Voter Registration

Voter Registration

If you are a new resident of Summit County we ask that you change your voter registration so that you can vote in this county.

If you have been a resident of another county in Colorado, registration is very easy. It can be done online – see the link below.

Do you have a Colorado driver’s license or ID card?

If you do not have a Colorado driver’s license or ID card, and have not been registered to vote in Colorado, you should complete a paper registration form. Go to the link below:

Print this registration form and either mail it to the address for the Colorado Department of State on the second page,

OR mail or deliver to the Summit County Clerk & Recorder’s Office,

P.O Box 1538, Summit County Courthouse, 208 E Lincoln, Breckenridge, CO 80424.

 

Read the second page of the registration form carefully!

Manage my registration
What do you want to do? (Get help)

My county resources

 

Information (Voter Information FAQs) from the Secretary of State’s web site for Colorado – 5/16/2015

Q1. Who is eligible to vote in Colorado?

A1. You are eligible to vote if you:

  • will be 18 years of age or older at the time of the next election,
  • are a United States citizen,
  • have resided in Colorado 22 days immediately before the election at which you intend to vote,
  • are not serving a sentence of confinement, detention, or parole for a felony conviction.

 

Q2. Why do I have to register to vote?

A2. Voter registration is a means of determining the candidates and issues for which each voter is eligible to vote. Most states require voters to register to vote a certain number of days before Election Day. Voter Registration also protects the integrity of the ballot box by preventing voting in multiple jurisdictions.

 

Q3. When is the last day to register to vote before an election?

A3. Colorado law allows you to register to vote through Election Day.  But please note that how you register to vote matters.

  • If you register to vote by mail or online through www.govotecolorado.com at least 8 days before an election conducted by your county clerk and recorder, the clerk will automatically mail you a ballot.
  • If you register after the 8th day before an election conducted by your county clerk and recorder, you must visit one of the Voter Service and Polling Centers in your county to get a ballot.
  • If you register to vote through a voter registration drive, your application must be submitted no later than 22 days before an election.
  • You may register to vote by appearing in-person at a voter service and polling center through Election Day.

 

Q4. How do I register to vote?

A4. Online or Remote:

Registering to vote is free and easy.  If you have a Colorado State driver’s license or ID card issued by the Department of Revenue you may register to vote online at www.govotecolorado.com.  If you are already a registered voter in Colorado you may confirm your registration at this website. Once your registration is verified, you can use your driver’s license number to update your address and party affiliation online as well.

Printable voter registration forms are also available on the Secretary of State’s web site. You can obtain a paper voter registration form at your county clerk’s office. You may mail, fax, or scan and email your complete and signed form to your county clerk’s office.