How to register to vote? How to obtain a mail-in ballot...and more
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Registering to vote is free and easy. 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 can use your driver's license number to update your address and party affiliation online as well.
Printable voter registration forms are also available on the Secretary of State's web site. You can obtain a paper voter registration form at your county clerk's office. You may mail, fax, or scan and email your complete and signed form to your county clerk's office.
Registered voters are required to present one of the following forms of identification at their polling places.
You are registered if you voted in the last general elections and have not moved, or if you have registered since that date. If you have moved, you are required to change your address with the County Clerk. If you did not vote in the last two general elections, you may be declared "inactive" and may need to re-register or reactivate your voting status. Verify your status with the County Clerk at least 29 days prior to Election Day or online (see above).
Mail-In Ballot/Early Voting
Any registered voter may apply for a mail-in ballot; no reason is required for this request.
The application for a mail-in ballot may be obtained from the Montrose County Clerk as early as January 1 of the election year and no later than close of business on the Friday immediately preceding the election. A mail-in ballot must be received at the County Clerk's office by 7 PM on Election Day.
A Permanent Mail-In Ballot may be obtained from the County Clerk. Your name will be placed on a list to receive a ballot for each applicable election. With this provision you need not apply for a mail-in ballot each year. Click Mail-in Ballot for a Mail-in ballot form. Note that one can check either for a mail-in ballot in the current election year or for a permanent ballot.
You can also register online for a Mail-In Ballot through the Secretary of State's Office. See the link above.
Early voting may take place at the County Clerk's office 10 days before the Primary Election and 15 days before a General Election or other November election. Early voting ends on the Friday preceding the election.
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