Voter Registration

Participate in democracy by voting!  Registering to vote is quick, easy, and ensures that your voice is heard.

If you live or go to school in Colorado, you have the right to register to vote here.
Students attending college in Colorado have the right to register and vote if they reside here. A student does not automatically reside in Colorado just because they are attending school here. It is up to the student to decide where they reside. If you choose to vote in a different state, you are no longer eligible to vote in Colorado. Learn more about voting while in college

Out of State Students: If you are registered in another state, you can request an absentee ballot from your home state or you can change your registration to vote in Colorado. Be aware of deadlines and update your registration at and also learn about absentee voting.  

How to REGISTER to Vote in Colorado
You can register easily online with the last 4 digits of your Social Security Number, or your Colorado ID. Visit the Secretary of State’s website  to register to vote or update your voter registration, including your address. You can also register in person at your County Clerk’s office, by mail, or at a Colorado DMV.  Coloradans who meet the 22-day state residency to vote requirement may register to vote up to, and including, Election Day. 

Colorado Registration Requirements:

  • Be a U. S. Citizen
  • Be 16 years of age or older
  • Live in Colorado for at least 1 day

How to VOTE in Colorado and at The University of Denver
In Colorado, all eligible registered voters automatically receive a ballot in the mail a few weeks before an election - this makes voting really easy! You can send your ballot in by mail, ballot drop-box, or at in-person voting center. The Denver Elections Division operates 43 ballot drop-off boxes throughout the city during an election period, including on the DU Campus - on the North side of the Ritchie Center. In addition to drop boxes, voters can choose to vote in person or return their ballots at a number of vote centers and drive-throughs. Learn how to vote and where to vote

Colorado Voter Requirements:

  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • Be 18 years or older by Election Day
  • Live in Colorado at least 22 days before Election Day

Do Your Research
Make sure you do your research before you vote of the topics and candidates. There are many important ballot measures and races outside of high profile presidential elections. Check your voter registration, make a plan to vote, and research every candidate and measure on your ballot before you head to the polls at BallotReady.

Track Your Ballot
In Colorado, you can track the progress of your ballot, from when it is sent to you, when you dropped it off or mailed it, and when it is counted.  Sign up at Ballottrax.