Published: Nov. 6, 2022

Whether you are voting in Colorado or your home state, make a plan to research your ballot and vote by Nov. 8. You may register to vote and vote up to and including Election Day.

Vote in person

Visit a campus vote center through Election Day to register to vote, vote in person, request a replacement ballot, request a mail ballot to-go (but you must drop it off before 7 p.m. on Election Day). 

  • The UMC Vote Center in Room 235 is open Monday, Nov. 7, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Tuesday, Nov. 8, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • The Williams Village Vote Center will be open Monday, Nov. 7, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Tuesday, Nov. 8, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Bring ID—examples are CU Buff OneCard, Colorado driver’s license or passport. See additional ID options.
  • Ballot-to-go can be used for first-time ballot requests until 6 p.m. on Election Day (you must allow two to three 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 no changes to your registration). Call 720-440-7886 to order your ballot for will-call pick-up or see details online for more information.
  • If you live on campus, you need your mailbox (not dorm room) number to register.
  • Colorado does not have a registration deadline, but don’t wait. Vote today.

In-state students from other Colorado counties

If you have your home county ballot, return it to a local Boulder County dropbox or a vote center by 7 p.m. on Nov. 8. They will make sure it gets to your home county clerk for processing.

If you are an in-state student who wants to remain 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, or you may vote a statewide ballot at the UMC or Williams Village vote centers. But your ballot will only include 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 (see absentee ballot deadlines in other states). To vote in Boulder County, you may 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. Contact your home county elections office for deadlines and options.

Faculty, staff and community members

Please register or confirm your registration. Every time you move, you need to update your voter registration. If you missed the Oct. 31 deadline to receive a ballot by mail, you can still vote, but you must plan to vote in person.

Returning your mail ballot

Colorado voters may return a mail ballot to any 24-hour ballot dropbox (out-of-county ballots will be rerouted to the correct county). Ballots must be dropped in a ballot box by 7 p.m. on Nov. 8. Voters may also drop off their ballot to a vote center. CU Boulder now has two 24-hour dropboxes:

See additional Boulder County locations and statewide locations.


Call 303-413-7740, email, or follow the Boulder County Clerk & Recorder’s office on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Vote by Nov. 8 to boost Buffs in higher ed democracy challenge

CU Boulder is going head-to-head against other universities in Colorado for the highest voter turnout. In 2020, CU Boulder earned the platinum seal from the All In Campus Democracy Challenge for the best participation rate in the Pac-12 Conference. Help CU Boulder win this challenge by casting your ballot by Nov. 8. Read more.

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