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“Blue Books” have been mailed in October.
Ballots begin mailing: October 17
Last day to return ballots via mail; use drop boxes after this date: October 31
Last day to vote: Tuesday, November 8 (7p.m.)
The 2022 General Election ballot consists of races for various federal offices, statewide offices, and some local offices. Within these races are candidates for U.S. Congress, Governor, State Executive Offices, State Senators and Representatives, Regional Transportation District Board, and County and District Judges. Voters will also decide on a number of statewide and local ballot measures.
Previously published October 13 — This page was updated/revised 11/3/22
Most asked questions for 2022 election
Where can I vote in person?
==Boulder County: Lyons Community Library community room, 451 4th Avenue. It will be open November 7th MONDAY from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., and November 8th TUESDAY from 7 a.m. to 7p.m.
==Larimer County: Estes Valley Community Center, 660 Community Drive, Estes Park – 8a.m. to 5p.m. early voting; 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. November 8 TUESDAY.
(Click here for other city locations.) 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.
Where is the closest drop off box?
==Boulder County: Lyons has a box outside Lyons Town Hall offices, 432 5th Avenue, 24 hours, which is monitored, and has timely daily collections.
==Larimer County: Estes Park has a box outside the Larimer County Offices on 1601 Brodie, 24 hours (in parking lot behind the building).
==Enter your address here to find out where other boxes are: www.GoVoteColorado.gov.
How do provisional ballots work?
If you try to register to vote on Election Day, but do not have verifiable identification, you may vote a provisional ballot. After Election Day, the election official will review the provisional ballot to verify your eligibility to vote. If you are eligible, your ballot will be counted. For more information please see Provisional Ballot FAQs.
I am a new voter. Can I register online?
You must have a valid Social Security Number, Colorado driver’s license or Colorado ID card to register online.
Click here to REGISTER.
Can I register or change my info in person at the Voting Center?
You can register and vote on the same day, right up to closing on November 8, at 7 p.m.
If you are not sure if you are registered or have moved in the last year, check your voter registration at www.GoVoteColorado.gov. To see a dozen more questions/and/answers on registration, go to the official government web page: Q&A
Here is the list of acceptable proof of citizenship in order to register: LIST
How can I get a replacement ballot and when is the deadline?
An elector can receive a replacement ballot if the original ballot was destroyed, lost, spoiled, or for some other reason not received by the elector. The elector can obtain a replacement ballot at the voter’s county clerk’s office, or they can receive a replacement ballot by mail by making a request to the county clerk and recorder’s office.
The deadline to request a replacement ballot by mail is no later than the 8th day before the election
What do I do with the extra (un-voted) ballot?
Please shred or otherwise properly dispose the ballot you are not voting on.
How can I return my ballot and what’s the deadline to do so?
You can return your ballot multiple ways. You can return your ballot by:
1. Mailing in your ballot; If you decide to return your ballot by mail, please note that you must mail your ballot by October 31, 2022, in order to ensure that the county receives your ballot in time. (put postage on it) Postmarks do not count.
2. Dropping off the ballot at your county’s ballot drop box. — a drop-off location or at your county clerk’s office. If returning your ballot in person or by drop-box, please do so by 7:00 P.M. on election day to ensure that your vote is counted.
If I want to vote in-person what should I do with my mail ballot?
If you want to vote in-person, you may return your mail ballot and vote in-person at a voter service and polling center. Even if you do not return your mail ballot you may still vote in person. Once you vote in person your county clerk will not accept for counting any ballot that was mailed to you. The deadline to vote in-person is 7:00 PM on Election Day.
When I vote and show an ID like my Colorado driver’s license, does the address on my ID need to match my voter registration?
If you show ID that has an address on it, the address must be in Colorado but it does not have to match your voter registration
Where can I see what is on my ballot?
If you want to see what is on your ballot for the upcoming election, please visit My Ballot Colorado SOS and click the link to view a sample ballot.
What should I do if I do not receive my mail ballot, make a mistake, damage, or lose my mail ballot?
Your options are two-fold. You can either:
Request a replacement mail ballot from your county clerk; or
Vote in-person at a voter service and polling center.
You may vote your ballot today by selecting “vote My Ballot” if you are an overseas or military voter. They have an extended period of time for their ballot to be counted.
11 ballot initiatives in 2022 general election
Amendment D – New 23 Judicial District Judges (for newly created twenty-third judicial district)
Amendment E – Extend Homestead act to Gold Star Spouses (partial property tax reduction)
Amendment F – Charitable Gaming Constitutional Amendment (when to pay the managers)
Proposition FF – Healthy Meals for all public school students (not just low income)
Proposition GG – Amount of Tax Owed Table for Initiatives (include a table showing changes to tax rates)
Proposition #121 – Initiative 31 – State Income tax rate reduction (4.55% to 4.40%)
Proposition 125, Initiative 121- Sale of Alcoholic Beverages (fermented)
Proposition #122 Access to Natural Medicine (limiting government authority)
Proposition #123 dedicated state income tax revenue for Affordable Housing
Preposition #124 concerning liquor licenses (increasing the number for independent stores)
Proposition #126 Third-Party Delivery of Alcohol Beverages (drinks delivered to homes)
This information is provided through the Colorado Secretary of State web site.
See Lyons Recorder ARTICLE about 11 initiatives with comments by Boulder County Commissioner.
See Lyons Recorder ARTICLE about LYONS ONLY 2 ballot issues.