June 20, 2020
Mircalla Wozniak, Communications Specialist, 303.413.7766
Primary Election Deadlines, In-person Voting, and Ballot-to-Go Options
Plus COVID-19 in-person voting precautions
Boulder County, Colo. – Monday, June 22 is the last recommended day for voters to use the mail to send back their ballots. Otherwise, Boulder County Elections recommends dropping off ballots at one of over a dozen mail ballot drop boxes throughout the county. Additionally, Monday, June 22 is the deadline to either register for the first time and be mailed a ballot or for voters to change their address and/or request a replacement ballot be mailed to them. The website to register or update registration is www.GoVoteColorado.gov. Colorado does not have a registration deadline, so after Monday, voters can still go register and vote in-person at a Vote Center.
To help reduce the risk of COVID-19, Boulder County Elections is also asking voters to vote at home using their mail ballot whenever possible and return their ballot by mail (at least one week before the election) or at any 24-hour drop box.
Starting Monday, June 22, three Vote Centers will be available for Boulder County voters who need to or prefer to vote in-person. We will also be offering a “ballot to-go” option (see below). At a Boulder County Vote Center, eligible voters can:
- Drop off a ballot
- Cast a ballot in-person
- Request a replacement ballot
- Register to vote or update voter registration information
- Vote using equipment and facilities for persons with disabilities
Please remember to bring a valid ID. For ID list, see: www.boco.org/VotingID
Vote Center Locations & Hours
- Open from Monday, June 22, through Election Day – Tuesday, June 30 (except Sunday, June 29). Hours vary depending on the day.
- Three locations: in Boulder, Lafayette, and Longmont. Please visit boco.org/Vote for addresses and hours.
- The Vote Center at the University of Colorado’s UMC will be closed for this election due to campus building closures.
To help reduce the risk of COVID-19, our Vote Centers will also be offering a new “Ballot-to-Go” option for voters who miss Monday’s mail deadline and would prefer their ballot to be delivered to their car. Voters can call our hotline at 720-440-7886 to order their ballot, then contact us when they arrive to have an election judge deliver their ballot to their car. For new registrants or voters with address changes, we request the voter make the change online at www.GoVoteColorado.gov first and then wait at least 1 full business day before attempting to request a ballot-to-go. If they need a ballot sooner, they will need to come inside a Vote Center. Tuesday, June 30 is the last day to return ballots (by 7 p.m.) or vote in-person.
COVID-19 Safety Precautions. To help keep our voters, election judges, and staff as safe as possible during the COVID-19 pandemic, we have instituted many new safety protocols and practices, including:
- 6-foot distancing which will be required between all voters, election judges, and staff.
- Plexiglass barriers have been installed where the 6-foot distancing requirement cannot always be met, including Vote Center check-ins stations.
- Face coverings are required for all elections staff and judges and strongly encouraged for voters visiting a Vote Center (masks will be provided, as needed).
Please visit https://boco.org/Vote for more details about the Ballot-to-Go option, Vote Center locations and hours, and to find a 24-hour mail ballot drop-off box close to you. You can also check out our website – www.BoulderCountyVotes.org – to find more information about voter registration and the June Primary including ballot content.