Frequently Asked Questions

Voter Records

How do I register to vote?
  • You can register to vote either online or by paper form.
  • If you have a Colorado State driver’s license or an ID card issued by the Department of Revenue, you may register to vote online at .
  • Printable voter registration forms are also available here. Completed and signed forms can be mailed, faxed, or scanned and emailed to the Adams County Elections Office.
  • Voter registration is also offered at:
    • A Voter Service and Polling Center.
    • A Colorado Department of Motor Vehicle office when you apply for a driver’s license or update your driver’s license information.
    • All offices that provide public assistance.
    • Recruitment offices of the armed forces of the United States.
    • Any federal, state or local government or non-government office that chooses to provide voter registration services or applications.
When is the last day to register to vote?
  • Colorado law allows you to register to vote through Election Day.  But please note that how you register to vote matters.
    • If you register to vote by mail or online through at least eight (8) days before an election conducted by your county clerk and recorder, the clerk will automatically mail you a ballot.
    • If you register after the 8th day before an election conducted by your county clerk and recorder, you must visit one of the Voter Service and Polling Centers in your county to get a ballot.
    • If you register to vote through a voter registration drive, your application must be submitted no later than 22 days before an election.
    • You may register to vote by appearing in-person at a voter service and polling center through Election Day.
How do I change my residence?
  • If you have a Colorado Driver’s License or an ID card issued by the Department of Revenue, your address can be updated online at
  • In addition, you can complete a voter registration form, which can be delivered to our office by mail, fax, email, or in person.
  • You can also update or change your address prior to or on Election Day at a Voter Service and Polling Center.
Why is it important that I know my precinct and district?
  • While you can use any VSPC within the county, your precinct and district determine what will be on your ballot.
How long does it take for my information to update on
  • It is a live feed. Our office receives the information immediately, but it will take at least one business day to process.
What does my 10-Digit Precinct Number Mean?
  • First Digit = Congressional District
  • Second and third digits = State Senate District
  • Fourth and fifth digits = State Representative District
  • Sixth and seventh digits = State Assigned, County Number
  • Last three digits = Precinct Number

Mail Ballots

How do I return my ballot?
  • You can mail your ballot back with $0.71 paid postage (two Forever stamps) for up to 1.5 oz.
  • Or you can deliver it to any Ballot Drop-Off Location or Voter Service and Polling Center for free.
  • Please note that ballots must be received by 7 p.m. on Election Day, November 8, in order to be counted.
  • All ballots received by 7 p.m. on Election Day are counted in the same manner.
  • Please remember that postmarks do not count as received.
Can I request a replacement ballot?
  • If you make a mistake, damage or lose your ballot, you may ask for a replacement one.
  • To receive a replacement ballot, call the Adams County Elections Office at 720.523.6500 or visit one of our Voter Service and Polling Centers.
How do I know if my ballot was received?
  • You can check the status of your ballot and sign up for ballot status notifications through the Colorado Secretary of State’s Ballot Trax website.
Do I have to include a copy of my ID with my ballot?
  • If this is your first time voting in Colorado, and you did not provide ID when you registered to vote, you are required to provide a photocopy of your ID in the Official Return Envelope. If your ballot is not returned with an ID, it will not be counted.
  • If you need to provide ID, your Official Return Envelope will have Purple stripe on the top-left corner.
  • The Voter Instructions that came with your ballot will provide details and list the acceptable forms of ID. The address on your ID must show an address that is in the state of Colorado.
  • List of Acceptable Forms of Identification
Can I leave some races on the ballot blank?
  • Yes. You do not have to vote on every contest unless you choose to do so.
  • Whatever race you decide to vote on will be counted.
Can I vote for more than one option on my ballot?
  • Vote for just one option on your ballot, unless the ballot otherwise states “Vote for Two”
  • Your vote will not be counted for that race if you selected more than one option for a one option race. However, the rest of your ballot will be counted.
Why do I have to sign my official return envelope?
  • Under Colorado Law (Title 1-7.5-107(5)(c) C.R.S.), voter’s signatures on their ballot envelope must be verified against the signature that is on file for that voter.
  • This helps prevent voter fraud and ensures the integrity of elections.
  • A voter whose signature is challenged or missing will receive a letter with instructions on how to “cure” the ballot. The issue must be “cured” by the 8th day after the election in order for the ballot to be counted.

Voter Service and Polling Centers

Do I have to use my precinct polling place?
  • All active and registered voters in the state of Colorado now receive a mail ballot. Colorado no longer has precinct polling places but does offer in-person voting services at Voter Service and Polling Centers (VSPCs)
  • VSPCs have no assigned locations. You can utilize the services at any VSPC within Adams County.
What services are available at a Voter Service and Polling Center? (VSPCs)
  • Adams County citizens can visit any Voter Service and Polling Center in the county. At VSPCs, voters have the option to:
    • Cast a ballot in person
    • Use accessible voting equipment
    • Replace a ballot
    • Drop-off a completed mail ballot
    • Register to vote
    • Update their voter registration file

In Colorado, all voters who vote at Voter Service and Polling Centers must provide identification. Acceptable Forms of Identification