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Election Central 2020

Election Central 2020

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Welcome to the League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties Election Central 2020 pages with the information you need about the November 3 General Election and registering to vote. You'll also find links to elections information on the Colorado Secretary of State and Arapahoe County and Douglas County web sites below.

☆ You Can Register To Vote Through Election Day ☆

It takes just a few minutes to register to vote online. You can register online 24/7 on the Colorado Secretary of State web site.

☆ Is Your Voting Address Up To Date? ☆

You can easily update your voter registration information online 24/7 on the Colorado Secretary of State web site.

☆ 17 Year Olds Were Eligible To Vote In The Primaries
If 18 By November 3 ☆

New this year in Colorado: 17 year olds who will turn 18 by the November 3, 2020 General Election were eligible to vote in the Colorado Presidential Primary on March 3 and in the Colorado State Primary on June 30.

Now qualified Colorado teens who will turn 18 by the general election can take part in the primary elections too due to the new The Colorado Votes Act (HB 19-1278), which took effect in August, 2019.

Also, please note that in Colorado all teens 16 and older are encouraged to register to vote so that they're set up to vote as soon as eligible.

Teens 16 and 17 Years Old: Go to the Colorado Secretary of State's web site and click on "Register Online." Once registered, you will automatically receive a ballot for the next election for which you're eligible.

☆ Paid Election Judges May Be Needed For The Fall Election ☆

The Colorado Secretary of State needs paid election judges for the general election November 3

Because of COVID-19, some election judges will not be available to work in this fall's election and many counties may need more judges.

Your help is needed. If you're interested in serving as a paid election judge, submit the Election Judge Interest form on the Colorado Secretary of State's web site.

If you meet the qualifications and if there are positions open for election judges in your county for the upcoming election, your County Clerk will contact you.

Serving as an election judge is a paid, temporary position. Please note that wages earned while serving as an election judge could impact your eligibility for unemployment benefits if those wages exceed 25% of your current benefit. As each individual's circumstances are different and wages for election judges are determined by counties, it is important you understand how any income earned as an election judge could impact your eligibility for unemployment benefits before beginning employment.

To limit the spread of COVID-19 and prioritize the safety of Coloradans, election judges will be provided with appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) while performing their duties.

See what qualifications are required of paid election judge applicants, such as being a U.S. citizen and being registered to vote, find more information about serving as an election judge, and fill out the application form on the Colorado Secretary of State's web site here.

☆ Paid Student Election Judges May Also Needed
For The Fall Election ☆

The Colorado Secretary of State may also need paid student election judges for the November 3 general election!

High school juniors and seniors (ages 16 and 17) may be needed to work at polling places as paid student election judges. Being a student election judge provides students with valuable experience in grassroots democracy and enables them to earn money for working election day.

See what qualifications are required of paid student election judge applicants, such as being a U.S. citizen, read additional information about serving as a student election judge, and download the Student Election Judge Application form on the Colorado Secretary of State's web site.

☆ November 3 General Election ☆

☆ Ballots Are Mailed Starting October 16 ☆

☆ Early Voting Starts October 19 ☆

☆ Returning Your Ballot ☆

Don't forget to sign your ballot. You can mail or drop off your ballot at any of your county's 24-hour drop boxes.

Except for military and overseas voters, ballots must be returned by 7:00 p.m. on November 3 to be counted. If it's too late to mail in your ballot, find your county's nearest drop-off location:
Find My Nearest Arapahoe County Elections Drop-Off Locations here.
The Douglas County Elections Drop-Off Locations are here.

☆ Ballots Must Be Received By November 3 at 7 pm
To Be Counted ☆

For the details, see the Arapahoe County Elections polling centers info.
and the Douglas County Elections polling centers info.



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Vote411.org Personalized Election Information

Visit the League of Women Voters non-partisan Vote411.org web site, which displays your personalized local voter information. You'll find the Vote411.org web site here.