Published: Oct. 13, 2020

Ballots were mailed to Colorado voters starting last Friday, Oct 9. They will continue to be mailed through Oct. 26 as voters continue to register or change their voter registration address.

Whether you are voting in Colorado or your home state, make a plan to vote today! Here are some tips.

Mask and mail ballotOn-campus ballot return

CU Boulder now has two 24-hour drop boxes:

  • Outside the UMC closest to Euclid Avenue
  • Williams Village near the bus stop at 500 30th Street

Any Colorado voter may use these boxes or any other Boulder County dropbox (out-of-county ballots will be rerouted to the correct county). If voting an out-of-state ballot, please follow their ballot return instructions.

Still need to register or update your registration?

If you plan to vote in Colorado, you can register to vote or update your registration online. You must register or make updates by Oct. 26 to receive a ballot by mail (or go in-person starting Oct. 19 at the UMC).

On-campus students: Be sure to follow these special instructions for entering your address so your mail ballot can find you! If you don’t have a Colorado driver’s license/state ID, you can wait to register in-person with your Buff OneCard at the UMC Vote Center starting Oct. 19. This is for voting in Boulder County only—if you want to vote from another Colorado county, you must update your registration online to get a mail ballot.

Out-of-state students: You may choose either to request an absentee ballot from your home state (act now; deadlines may apply) or to register to vote in Colorado.

In-person registration and voting

Starting Oct. 19, visit the Vote Center at the UMC to register to vote and/or get a ballot/vote in person. ID is required (Buff OneCard accepted). For the last two days of the election, Nov. 2 and Nov. 3, an additional Vote Center will open at Williams Village for in-person registration, voting in person or picking up your ballot to-go. (See the Boulder County elections page for details closer to the election.)

Colorado does not have a registration deadline—you may register and vote up to and including Election Day, Nov. 3.


Never hesitate to ask! Call 303-413-7740, email, or follow Boulder County Clerk / Elections on social media.

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