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On June 30, 2020, Arapahoe County will hold a state primary election, which will determine the U.S. Senate nominees for each political party as well as nominees for state offices and Arapahoe County commissioner. Nominated candidates from each political party’s primary ballot will be included on the Nov. 3, 2020 ballot for the general election. The winner of the general election will hold public office.
All active voters registered as Democrats, Republicans, Libertarians, or Unaffiliated voters will receive a ballot, starting the week of June 8.
Given the COVID-19 public health crisis that’s unfolded during this busy election year, voters want to know how they can cast their ballots safely while still making their voices heard.
Make sure your voter registration is active, your email and mailing addresses are current by visiting www.govotecolorado.gov. The County uses this information to mail your ballot to you. Please note that ballots cannot be forwarded by the U.S. Postal Service, even if you have submitted a Change of Address Form to the U.S. Postal Service.
Please allow one full week for your ballot to arrive. If you do not receive your mail ballot by June 16, please call Arapahoe County Clerk & Recorder Elections Division at 303-795-4511 before June 22, 2020 to request a replacement mail ballot be sent to you. After June 22, it is too late to request a ballot be sent by mail.
From June 22 - June 30 (Election Day), you can maintain social distancing and still receive a replacement ballot by calling our new curbside ballot pickup service. Call the Election Division at 303-795-4511 to schedule a replacement ballot pickup. You choose the day, time and which of our six County Voter Service and Polling Centers (VSPC) is most convenient. Bring your ID and park at the reserved marked parking spot at your appointment time and an election judge will bring your ballot to your car. Upon issuance of a replacement ballot, your original mail ballot will be voided. Voters can only vote once.
The June 30 Colorado primary election will determine the candidate for each political party to advance to the general election. Visit the On The Ballot page for more information. Arapahoe County does not endorse any candidate or issue and is not responsible for any content on a candidate or ballot issue’s website.
As noted above, all active eligible registered voters will receive a mail ballot for the state primary on June 30. The ballot you receive is based upon your party affiliation. In brief:
To check your affiliation status , please visit www.govotecolorado.gov. Note: June 1 was the state law deadline for voters to change or declare a party affiliation or preference and no changes can be made after this date to affect which ballot you may vote in the June 30 election.
Yes! The Colorado Votes Act (HB 19-1278), which took effect in August 2019, allows 17-year-olds to vote in state and presidential primary elections as long as they’ll turn 18 by the general election, Nov. 3. Seventeen-year-olds who turn 18 after Nov. 3 cannot vote in this year’s primary elections.
There are a few ways you can vote:
You can now track the lifecycle of your ballot by visiting Ballot Track on our website. Ballot Track gives you the status of your mail ballot in any election. The system uses the barcode on the outside of your ballot envelope, so your actual ballot and voting selections remain anonymous. You can also sign up to receive free messages by text, email, or phone when your ballot is:
You would also receive a message if your ballot is returned as undeliverable by the U.S. Postal Service.
Arapahoe County and the State of Colorado are required by law to maintain information about registered voters. Some of this information is considered public record and must be provided to people who ask for it. Voter registration records are public records, although some personal information contained in voter registration records remains private. To learn more about your privacy selections, visit our website.