Colorado Ballots Have Hit Mailboxes: Here's What You Need to Know

by HRC Staff

Post submitted by Alice Zheng, HRC Field Organizer

Last week, Colorado counties began mailing ballots to registered voters. Every single vote for pro-equality candidates counts and Equality Voters cannot leave this election to chance. More than 300,000 Coloradans have already cast their ballots for the next Colorado governor, U.S. House and Senate and state legislative seats down the ballot. This election could come down to a small number of voters, and your vote for equality could make all the difference.

HRC Colorado Field Organizer, Alice Zheng (she/they), and the organizing team have been on the ground “virtually” connecting with more than 10,000 Equality Voters across key districts. Ramping up efforts over the last weeks, HRC has made over 7,000 phone calls, sent over 5,000 texts and engaged Colorado members and supporters using HRC’s relational organizing tool, the TEAM app.

With less than 15 days before the Nov. 3 Election Day, we’re urging Equality Voters to unite like never before to ensure we elect pro-equality champions up and down the ballot. HRC has endorsed John Hickenlooper for U.S. Senate, Diane Mitsch Bush for CO-3, Jason Crow for CO-6 and a slate of state legislative pro-equality champions down the ballot. These are the equality leaders we need to continue moving equality forward in Colorado.

If you live in Colorado, here’s key information to keep in mind before you mail your ballot:

  • Every eligible voter will automatically receive a mail-in-ballot. Check your voter registration by visiting HRC’s Voting Center.
  • Oct. 26 is the deadline to register to vote or update your voter registration. However, you can register to vote and vote in person up to 7:00 pm on Election Day.
  • Oct. 26 is also the last suggested date to return ballots through the mail — after this date, it is recommended voters visit a dropbox or voting center to return a ballot.
  • View your sample ballot by visiting the Colorado Secretary of State’s Office.
  • Your ballot must be received by Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020, by 7:00 p.m. You can also return your ballot in person on Election Day by 7:00 p.m.
  • Track your ballot at Colorado Ballot Trax

If you live in Colorado or would like to join our efforts virtually to get out the vote visit HRC Colorado.