FAQs

FAQs

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Receiving Your Ballot
How do I request an absentee ballot?
Colorado is a "mail ballot" state. Ballots for the June 25 Primary Election will be mailed to all active registered voters on Monday, June 3, 2024. Check that your voter registration is accurate by visiting www.GoVoteColorado.gov.
What if I didn't receive my ballot?
If you haven't received your ballot within a week of ballots being mailed, contact our office at 970-328-8715. We can verify that your voter registration information is accurate and provide options for you to update your voter registration if needed. 

June 17 is the last day to submit an online update or mail a voter registration application and receive a replacement ballot by mail. After June 17, stop into a vote center to be issued a replacement ballot. When a replacement ballot is issued, the original ballot is automatically voided. 

Vote centers at our Eagle, El Jebel, and Avon locations open on June 17. The Vail vote center opens on June 20. Vote center locations, dates and times are listed HERE.
I won't be present to receive my ballot in the mail. When can I pick one up in person?
You may pick up your ballot in person at an Eagle County Clerk and Recorder office beginning May 10, 2024. Please call 970-328-8715 to make arrangements.
How can I have my ballot sent to a different address?
You have options, depending on your circumstances. Visit Voting When Away from Home for more information.
I just moved to Colorado. Can I vote in the state?
If you have lived in the State of Colorado for 22 days prior to election day you are eligible to vote in state and local elections. Learn about voter registration options HERE.

Please contact Eagle County Elections (elections@eaglecounty.us or 970-328-8715) with questions.
When are ballots mailed?
Ballots are mailed to all active registered voters 22 days before each election. For the June 25 Primary Election, this date is June 3. If you haven't received your ballot within a reasonable number of days after June 3, please contact Eagle County elections at 970-328-8715 or elections@eaglecounty.us.
I'm a Colorado voter, but will be out of state for the election. Will my ballot be forwarded?
By law, ballots are not forwardable, so it's important that your voter registration is current. Visit GoVoteColorado.gov to find and (if necessary) update your voter registration. You can add a ballot mailing address that differs from your residential and mailing addresses. The ballot mailing address will remain in your voter registration until you remove it, so remember to update your voter registration if your address information changes after the election.
How long do I have to request a replacement ballot?
June 17 is the last day for you to submit an online update or mail a voter registration application and receive a replacement ballot by mail. After June 17, stop into a vote center to be issued a replacement ballot. When a replacement ballot is issued, the original ballot is automatically voided. 

Vote centers at our Eagle, El Jebel, and Avon locations open on June 17. The Vail vote center opens on June 20. Vote center locations, dates and times are listed HERE.
Why did I receive more than one ballot?
If you have moved or have updated your driver's license since ballots were mailed, this may have initiated another ballot to be mailed. When a second ballot is mailed, the first ballot is voided in the system. Call our office at 970-328-8715 to confirm which ballot you should vote, and destroy the other one.
I'm a Colorado voter, but will be overseas for the election. How can I receive a ballot?
Visit Military and Overseas (UOCAVA) Voters for information on how to receive your ballot.
Tracking Your Ballot
How do I know if you received my ballot?
Information on options to track your ballot are available HERE.
How can I sign up for BallotTrax?
Sign up for BallotTrax to receive email or text notifications. Information about BallotTrax is HERE.
Voting and Returning Your Ballot
Where can I drop off my ballot?
All ballots must be received by 7 p.m. MST on Election Day.  Postmarks don't count! 
  • If you are in Eagle County, you may return your ballot to any Eagle County vote center or ballot box location.
  • If you are currently in another county in Colorado, your ballot will count if it is delivered to any Colorado county-controlled ballot box or vote center.  Use this tool to find locations in other Colorado counties. 
  • If you opt to mail your ballot, please allow for plenty of time.  We recommend you mail your ballot at least 8 days before election day.  After that, use one of the other options above. 
How much postage do I need to put on my ballot?
You'll need one "Forever" stamp if you mail your ballot through the US Postal Service.  If you opt to mail your ballot, please allow for plenty of time.  We recommend you mail your ballot at least 8 days before election day.  After that, use one of these options (no postage required): 

  • If you are in Eagle County, you may return your ballot to any Eagle County vote center or ballot box location
  • If you are currently in another county in Colorado, your ballot will count if it is delivered to any Colorado county-controlled ballot box or vote center.  Use this tool to find locations in other Colorado counties. 
All ballots must be received by 7 p.m. MST on Election Day.  Postmarks don't count! 
When do I need to send my ballot to make sure it arrives on time?
If you opt to mail your ballot, we recommend you mail your ballot at least 8 days before election day. 

All ballots must be received by 7 p.m. MST on Election Day.  Postmarks don't count! 

Other options for returning your ballot: 
  • If you are in Eagle County, you may return your ballot to any Eagle County vote center or ballot box location
  • If you are currently in another county in Colorado, your ballot will count if it is delivered to any Colorado county-controlled ballot box or vote center.  Use this tool to find locations in other Colorado counties. 
Will a postmark count for my return ballot?
All ballots must be received by 7 p.m. MST on Election Day.  Postmarks don't count! 
Do I need to provide ID when I vote?
When visiting one of our vote centers, you will not be required to provide ID if requesting a mail ballot. If you'd like to vote in person while at the vote center, you will be required to provide ID. A list of acceptable forms of ID is available HERE.
I don't have a Colorado drivers license. Are there other acceptable forms of ID?
Yes, a list of acceptable forms of ID is available HERE.
Do I have to return my ballot by mail?
You may return your ballot by mail, but be certain to allow plenty of time. We recommend you mail your ballot at least 8 days before election day. 

Or, you may use one of these options (no postage required): 

  • If you are in Eagle County, you may return your ballot to any Eagle County vote center or ballot box location
  • If you are currently in another county in Colorado, your ballot will count if it is delivered to any Colorado county-controlled ballot box or vote center.  Use this tool to find locations in other Colorado counties. 
In Colorado, postmarks DON'T COUNT-- your ballot must be received by 7 p.m. on Election Day.
Can I return more than one ballot in the same envelope?
No. If your ballot envelope includes more than one ballot, neither ballot will be counted. 
Will I still be able to vote if I am in line at 7:00 p.m. on election day?
Yes, as long as you are in line when the polls are announced closed (at 7:00 p.m.), you will be allowed to vote. 
Will my ballot be counted if I don't vote on all contests?
Yes. You may vote on as many or as few contests as you feel comfortable, and these are the contests that will be counted. 
What if I forgot the secrecy sleeve? Will my ballot be counted?
Yes, your ballot will be counted if you returned it without the secrecy sleeve. 
Will my ballot be counted if I didn't sign the envelope?
Your ballot will be marked as 'missing signature', and you will have until 8 days after the election to resolve this issue. Learn more at Curing (Resolving) Your Ballot Discrepancy.
How can I fix a mistake on my ballot?
You may request a replacement ballot by visiting a vote center or contacting Eagle County Elections (elections@eaglecounty.us, or 970-328-8715). Or, if there isn't time, follow the instructions provided in your mail ballot packet (also at the top of your ballot) to make a correction.
I'm concerned that my signature has changed and may not match what you have on file. Should I be worried about this?
Your voter record may have more than one signature to compare against the signature on your ballot envelope. You can call our office at 970-328-8715. We will be happy to look up your voter record to confirm the number of signatures on file. 

If you feel your signature has changed dramatically, you can complete a voter registration form (English / Spanish) with your current signature and submit the voter registration form to our office. Return the form via mail, fax, email, or drop it off at one of our offices. Mailing address and office locations information is HERE.
What should I do if I accidentally sign the ballot envelope of someone else in my family?
If neither your ballot or your family member's ballot has been voted, have your family member sign your ballot envelope. This is known as a "household swap." If possible, please vote these ballots at the same time (drop at the same vote center or 24-hour ballot box, for example), and call our office at 970-328-8715 to let us know this has happened.

If either of the ballots has already been voted when this is discovered, please call our office at 970-328-8715 as soon as possible.
How will I know that the signature on my ballot envelope has been accepted?
Visit our Track Your Ballot page for options to track the stages of your ballot (including when it has been mailed, and when it has been received and accepted for counting). 
What happens if my signature on the ballot envelope has been rejected?
If the signature on your ballot envelope has been rejected, you will receive notification of the discrepancy. You will have until 8 days after the election to resolve this issue. Learn more at Curing (Resolving) Your Ballot Discrepancy.
Can I return my ballot in another county in Colorado?
Yes, any Colorado voter can drop their ballot in a ballot box in any county, as long as it is returned by 7 p.m. on election night. It will be sent to the voter's county of residence to be counted there.

Use this tool to find ballot box and vote center locations in other Colorado counties.
Where are vote center locations in Eagle County?
Vote center locations, dates, and times are listed HERE.
Where are 24-hour ballot box locations in Eagle County?
24-hour ballot box locations are listed HERE.
Contact Us
Haven't found answers to your questions in the FAQs?
Contact Eagle County Elections at elections@eaglecounty.us or 970-328-8715. We're happy to help! 
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