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Election Central 2020

Election Central 2020

☆ Return Your Ballot To A Drop-off Location
By Tuesday, November 3 at 7 pm ☆

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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, registering to vote, checking your voter registration, updating your voter registration address, and becoming a paid election judge. You'll also find links to elections information on the Colorado Secretary of State and Arapahoe County and Douglas County web sites.

☆ You Can Register To Vote Through Election Day
November 3 ☆

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Are You Registered To Vote?

It's quick and easy to register to vote. Register at a county Voter Service and Polling Center after October 26 because it will be too late to receive your ballot by mail. See below to find a nearby location.

☆ Is Your Voting Address Up To Date? ☆

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Need to Update Your Voter Information?

Update your voter registration information at a county Voter Service and Polling Center after October 26 because it will be too late to receive your ballot by mail. See below to find a nearby location.

☆ Want to Verify Your Voter Registration? ☆

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Need to Verify Your Voter Registration?

Want to be sure that your voter registration is active and your information is up-to-date? You can check quickly 24/7 on the Colorado Secretary of State's Voter Registration web page here. Look for the Manage My Registration section. If a change is needed after October 26, go to a Voter Service and Polling Center location to receive your ballot because it will be too late to receive it by mail. See below to find a nearby location.

☆ 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 Are Needed For The General Election
November 3 ☆

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Arapahoe County Needs Paid Temporary Election Workers

Arapahoe County needs more than 400 temporary election judges! Because of COVID-19, some election judges are not available to work in the November 3 election.

Interviews have started in Arapahoe County for the General Election November 3. Assignments for election judges are based on applicant interest and experience, county election needs, and political party affiliation balance.

Serving as an election judge is a paid, temporary position. Paid training is provided.

See the applicant requirements and the types of positions to be filled on the Arapahoe County Clerk's Elections webpage here.

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Douglas County Needs Paid Temporary Election Workers

Douglas County needs election judges! Because of COVID-19, some election judges are not available to work in the November 3 election.

This is a paid, temporary position. Election judges are needed to assist and direct voters, verify voter identification, register voters, update voter information in the electronic database, and issue ballots at Voter Service and Polling Centers; monitor drop-off ballot boxes; visit Healthcare Facilities to deliver ballots and assist voters; transport ballot boxes and supplies; process and count mail ballots; and enter data and answer phones in the Elections Office.

Paid training will be provided.

See the applicant requirements on the Douglas County Clerk's Elections webpage here.

☆ Paid Student Election Judges Are Also Needed
For The General Election November 3 ☆

Your county 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 Were Mailed To Registered Voters Starting October 9 ☆

You can check to see if your ballot was mailed by checking your voter registration on the Colorado Secretary of State's website here. Look for the Manage My Registration section. Or sign up for BallotTrax to track your ballot being mailed to you and after you return it. Look for the BallotTrax section.

☆ Vote Your Ballot ☆

The League of Women Voters' Vote411.org website went public October 3 with information for voters on which candidates and ballot issues will be on the ballot. All candidates were invited to add information about their issue positions. Enter your address to find your personalized information on the Vote411 website.

You'll find the Arapahoe and Douglas County Elections composite sample ballots on each county's ballot information page:
Arapahoe County sample ballot: here and the Douglas County sample ballot: here.

The League of Women Voters of Colorado has a helpful summary of the pros and cons of each question on the ballot. It's available in English here and in Spanish here.

The League has taken positions on some of the ballot questions. You'll find their evaluations here.

If you'd like to read the complete Colorado Legislative Services blue book analysis of the ballot questions, it's available in English here and in Spanish here.

☆ Early Voting Started October 19 ☆

You can vote in person, if you wish or need assistance, at a nearby county Voter Service and Polling Center.
To find your nearest county Voter Service and Polling Center, see the Arapahoe County Elections Voter Service and Polling Center locations here and the Douglas County Elections Voter Service and Polling Center locations here info.

☆ Return Your Ballot by 7 pm November 3 ☆

Don't forget to sign your ballot envelope (Do NOT sign your ballot). It's too late to mail your ballot. Instead, drop it off at any of your county's drop-off locations instead of mailing it.

Except for military and overseas voters, ballots must be returned by 7:00 p.m. on November 3 to be counted and postmarks do not count.
To find your nearest county drop box location, see the Arapahoe County Elections website here and the Douglas County Elections website here.
Find your nearest Voter Service and Polling Center location, where you can return your ballot, register to vote, update your address, or replace a spoiled ballot through 7 pm November 3 on the Arapahoe County Elections website here and the Douglas County Elections website here.

☆ Track Your Ballot ☆

You can check to see that your ballot was received by your County Elections office. From the Arapahoe County Elections Track My Ballot web page sign up here, You'll be directed to the Colorado BallotTrax signup page for Arapahoe County.

The Douglas County Elections Track Your Ballot page links to the Colorado BallotTrax system, allowing you to sign up and track your ballot here.

☆ New TXT2Cure Program Makes Fixing A Ballot Problem Easy ☆

If you receive a letter saying that there's a problem with your ballot signature, you have until November 12 to cure the problem. The easiest way is to text "Colorado" to 2VOTE (28638) and go to the link mailed to you. You'll be asked to enter your voter ID number (on the mailed rejection notice), digitally sign an affidavit, and attach a photo of your identification. You'll find more information about the Colorado Secretary of state's TXT2Cure program here.

☆ Vote411.org ☆

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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.