Published: Oct. 27, 2020

Colorado residents can register and vote in person through Election Day, Nov. 3. Get tips on voter registration, on-campus dropboxes, in-person voting at the University Memorial Center and more.

UMC Vote Center is now open for registration, in-person voting, mail ballot replacement and more!

 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday–Friday
 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday
Hours next Monday, Tuesday (TBA)

Returning your mail ballot (any Colorado mail ballot)

Colorado voters can use any official Clerk & Recorder / Elections Division dropbox in the state to return their mail ballots. This includes the 24-hour ballot dropboxes on-campus—one is located outside the UMC (closest to Euclid Avenue) and the other is by the bus lane in Williams Village (new this year!).

It is no longer recommended to mail your ballot. Please use a dropbox. All mail ballots must be returned to a dropbox or vote center by 7 p.m. on Election Day, Nov. 3. Find additional drop-off and voting locations.

Never received your mail ballot? You can vote in person. See below.

Students wanting to vote in Boulder County

The UMC Vote Center is open now for in-person voter registration, voting, ballot replacement and ballot-to-go. Stop by anytime for these services or to ask questions. Note: The deadline has passed to request a ballot be mailed to you.

An additional vote center will open for Monday, Nov. 2, and Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 3, in Village Center at Williams Village, but don’t wait to vote! Avoid the crowds for greater COVID safety—use the UMC Vote Center this week if possible.

Colorado does not have a registration deadline, but don’t wait! Make a plan to register and vote today.

Mask and mail ballot2 things to know

  • If you have a Colorado driver’s license or ID card, to save time you can register online several hours before visiting a vote center. If you do not have an in-state ID, you can register on the spot using your Buff OneCard or another valid form of ID.
  • Ballot-to-go can be used for first-time ballot requests (must allow 2–3 business hours after registering online or making registration changes before requesting a ballot-to-go) or for any registered voter who needs a replacement mail ballot (may call immediately if there are no changes to your registration). Call 720-440-7886 to order your ballot for will-call pickup, or see details online for more info.

Are you an in-state student but not voting as a Boulder resident?

If you are an in-state student who remains registered at your home Colorado county but did not request a mail ballot to be sent to your Boulder address, you will need to travel to that county to vote the full ballot. You may vote at the UMC Vote Center, but your ballot will only include presidential and statewide races—Boulder County Elections cannot print a ballot that contains local races for other counties.

Out-of-state students

You have the option of voting in Boulder County or your home state (find absentee ballot deadlines in other states).

2 things to know

  • To vote in Boulder County, you can register and vote in person at the vote center in the UMC using your Buff OneCard.  
  • If you have an out-of-state ballot, please make sure to return your ballot in time to your home state. We recommend mailing as soon as possible to be safe! Or better yet, contact your home county elections office for deadlines and options.


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

Be sure to check out the CU Boulder Your Vote, Your Voice page for more resources, information about voter education and election-related events, and to hear fellow Buffs talk about Why I Vote.