Tuesday, March 5, 2024:
Presidential Primary Election Day
REQUIREMENTS TO VOTE IN THE 2024 PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY
To vote in the 2024 Presidential Primary, you must meet the following criteria:
- will be 18 years of age or older by Election Day (Tues. March 5, 2024)
- are a United States citizen,
- be an unaffiliated voter or be affiliated with the Republican or Democratic parties
- have resided in Colorado 22 days immediately before the election (Mon. February 12, 2024 at the latest) at which you intend to vote, AND
- are not currently serving a sentence of confinement or detention for a felony conviction.
You may register to vote at any time up to and including on Election Day. You can do so on the Colorado Secretary of State’s website or in person at a Voter Service and Polling Center. If you want to receive a ballot by mail for the 2024 Presidential Primary Election, you must register no later than Mon. February 26, 2024.
Can 17 year olds vote in the presidential primary?
You must be 18 by Tuesday, March 5 to be eligible to vote in Colorado’s 2024 Presidential Primary Election.
During the 2020 presidential election, 17 year olds who were turning 18 by the date of the general election in November were eligible to vote in the primaries, made possible by the 2019 Colorado Votes Act. In 2020, Colorado voters approved Amendment 76 which now limits voting to only those 18 and above.
How does party affiliation impact my ability to vote in the primary? Which ballot will I receive?
Voters who are affiliated with a political party may only vote in their party’s primary election. For the 2024 Presidential Primary Election...
- Voters who are affiliated with either major party, Democrat or Republican, will receive that party’s presidential primary ballot.
- Voters affiliated with a minor party will not receive a ballot for the 2024 presidential primary election.
- Unaffiliated voters will receive both major party ballots, and may vote in only one primary election. Unaffiliated voters who vote & return more than one party’s ballot will have neither ballot counted.
Voters wishing to change political parties or withdraw their party affiliation in order to vote in another party’s 2024 presidential primary must do so by Monday, February 12. Updates can be made easily online at GoVoteColorado.gov.
HOW TO VOTE IN THE ELECTION
UPDATE YOUR REGISTRATION
You can easily update your voter registration on the Secretary of State’s website using your Colorado ID or the last 4 digits of your Social Security Number. If you cannot locate your voter record online, please contact your county clerk and recorder’s office. A list of all county clerk and recorder’s offices can be found here.
To receive a ballot by mail, your address must be current. Check your voter registration and update your address no later than Monday, February 26 in order to receive a ballot in the mail. Beginning on Monday, February 26 and through 7PM on Election Day, you may go to any Voter Service & Polling Center (VSPC) to register to vote/ update your voter registration and vote-person or obtain a ballot to-go.
At least one VSPC will be open in your county for the general election starting on Monday, February 26th and ending at 7PM on November 7th. Find your closest Voter Service and Polling Center for the election on our homepage.
VOTE IN PERSON
Every Coloradan has the option to vote in person rather than returning their mail ballot; you do not need to surrender your mail ballot in order to vote in person. You may vote in person at any Voter Service and Polling Center (VSPC) in your county. Find the closest VSPC to you by using the map below.
VOTE YOUR MAIL BALLOT
You can complete your mail ballot and either return it by mail or deposit it at a drop box or Voter Service & Polling Center (VSPC). Find the closest drop box or VSPC to you by using the map below.
If you return your ballot via mail, make sure to affix postage. All ballots must be received by 7 PM on Election Day: Tuesday, March 5. Postmarks do not count. We recommend mailing your ballot no later than Monday, February 26 to ensure it arrives on time. After that date, we advise dropping your ballot at a secure drop box or Voter Service Center, or voting in person.
WHAT YOU CAN DO AT A VOTER SERVICE AND POLLING CENTER (VSPC)
- Register to vote or update your registration
- Vote in person
- Get a replacement ballot/ to-go ballot
- Drop off your mail ballot
- Solve any election-related problem. Need more help? Call or text 866-OUR-VOTE.
TRACK YOUR BALLOT
Just dropping off? Visit any location in the state. Need to vote in person? Visit a Voter Service Center in your county.
Map and Category explanations:
Please note that the map functions best if you enter an address and choose a single category at a time. There should be a list of results below the map as well as color-coded pins on the map after you search.
- "VSPC" means the location is a full-service Voter Service and Polling Center and will show results in your county if you enter your address.
- "Drop-off" is a list of locations where you can walk or drive up to drop off your ballot. Results are also filtered by county if you enter a search address.
- "Dropbox" is a list of standalone dropboxes where you can drop your ballot (Remember that you can drop your ballot off at any official dropbox in the state and your ballot will get back to your county).
**Reminder that you must be in line at a VSPC or drop box by 7 PM on March 5, 2024 (Presidential Primary Election Day) in order to be counted. If voting by mail, we recommend mailing it out no later than February 26 to ensure it is received by 7 PM on Election Day.