DENVER - (KRDO) -- On Monday, Voter Service and Polling Centers (VSPCs) across the entire State of Colorado opened for the November 3 General Election, allowing voters to drop off their ballots in-person.
Early voting throughout Colorado has been heavy, with nearly 641,500 ballots already returned. Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold said “Coloradans have been incredibly engaged this election, and we expect that will continue."
In an effort to make voting accessible and convenient, the State added an additional 42 voting centers, for a total of 342 statewide. 130 new drop boxes have also been added, increasing the number to 383 across the state.
To find the nearest drop box or VSPC, voters can use a search tool located on the Colorado Secretary of State’s website. Voters can also track their ballots from the time they are sent to when they are processed, by signing up for BallotTrax at GoVoteColorado.gov.
For those who prefer to vote in-person, the Secretary of State also provided election rules and guidance to make voting in-person as safe as possible, including PPE for poll workers and social distancing requirements.
Griswold reminds voters that their finished ballots must be received by county election officials by 7 p.m. on November 3. For those choosing to vote by mail, the completed ballots should be mailed no later than October 26. After that date, Griswold said they must return their ballot to a dropbox or VSPC rather than by mail to ensure it is received before the deadline.
If you haven't registered to vote, it's not too late. You can still receive a ballot by mail if you register before October 26. After that, eligible Coloradans can register and vote in-person at their polling stations through 7 p.m. on Election Day.
To register to vote, check your registration, or for election information, you can visit www.GoVoteColorado.gov.