Can I Take Time Off For Voting? Yes
By law, an elector may get time off without loss of pay if he or she does not have
sufficient time outside of regular working hours to vote.
With prior notice to an employer, employees may take up to two hours off of work for the purpose of voting. The employer may specify the hours the employee will take off, but the period must fall at the beginning or end of the work period if the employee so requests. There is no leave available if there are three or more hours between the time of opening and the time of closing of the polls during which the voter is not required to be on the job.
Voting At The Polls On Election Day
All voters who vote at the polls must provide identification. If you are voting by mail for
the first time, you may also need to provide a photocopy of your identification when you return your mail ballot.
The following documents are acceptable forms of identification,
- A valid U.S. passport
- A valid employee identification card with a photograph of the eligible elector issued by any branch, department,
agency, or entity of the U.S. government or of Colorado, or by any county, municipality, board, authority, or other political subdivision
- A valid Colorado driver’s license or valid identification card issued by the Colorado Department of Revenue.
- A valid pilot’s license issued by the federal aviation administration or other authorized agency of the U.S.
- A valid U.S. military identification card with a photograph of the eligible elector.
- A copy of a current (within the last 60 days) utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other
government document that shows the name and address of the elector.
- A Certificate of Degree of Indian or Alaskan Native Blood.
- A valid Medicare or Medicaid card issued by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
- A certified copy of a U.S. birth certificate for the elector.
- Certified documentation of naturalization.
- A valid student identification card with a photograph of the eligible elector issued by an institute of
higher education in Colorado
- A valid veteran identification card issued by the U.S. department of veterans affairs veterans
health administration with a photograph of the eligible elector.
- A valid identification card issued by a federally recognized tribal government certifying tribal membership.
Any form of identification listed above that shows your address must show a Colorado
address to qualify as an acceptable form of identification.
The following documents are also considered acceptable forms of identification for voting
- Verification that a voter is a resident of a group residential facility
- Verification that a voter is a person committed to the department of human services and confined and eligible to
register and vote shall be considered sufficient identification of such person for the purposes
The following are NOT acceptable forms of identification
- A drive's license or identification card issued to not lawfully present and temporarily lawfully
- Any document produced by Colorado’s statewide voter registration system.
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