Ways to Register to Vote
Contact AAVIP: 303-830-1105
Or, Go to a local Department of Motor Vehicles Office
Or, Call Your County Election Office
Adams County: 303-654-6030
Arapahoe County: 303-495-4511
Jefferson County: 303-271-8111
Douglas County: 303-660-7444
El Paso County: 719-575-8683
Denver General Municipal Election Information
January 1st, 2008: Earliest day to apply for a mail-in ballot for an election in 2008. The application shall and filed no earlier than January 1, 2008.
January 7th: Last day to register to vote for the February 5th precinct caucus.
February 5th: Precinct Caucus Day
GENERAL MUNICIPAL MAIL BALLOT ELECTION
Polls open 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Emergency Absentee Ballots must be returned no later than 7:00 p.m. on Election Day.
All Ballots must be received by the Denver Election no later than 7:00 p.m. to be counted in the
General Municipal Election.
Remember, the May 1st Election is a mail-only ballot which you can either mail back in on drop off at one of the Drop-Off points. The Post Office should deliver a card with the following information for the drop-off points, so keep an eye out for it. However, here is the information anyway for your reference.
You may drop off your mail ballot:
Between April 23-27 and on April 30 from 10 am – 7 pm at:
- Athmar Recreation Center, – 2680 W. Mexico Ave.
- Barnum Recreation Center, – 360 Hooker St.
- District 3 Police Station, – 1625 S. University Blvd.
- Eisenhower Recreation Center, – 4300 E. Dartmouth Ave.
- Harvey Park Recreation Center, – 2120 S. Tennyson St.
- Montbello Recreation Center, – 15555 E. 53rd Ave.
- Montclair Recreation Center, – 729 Ulster Way
- New Hope Baptist Church, – 3701 Colorado Blvd. ***New Site
- Scheitler Recreation Center, – 5031 W. 46th Ave.
- Tattered Cover Bookstore, – 1628 16th St.
- Tattered Cover Bookstore, – 2626 E. Colfax Ave
- Wellington Webb Municipal Office Building, – 201 W. Colfax Ave.
Denver Election Headquarters | 303 W. Colfax Ave
will also be available for ballot drop-off from
8 am – 7pm. Monday, April 23 through Friday, April 27 and again on Monday, April 30.
The Denver Election Headquarters will also have curbside drop-off on Court Place between Colfax and 14th St . from 7 AM – 7 PM on Election Day , Tuesday, May 1.
All sites will be open from 7 AM – 7 PM on
Ballots MUST be in NO LATER than 7PM
on ELECTION DAY
For information about other jurisdictions, please refer to the ‘Register Now’ page for more information.
Choose Your Voting Method
Denver Clerk & Recorder, Stephanie O’Malley accepted the recommendation of her Election Model Advisory Committee in planning the November 2008 Election process.
This plan meets federal laws for equal access and an auditable voter record using available technology at a reasonable cost.
The plan calls for the following:
- Paper ballots in about 175 precincts on Election Day
- Early voting at a few locations two weeks before Election Day, where any registered Denver voter may cast a ballot
- Electronic voting for disabled voters at all Early and Election Day sites
- Centralized counting of paper ballots by optical scanners
- Mail ballots available for any voter who requests one.
To use the 240 electronic machines for disabled voters, Denver successfully appealed to the Colorado Secretary of State to recertify the machines. The Secretary of state had already certified Denver ‘s optical scanners to count the paper ballots, but the City must purchase more scanners to accommodate the volume of ballots cast in a presidential election. Once an ordinance is drafted, City Council should approve a budget amendment to buy them.
Current law permits Denver ‘s Election Plan, and the recent defeat of Senate Bill 189 has no affect on Denver ‘s Election Plan.
Denver Clerk and Recorder, Stephanie O’Malley stated early on that counties should be able to choose their own election model. We favor choice and local control for the counties as does most of the Denver City Council.