Time off for voting
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.
2013 Events Calendar
|Last day for early voting afor the Coordinated Election if conducted as a polling place election.||November 1,2013|
| Coordinated Election||November 5,2013|
Poll Hours: 7:00 AM-7:00 PM
Do I need identification if I vote in person?
- All voters who vote at the polls must provide identification. While there are many forms of acceptable identification, most voters find it convenient to bring their Colorado Driver's License or a utility bill. A Colorado ID is available at no cost to those who are eligible. For more information, please contact the Colorado Department of Revenue.
- A valid Colorado driver's license
- A valid identification card issued by the Department of Revenue in accordance with the requirements of Part 3 of Article 2 of Title 42, C.R.S.
- 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 United States government or of this state, or by any county, municipality, board, authority, or other political subdivision of this state;
- A valid pilot's license issued by the federal aviation administration or other authorized agency of the United States
- A valid U.S. military identification card with a photograph of the eligible elector
- A copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document that shows the name and address of the elector.
- A valid Medicare or Medicaid card issued by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (formerly the United States Health Care Financing Administration)
- A certified copy of a U.S. birth certificate for the elector issued in the United States
- 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, as defined in section 23-3.1-102(5), C.R.S.
- A valid veteran identification card issued by the United States 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.
Under federal law, if you move within 30 days of a presidential election, you are allowed to vote for President and Vice President in your former state of residence, either in person or by absentee ballot.
Registering for the first time? If you have a Colorado State driver's license or ID card issued by the Department of Revenue you may register online at this website.If you have not been issued either of these documents, you may still register to vote by using the paper voter registration form.The deadline for voter registration is 29 days before Election Day..
To register to vote in the State of Colorado, an individual must meet the following qualifications:
- Be a United States Citizen
- Be a Colorado resident and have lived in your current precinct for at least 30 days before the election,
- Be at least 18 years old on or before the next election, and
- Not be serving a sentence of confinement, detention, or parole for a felony conviction.
- Colorado law does not allow Election Day voter registration.
You must be registered to vote at least 29 days before Election Day in order to be eligible to vote in that election.
- 2012 General deadline is Monday, October 9, 2012
How to Register to Vote
- If you have a Colorado State driver's license or ID card issued by the Department
of Revenue you may register to vote online at http://www.govotecolorado.com/
- If you are already a registered voter in Colorado you may confirm your registration at this website.
Once your registration is verified, you may update your address,
party affiliation or permanent mail-in ballot status online as well.
- Printable voter registration forms are also available on the Secretary of State's web site, county clerk and recorder offices, and any federal post office that provided voter registration applications. You may mail, fax, or scan and email your complete and signed form to your county clerk and recorder's office.
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