Be Election Ready: Sept. 15 deadline for mail-in ballots


Here’s your election-ready check list:

Are you registered to vote in Douglas County? Knowing the answer is as simple as Here you may register to vote, check voter registration status, update your mailing address or affiliate with a party. You may also find important dates and deadlines pertaining to the Nov. 8 general election.

Is your voter registration mailing address accurate? If your mailing address has changed since you last voted in a Douglas County election, you will want to update your voter registration information with your current address to ensure you receive your ballot, as well as other important election information.

When will I receive my ballot? Ballots for the November 8 General Election will be in the mail beginning October 17 to all who registered to vote in Douglas County before September 15, 2016. If you registered to vote in Douglas County before September 15 and have not received your ballot by October 24, please contact the Douglas County elections staff at 303-660-7444.

What will be on the General Election ballot? In the State of Colorado, candidates who won the June 28 primary election were placed on the ballot for the Nov. 8 general election. Individual candidates running for federal, state and local offices will be on your ballot. Also on the ballot will be several statewide initiatives. For more detail on candidates, statewide initiatives and more, please visit the Colorado Secretary of State’s website.

Do you know all the ways you may deliver your voted ballot? After you receive and vote your ballot, visit for a listing of our eight drive-up, ballot drop-off locations. Vote your ballot right away. Don’t wait until November 8!

Know the ballot deadline. Your ballot must be received by 7 p.m. on Election Day. A postmark of Nov. 8 is not valid as the received date. Your ballot must have been placed in a designated ballot box by 7 p.m. on Election Day or you must be in line at a designated ballot box location no later than the close of polls (7 p.m.) on Election Day, Nov 8.

In need of assistance from elections staff? Visit us at the Douglas County Elections Office, 125 Stephanie Place, in Castle Rock, any weekday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., or contact us by phone at 303-660-7444 during the same operating hours.

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