Guide to voting in Jeffco for Election 2018

How to register, where to vote

Posted 10/9/18

Election Day, Nov. 6, is less than one month away. In Jefferson County, voters have a few options on how to register and vote. Here’s how: Register The first step to voting is to make sure you’re …

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Guide to voting in Jeffco for Election 2018

How to register, where to vote

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Election Day, Nov. 6, is less than one month away. In Jefferson County, voters have a few options on how to register and vote.

Here’s how:

Register

The first step to voting is to make sure you’re registered and that your registration is up-to-date with your current address. This can be checked and updated online on the Colorado Secretary of State’s website.

New voters with a Colorado driver’s license or ID card may register online. Those who don’t have a driver’s license or Colorado ID, or for those who prefer to fill out a paper form, a printable version can be found on the Colorado Secretary of State’s website.

Once the form is completed and signed, it needs to be submitted to the Jefferson County’s Clerk and Recorder. Voter registrations are also accepted at driver’s license offices in Jeffco and the Jefferson County Elections Division.

Or, it can be mailed to Colorado Department of State Elections Division, 1700 Broadway, Suite 200, Denver, CO 80290.

Vote

There are a couple of ways that Jeffco residents can cast their vote this election — by mail, drop off or in-person.

Those who are up-to-date with their registration will receive a ballot in the mail. Some may arrive as early as Oct. 15.

The most important thing to remember is to get your ballot turned in on time. All ballots must be received by 7 p.m. on Election Day, Nov. 6.

Mail — Make sure to include adequate first-class postage and remember that postmarked ballots will not be counted.

Drop off — There are a number of drop off locations throughout Jefferson County. Other than the Jeffco Courts & Admin Building, 100 Jefferson County Parkway, these include city halls in Arvada, Golden, Lakewood, Wheat Ridge and Edgewater. Some public places such as libraries, Department of Motor Vehicle locations and rec centers also have drop off boxes. Find a complete list and an interactive map at www.votejeffco.com.

In person — There are many Voter Service & Polling Centers located throughout the county. They can also be found on the above-mentioned website.

The thing to note with voting in-person, prior to Election Day, are the hours of operation. The Voter Service & Polling Centers are open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, Oct. 22 to Nov. 5. On Oct. 27 and Nov. 3, both are Saturdays, the hours are 8 a.m. to noon.

There are 13 locations throughout the county where you can vote in-person on Election Day. Hours will be 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 6.

Helpful contacts

A direct link to the website is www.GoVoteColorado.com.

Jefferson County’s Clerk and Recorder office is located at 100 Jefferson County Parkway in Golden. Hours are 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The main number is 303-271-8186 and website is www.jeffco.us/655/Clerk-Recorder.

The Jefferson County Elections Division, 3500 Illinois St. Suite 110 in Golden, can be reached at 303-271-8111. Its office hours are 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Visit the website at www.votejeffco.com.

The Jefferson County League of Women Voters can also be a helpful resource. The league hosts a number of events to help people familiarize themselves with candidates and ballot issues. Learn more at https://lwvjeffco.org/. There are members across the county, but their main contact location is at 1425 Brentwood Suite 7 in Lakewood. They may also be contacted by phone at 303-238-0032 or email at info@lwvjeffco.org.

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