You have the choice to register to vote with your hometown address or your current address while attending CU Boulder. When choosing, please note the following:

  • You cannot register and/or vote in both locations.
  • Your ability to vote in local elections will be based on the address you chose (i.e., if you use your Boulder address, you will be eligible to vote in local Boulder and Colorado elections, not your hometown elections).
  • Out-of-state students: If you choose to register to vote in Colorado, you will become eligible for jury summons. Your participation cannot be excused for being a student, but you may request a postponement to appear at a later date.

The following voter registration resources and forms are provided in accordance with federal and state legislation.

Register to Vote in Your Home State

College students may register to vote in their hometown if they choose. Access your state's voter registration form through the U.S. Election Assistance Commission, and be sure to request an absentee ballot before Election Day.

Register to Vote in Colorado

Be aware that if you register to vote in Colorado, you will be asked to affirm that your present address is your sole legal place of residence and that you are claiming no other place as your legal residence. You may also be considered a resident of Colorado for other purposes, including Colorado income tax and motor vehicle registration and operation.

Register to vote online through the Colorado Secretary of State website or complete a paper registration form and mail it to Colorado Department of State, Elections Division, 1700 Broadway, Suite 200, Denver, CO 80290.

All active, registered Colorado voters automatically receive a ballot in the mail a few weeks before Election Day. If you choose to vote in person, you'll need to present an acceptable form of identification.