service to fax your FPCA if you do not have access to a fax machine to fax your election official directly. Instructions for the DoD Fax Service are in the "Important Information" section or online at FVAP.gov.

To find out the status of your FPCA, contact your election official. Your election official will contact you if your FPCA is not accepted.

Voting your ballot

Once you receive your absentee ballot from your State it must be returned according to the deadlines and requirements in the "Federal Election Deadlines" chart. For special federal elections, visit FVAP.gov for specific deadlines.

You can submit your State absentee ballot by mail, email, online (Colorado provides a secure document transfer system to allow you to return your ballot electronically. Go to https://ballotreturn.sos.colorado.gov and follow the instructions to securely upload your ballot for delivery to your county clerk and recorder) or fax. Contact information can be found in the "Local Election Offices" section. If you do not have access to a fax machine to fax your election official directly, you may use the DoD Fax Service to fax your ballot. Overseas Uniformed Service members can request to have the Prepaid Mail Label 11-DoD applied to the general election ballot. Additional information about this label can be found in the "Important Information" section.

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

The FWAB can be used to register to vote. If you are using the FWAB to register to vote, it must be received by the registration deadline listed in the "Federal Election Deadlines" chart.

You can use the FWAB to vote in federal, State and local elections, including ballot measures.

Complete the following sections of the FWAB's voter information page

Section 1

Select the category that best describes you.


Enter your current name (Last, First). If you are registered under a different name, provide this information in the previous name area.


Your date of birth is required.


You must provide either a State issued ID number or the last four digits of your Social Security Number. If you do not have either of these numbers you must enter in Section 6: "I do not have a Social Security Number or State issued ID number."

Section 2

Enter the complete street address of your voting residence where you are registering to vote and requesting an absentee ballot. You cannot use a post office box mailing address. If your address is a rural route, use Section 6 to describe the location of your voting residence.

Section 3

Enter your current mailing address. If you want your election materials sent to a different address or have a forwarding address, use the forwarding address space to provide this information.

Section 4

Your contact information is recommended so your election official can contact you if they need additional information from you to accept your FWAB.

Section 5

Check Yes if you would like to register to vote and/or request an absentee ballot, otherwise check No.


You can receive your absentee ballot by mail, email/online or fax. Select your preferred method of receiving your absentee ballot.


To vote in primary elections, you must enter the name of the party primary in which you are voting. Political party affiliation is not required if voting an absentee ballot in general elections.

Section 6

Provide any information that may assist the election official in accepting this form. You can use this space to designate particular elections or the period you wish to receive ballots.

Section 7

Sign and date. No witness signature required.

Section 1

Select the category that best describes you.


Enter your current name (Last, First). If you are registered under a different name, provide this information in the previous name area.


Your date of birth is required.


You must provide either a State issued ID number or the last four digits of your Social Security Number. If you do not have either of these numbers you must enter in Section 6: "I do not have a Social Security Number or State issued ID number."

Section 2

Enter the complete street address of your voting residence where you are registering to vote and requesting an absentee ballot. You cannot use a post office box mailing address. If your address is a rural route, use Section 6 to describe the location of your voting residence.

Section 3

Enter your current mailing address. If you want your election materials sent to a different address or have a forwarding address, use the forwarding address space to provide this information.

Section 4

Your contact information is recommended so your election official can contact you if they need additional information from you to accept your FWAB.

Section 5

Check Yes if you would like to register to vote and/or request an absentee ballot, otherwise check No.


You can receive your absentee ballot by mail, email/online or fax. Select your preferred method of receiving your absentee ballot.


To vote in primary elections, you must enter the name of the party primary in which you are voting. Political party affiliation is not required if voting an absentee ballot in general elections.

Section 6

Provide any information that may assist the election official in accepting this form. You can use this space to designate particular elections or the period you wish to receive ballots.

Section 7

Sign and date. No witness signature required.

Vote your FWAB

To vote, write in either a candidate's name or political party for each office. You are not required to make a selection for each and every contest.

How and where to submit your FWAB

You can submit the FWAB by mail, email or fax. Contact information can be found in the "Local Election Offices" section or online at FVAP.gov.

Mail your FWAB: Once your FWAB is complete, sign and date the Voter Information page. Fold along the dotted line and seal the completed Official Backup Ballot, do not write on the Official Ballot envelope. Insert the sealed Official Ballot envelope and the Voter Information page into the mailing envelope and mail your FWAB directly to your election official. Overseas Uniformed Service members can request to have the Prepaid Mail Label 11-DoD applied to the general election ballot. Additional information about this label can be found in the "Important Information" section or online at FVAP.gov.

Email your FWAB: Once your FWAB is complete, sign and date the Voter Information page. Scan the signed Voter Information page, the Official Backup Ballot and the Transmission Cover Sheet into your computer. Be sure to also sign the secrecy waiver on the Transmission Cover Sheet. Email this ballot package directly to your election official.

Upload your FWAB: Once your FWAB is complete, sign and date the Voter Information page. Scan the signed Voter Information page, the Official Backup Ballot and the Transmission Cover Sheet into your computer. Be sure to also sign the secrecy waiver on the Transmission Cover Sheet. Use Colorado's secure document transfer system to return your FWAB electronically. Go to https://ballotreturn.sos.colorado.gov and follow the instructions to securely upload your FWAB for delivery to your county clerk and recorder.

Fax your FWAB: Once your FWAB is complete, sign and date the Voter Information page. Fax the signed Voter Information page, the Official Backup Ballot and the Transmission Cover Sheet directly to your election official. Be sure to also sign the secrecy waiver on the Transmission Cover Sheet. You may use the DoD Fax Service to fax your FWAB toll-free if you do not have access to a fax machine to fax your election official directly. Instructions for the DoD Fax Service are in the "Important Information" section or online at FVAP.gov.

See the "Federal Election Deadlines" chart for the deadline for submitting the FWAB. If you receive the State absentee ballot after transmitting your voted FWAB, you may also vote and return the State absentee ballot. If both are received by the deadline, only the State absentee ballot will be counted.

Local election offices for county

County Mailing Address
Adams Adams County Clerk and Recorder
4430 S Adams County Pkwy, Ste E3102
Brighton, CO 80601
Phone: 720-523-6500
Fax: 720-523-6266
Alamosa Alamosa County Clerk and Recorder
8999 Independence Way, Ste 101
Alamosa, CO 81101
Phone: 719-589-6681
Fax: 719-589-6118
Arapahoe Arapahoe County Clerk and Recorder
5334 S Prince St
Littleton, CO 80120
Phone: 303-734-5346
Fax: 303-795-4712
Archuleta Archuleta County Clerk and Recorder
PO Box 2589
Pagosa Springs, CO 81147
Phone: 970-264-8331
Fax: 970-264-8562
Baca Baca County Clerk and Recorder
741 Main St, #3
Springfield, CO 81073
Phone: 719-523-4372
Fax: 719-523-4881
Bent Bent County Clerk and Recorder
725 Bent Ave
Las Animas, CO 81054
Phone: 719-456-2009
Fax: 719-456-0375
Boulder Boulder County Clerk and Recorder, Elections Division
1750 33rd St., Ste 200
Boulder, CO 80301
Phone: 303-413-7796
Fax: 303-413-7728
Broomfield Broomfield County Clerk and Recorder
1 DesCombes Dr
Broomfield, CO 80020
Phone: 303-464-5874
Fax: 303-410-3815
Chaffee Chaffee County Clerk and Recorder
104 Crestone Ave
Salida, CO 81201
Phone: 719-530-5604
Fax: 719-539-8588
Cheyenne Cheyenne County Clerk and Recorder
51 S 1st St
Cheyenne Wells, CO 80810
Phone: 719-767-5685
Fax: 719-767-8730
Clear Creek Clear Creek County Clerk and Recorder
PO Box 2000
Georgetown, CO 80444
Phone: 303-679-2341
Fax: 303-679-2416
Conejos Conejos County Clerk and Recorder
Po Box 127
Conejos, CO 81129
Phone: 719-376-5422
Fax: 719-376-5997
Costilla Costilla County Clerk and Recorder
PO Box 308
San Luis, CO 81152
Phone: 719-937-7671
Fax: 800-934-7128
Crowley Crowley County Clerk and Recorder
631 Main, Ste 102
Ordway, CO 81063
Phone: 719-267-5225
Fax: 719-267-4608
Custer Custer County Clerk and Recorder
205 S 6th St.
Westcliffe, CO 81252
Phone: 719-783-2441
Fax: 719-783-2885
Delta Delta County Clerk and Recorder
501 Palmer St. Ste 211
Delta, CO 81416
Phone: 970-874-5903
Fax: 970-874-2161
Denver Denver County Clerk and Recorder, Elections Division
200 W 14th Ave., Ste. 100
Denver, CO 80204
Phone: 720-865-4921
Fax: 720-913-8607
Dolores Dolores County Clerk and Recorder
409 N Main St.
Dove Creek, CO 81324-0058
Phone: 970-677-2381
Fax: 970-677-4144
Douglas Douglas County Clerk and Recorder
125 Stephanie Pl
Castle Rock, CO 80109
Phone: 303-814-4385
Fax: 720-733-6977
Eagle Eagle County Clerk and Recorder
PO Box 537
Eagle, CO 81631
Phone: 970-328-8716
Fax: 800-225-6136
El Paso El Paso County Clerk and Recorder
1675 W Garden of the Gods Rd, Ste 2202
Colorado Springs, CO 80907
Phone: 719-520-7094
Fax: 719-520-7327
Elbert Elbert County Clerk and Recorder
PO Box 990
Kiowa, CO 80117
Phone: 303-621-3127
Fax: 303-621-3212
Fremont Fremont County Clerk and Recorder
615 Macon Ave, Rm 102
Canon City, CO 81212-3381
Phone: 719-276-7340
Fax: 719-276-7338
Garfield Garfield County Clerk and Recorder
109 8th St, #200
Glenwood Springs, CO 81601
Phone: 970-384-3700 x2
Fax: 970-947-1078
Gilpin Gilpin County Clerk and Recorder
203 Eureka St
Central City, CO 80427
Phone: 303-582-5321
Fax: 303-565-1797
Grand Grand County Clerk and Recorder
308 Byers Ave
Hot Sulphur Springs, CO 80451-0120
Phone: 970-725-3065
Fax: 970-725-0100
Gunnison Gunnison County Clerk and Recorder
221 N Wisconsin St
Gunnison, CO 81230
Phone: 970-641-7641
Fax: 970-642-4675
Hinsdale Hinsdale County Clerk and Recorder
317 N Henson St
Lake City, CO 81235
Phone: 970-944-2225 x2
Fax: 970-944-2202
Huerfano Huerfano County Clerk and Recorder
401 Main St, Ste 204
Walsenburg, CO 81089
Phone: 719-738-2389
Fax: 719-738-2060
Jackson Jackson County Clerk and Recorder
396 LaFever St
Walden, CO 80480
Phone: 970-723-4334
Fax: 970-723-3214
Jefferson Jefferson County Clerk and Recorder
3500 Illinois St, Ste 1100
Golden, CO 80401
Phone: 303-271-8198
Fax: 303-215-9307
Kiowa Kiowa County Clerk and Recorder
PO Box 37
Eads, CO 81036
Phone: 719-438-5421
Fax: 719-438-5327
Kit Carson Kit Carson County Clerk and Recorder
251 16th St, Ste 203
Burlington, CO 80807
Phone: 719-346-8638 x233
Fax: 719-346-8721
La Plata La Plata County Clerk and Recorder
98 Everett St Ste C
Durango, CO 81303
Phone: 970-382-6297
Fax: 970-259-5413
Lake Lake County Clerk and Recorder
505 Harrison Ave
Leadville, CO 80461
Phone: 719-486-1410
Fax: 719-486-3972
Larimer Larimer County Clerk and Recorder
200 W Oak St, Ste 5100
Fort Collins, CO 80521
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
Phone: 719-743-2444
Fax: 719-743-2524
Logan Logan County Clerk and Recorder
315 Main St Ste 3
Sterling, CO 80751
Phone: 970-522-1544
Fax: 970-522-2063
Mesa Mesa County Clerk and Recorder
200 S Spruce St.
Grand Junction, CO 81501
Phone: 970-256-1582
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 Ste 200
Craig, CO 81625
Phone: 970-824-9120
Fax: 970-826-3413
Montezuma Montezuma County Clerk and Recorder
140 W Main St, Ste 1
Cortez, CO 81321
Phone: 970-564-2734
Fax: 970-564-0215
Montrose Montrose County Clerk and Recorder
320 South 1st St, Rm 103
Montrose, CO 81401
Phone: 970-252-4587
Fax: 970-249-0757
Morgan Morgan County Clerk and Recorder
231 Ensign St
Fort Morgan, CO 80701
Phone: 970-542-3521 x1460
Fax: 970-542-3553
Otero Otero County Clerk and Recorder
13 W 3rd St, Rm 210
La Junta, CO 81050
Phone: 719-383-3024
Fax: 719-383-3026
Ouray Ouray County Clerk and Recorder
PO Box C
Ouray, CO 81427
Phone: 970-325-4961
Fax: 970-325-0452
Park Park County Clerk and Recorder
501 Main St
Fairplay, CO 80440
Phone: 719-836-4223
Fax: 719-836-4348
Phillips Phillips County Clerk and Recorder
221 S Interocean Ave
Holyoke, CO 80734
Phone: 970-854-3131
Fax: 970-854-4745
Pitkin Pitkin County Clerk and Recorder
501 E Hyman Ave, Ste 106
Aspen, CO 81611
Phone: 970-429-2732
Fax: 970-445-3007
Prowers Prowers County Clerk and Recorder
301 South Main St, Ste 210
Lamar, CO 81052
Phone: 719-336-8011
Fax: 719-336-5306
Pueblo Pueblo County Clerk and Recorder
720 N Main St., Ste 200
Pueblo, CO 81005
Phone: 719-583-6624
Fax: 719-543-1027
Rio Blanco Rio Blanco County Clerk and Recorder
555 Main St
Meeker, CO 81641
Phone: 970-878-9460
Fax: 970-878-3587
Rio Grande Rio Grande County Clerk and Recorder
965 Sixth St
Del Norte, CO 81132
Phone: 719-657-3334
Fax: 719-657-2621
Routt Routt County Clerk and Recorder
522 Lincoln Ave
Steamboat Springs, CO 80487
Phone: 970-870-5558
Fax: 970-870-5443
Saguache Saguache County Clerk and Recorder
PO Box 176
Saguache, CO 81149
Phone: 719-655-2512
Fax: 719-655-2730
San Juan San Juan County Clerk and Recorder
1557 Greene St
Silverton, CO 81433
Phone: 970-387-5671
Fax: 970-387-8043
San Miguel San Miguel County Clerk and Recorder
305 W Colorado Ave
Telluride, CO 81435-0548
Phone: 970-728-3954
Fax: 970-728-4808
Sedgwick Sedgwick County Clerk and Recorder
315 Cedar St
Julesburg, CO 80737
Phone: 970-474-3346
Fax: 970-474-0954
Summit Summit County Clerk and Recorder
PO Box 1538
Breckenridge, CO 80424
Phone: 970-453-3471
Fax: 970-453-3502
Teller Teller County Clerk and Recorder
101 W Bennett Ave
Cripple Creek, CO 80813
Phone: 719-686-8036
Fax: 719-686-8030
Washington Washington County Clerk and Recorder
150 Ash Avenue
Akron, CO 80720
Phone: 970-345-6565
Fax: 970-345-6607
Weld Weld County Clerk and Recorder
1401 N 17th Avenue
Greeley, CO 80631
Phone: 970-304-6525
Fax: 970-304-6566
Yuma Yuma County Clerk and Recorder
310 Ash St, Ste F
Wray, CO 80758
Phone: 970-332-5809
Fax: 970-332-5919