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CU Anschutz Community: Get Ready to Vote, STAT!

Not sure about something? Check this FAQ of resource-packed answers

Author Staff | Publish Date September 22, 2020
  • What you need to know: Below are resourceful answers to a list of common questions as election day nears.

 

When is Election Day?

Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. 

 

When is the last day I can register to vote?

Colorado has same-day voter registration. You can register and vote until 7 p.m. on Election Day (Nov. 3) at a polling location. 

Colorado also has automatic voter registration, completed after signing up for some government services. If you recently received a new driver’s license or ID card, for example, you are automatically registered to vote. You can check your voter registration via the secretary of state’s office at www.govotecolorado.gov

 

If I’m already registered to vote, will I automatically receive a mailed ballot? 

Yes, Colorado has automatic voter registration with mail-in ballots. You will receive a ballot in the mail at your registered address. 

You can check your voter registration and address via the secretary of state’s office at www.govotecolorado.gov

 

When is the last date to register to vote and receive a ballot in the mail? 

Oct. 26, 2020, is the last day to update your voter information (a new address after a move, for example) or register to vote and receive a mail-in ballot. You can do this through www.govotecolorado.gov

 

When are ballots mailed out to voters? 

Ballots will be mailed the week of Oct. 9, 2020.

 

When does early voting begin for overseas or military voters?

Early voting for these groups began Sept. 18, 2020. 

 

Is there a ballot drop box on the CU Anschutz Medical Campus? 

Yes. There is an Adams County ballot drop box on campus. 

  • (Please see the following question for using the on-campus ballot drop box as a non-Adams County registered voter). 

The campus drop box is located at the northeast corner of the Monte Vista Parking Lot, just south of the Anschutz Health and Wellness Center. 

You can find the CU Anschutz campus ballot box location here and a map of the CU Anschutz campus here.

Additionally, the CU Anschutz campus has an in-person polling location for Adams County voters. You may also drop off your mail ballot at this location during the operating hours listed below. 

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On campus ballot drop box for Adams County, located near the

Anschutz Health and Wellness Center and Monte Vista Parking Lot

The polling location will be in Education 2 South and open the following limited dates and times due to COVID-19:

  • Friday, Oct. 30 – 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Saturday, Oct. 31 – 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Monday, Nov. 2 – 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Election Day (Tuesday, Nov. 3) – 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.

What if I’m not registered to vote in Adams County and use the campus ballot drop box? 

Not to worry - county clerks and recorders will route your ballot to the correct county you are registered to vote in. 

  • However, there may be delays with your ballot getting to the clerk and recorder for your county of residence if you use the campus drop box and are not registered to vote in Adams County. 

If you do place a ballot in a drop box for a different county than you are registered to vote in, be mindful of how close to election day you are in dropping off your ballot and give it plenty of time to be routed correctly. Ballots must be received by your county’s clerk and recorder by 7 p.m. on Election Day (Nov. 3). 

 

Where can I find more ballot drop off box locations?

Check your local county clerk and recorder’s website for locations. Below are links to drop off locations for the counties neighboring CU Anschutz. 

Ballot drop box locations:

 

When is the deadline for ballot drop boxes? 

County ballot boxes drop off locations are open until 7 p.m. on Election Day. 

Ballots can also be dropped off at in-person voting locations until 7 p.m. on Election Day. 

 

When should I mail back my ballot? 

County clerk and recorders advise that you give plenty of time for your ballot to be mailed back for your vote to be counted. Ballots must be received by your county’s clerk and recorder by 7 p.m. on Election Day (Nov. 3). 

  • Please note: This does not mean postmarked by Nov. 3.
  • Give your ballot plenty of time to be mailed to your county clerk and recorder, or use a ballot drop box. Vote early if possible.

 

How can I track my ballot’s status?

Check your county’s clerk and recorder website for your ballot’s status after mailing or placing in a ballot drop box. 

Ballot Tracking Information:

 

Do I need postage for a ballot drop box? 

No postage is required if you place your ballot in a county drop box. 

 

How much postage do I need if I want to mail my ballot? 

Postage requirements may vary based on your location and the ballot size for the given election year. Contact your county clerk and recorder for correct postage information or use a county ballot drop box. 

 

What if I want to vote in person? 

To find your polling location, check the secretary of state’s website here under “Find My Registration.” 

The secretary of state also offers an Election Day FAQ you can access here and required forms of ID to vote in person here

If you have received a mail ballot and not filled it out, you may return it at your polling location as well. 

 

Does the CU Anschutz Medical Campus have an in-person voting location?

The CU Anschutz Medical Campus has an in-person polling location for Adams County registered voters. It will have limited days and hours of operation due to COVID-19. 

The polling location will be in Education 2 South and open the following dates and times:

  • Friday, Oct. 30 – 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Saturday, Oct. 31 – 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Monday, Nov. 2 – 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Election Day (Tuesday, Nov. 3) – 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.

This location also operates as a mail ballot drop off location for Adams County during these operating hours. 

 

How are counties responding to COVID-19 and voting?

Colorado counties have special policies in place to keep voting safe and secure during COVID-19. Check your county clerk and recorder’s website for any special guidance, particularly if voting in person. 

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The above information is sourced from the Colorado Secretary of State and clerk and recorder offices for Adams, Arapahoe, Denver and Douglas counties. Please visit their websites, or your local clerk and recorder's website, for more information on voting.

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