As a community mental health center, we at the Mental Health Center of Denver know that everyone’s voice matters. Voting in elections is one powerful way to make your voice heard. When you vote, you influence important decisions that impact our daily lives.
We want to support you in registering to vote if you want to participate in this year’s election.
How to Register to Vote (or Update your Registration):
There are three ways to register to vote:
- Online: If you have a Colorado State Driver’s License or ID, you can Register to Vote Online Here.
Deadline for Online Registration: October 26, 2020.
- In Person: You can register to vote and vote in person at one of several locations in Denver starting in the middle of October (opening dates depend on the site). This map shows all in-person registration and polling locations in Denver.
Deadline for In-Person Registration: November 3, 2020 by 7PM (election day)
- By mail: If you do not have a Colorado License or ID or wish to register by mail, you can print and fill out this Colorado Voter Registration Form. Then mail or hand deliver it to either:
Colorado Department of State
1700 Broadway, Suite 200
Denver, CO 80290
Denver Elections Division
200 W. 14th Ave.
Denver, CO 80204
Or fax it to: 303-869-4861
Deadline for Paper Registration: Forms must be received at the elections office by Monday, October 26, 2020. Be sure to mail or drop off your form as soon as possible to ensure it arrives by the deadline. If you miss this deadline, you will not receive a ballot by mail, but you can still vote in person at a voter service and polling center (see below).
You can check your registration status and get answers to common questions on the Colorado Secretary of State website.
- If you have any questions about your registration, please contact the Colorado Secretary of State: 303-894-2200 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
How to Vote (After You Are Registered):
In Colorado, we have three ways to vote:
- Mail: Starting October 9, everyone who is registered to vote will receive a ballot in the mail. Once you receive your ballot, you can fill it out, sign it and mail it.
- Drop-Off: Return your completed ballot to any of the 24-hour ballot drop-boxes in Denver.
- In Person: Starting October 19, you can vote in person at any one of the voter service and polling centers around Denver. This map shows the location of polling centers in Denver.
Possible Challenges & Solutions:
Registering to vote and voting in Colorado is designed to be accessible for everyone. Even so, some challenges may come up, including:
- Unable to Receive Mail at a Home Address
People who are not able to receive mail at a home address, do not have a stable home, or are experiencing homelessness may use any address that he/she/they regularly returns to. This may include a homeless shelter, a homeless service provider, a business address, or any other physical location.
- Transportation to a Polling Station or Ballot Drop-Off Box
For transit schedules, route questions and discounted fares, you can call RTD at 303-299-6000.
For assistance finding and scheduling a range of transport options, you can call the Denver Regional Mobility & Access Council at 303-243-3113 or go to: https://www.drmac-co.org/
- Purchasing Stamps
Postage for ballots is 71 cents, or two “forever” stamps. Ballots without stamps will still be delivered and counted.
- Delays in the Postal Service
The United States Postal Service (USPS) is experiencing delays which may mean that it takes longer for ballot to arrive after you mail it. Be sure to mail your ballot as soon as you can so it arrives by Election Day (November 3).
For More Support:
Please contact your treatment team for assistance with registering to vote. We are here to support you.