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Upcoming Elections in Colorado

2016 Election Dates and Deadlines

November 8,2016 - General Election Day
Notes:(Polls open 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.)
Absentee Ballot Begins: First day that mail ballots may be mailed to voters, except for UOCAVA Voters. (no sooner than 22 days before the election) October 17,2016
Voter Registration Ends: Last day to submit an application to register to vote through a voter registration drive. (No later than 22 days before the election) October 17,2016
Last date for the State/county clerks to publish polling site locations: Last day to post polling location signs for the General Election. (At least 20 days before the election) October 19,2016
Absentee Ballot Request deadline: Last day to send initial mail ballots to voters for the General Election, except for UOCAVA voters. (no later than 18 days before the General Election) October 21,2016
Early Voting/In Person Absentee voting starts: Early Voting Starts 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m October 24,2016
Voter Registration deadline - By Mail: Last day for an individual to submit a voter registration application and still receive a ballot in the mail. (Through the 8th day before the election) October 31,2016
Voter Registration Ends: Voter Registration deadline - Sent by 7 PM November 8,2016
Early Voting/In Person Absentee voting ends: Early voting ends November 8,2016
Absentee Ballot return deadline : Absentee ballot return deadline - Received by 7 PM November 8,2016
Absentee Ballot return deadline- UOCAVA citizens: Last day for ballots cast by military and overseas electors to be received by the county clerk in order to be counted. (No later than the 8th day after election day) November 16,2016
Mayoral Elections and Others
  • Parker Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: Mike Waid - Population(45,297)
November 8, 2016
  • Electoral College Election
December 19, 2016

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 of Colorado.
  • 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 present individuals.
  • Any document produced by Colorado’s statewide voter registration system.

Learn more about Voting at the Polls on Election Day

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Poll Hours: 7:00 AM-7:00 PM

Voters who are in line at their polling location by 7:00 PM are allowed to vote no matter how long it takes for each person to cast his or her ballot.

How can I find my polling location?

If you do not know where your polling place is,you can use www.sos.state.co.us to find your polling location. If you have any issues or questions, please contact your County Clerk

Am I eligible To Vote in Colorado?

Most States require citizens to be registered in order to vote. Make sure you understand the voter registration requirements of your State of residence. Check if you are eligible to vote in Colorado

How/Where Do I Register To Vote in Colorado?

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What's on Colorado ballot in 2016

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Who Can Vote in Primaries in Colorado?

Primary elections are one means by which a political party nominates candidates for the next general election. Check if you are eligible to vote in Primary Elections in Colorado

Can I Register To Vote At The Polls On Election Day?

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Am I eligible To Vote Absentee Ballot in Colorado?

Most States allow voters to vote using an absentee ballot under certain circumstances. Do you know if you are eligible to vote absentee ballot and how to vote absentee ballot in Colorado? Check on the requirements for requesting and returning an absentee ballot

If My Address Has Changed Do I Need To Re-register To Vote?

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