CC Votes

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At CC, we prepare all students to be engaged citizens in the pursuit of a more just world.  As part of that pursuit, we encourage all students to exercise their right to vote. Make your voice heard.

In the last election, CC students stood out for their voting: According to the National Study of Learning, Voting, and Engagement, Colorado College’s student voting rate increased to 84.6% in 2020, a rate for which we were awarded the Highest Voter Turnout in a 4-year institution in Colorado by the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge

Let’s continue that trend. Find out how to register, vote, and how to get involved in campus get-out-the-vote efforts on this page.

The Colorado 2024 Presidential Primary is coming up March 5th!!

Did you know you can now turn in your ballot on CC's campus?

We're excited to share that starting on the 2024 primary election, Colorado College will now host a Voter Service and Polling Center (VSPC). That means you no longer need to find transportation off campus to turn in your ballot!  

For the upcoming primary, you can head to Worner (902 N. Cascade) for early voting on March 4th (8am-5pm) or regular voting on Tuesday March 5th (7am-7pm).

Frequently Asked Questions

The next election for voters in Colorado will be the 2024 presidential primary on March 5.

Every eligible voter can complete the registration process completely online, or update your information, using the last 4 digits of your Social Security Number or your CO ID. You can also register in person at a Voter Service and Polling Center, which now includes Worner!  Click here to find more information about available hours for the Worner VSPC.

You must update your voter registration each time you move.

For information about registering or updating your registration in a state other than Colorado, visit vote.usa.gov.

 

IF YOU LIVE ON CAMPUS ...

Make sure your "Address where you live" is the address where you live, and that your "Address where you receive mail" is your Worner Box number, written in the following format: 

819 North Tejon St. CC Box # ____
Colorado Springs, CO  80946

To be eligible to register to vote in Colorado, you must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • Be 16 years of age or older
  • Live in Colorado for at least 1 day
  • As of July 2019, if you are serving a sentence of parole, you may register to vote in Colorado. For more information about voting with convictions, please visit VotingWithConviction.org.

You may register to vote online or update your registration and still receive a mail ballot up to 8 days before the election in which you intend to vote. After that, you can register to vote or update your registration in person at a Voter Service Center and vote in person, up until 7pm on Election Day when polls close.

NOTE: Deadlines and inperson voting at a VSPC may change depending on the local election. Please review the Colorado Springs City Election site for upcoming municipal election information. 

To be eligible to vote in Colorado, you must…

  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • Be 18 years old or older by Election Day
  • Live in Colorado at least 22 days before Election Day
  • As of July 2019, if you are serving a sentence of parole, you may vote in Colorado. For more information about voting with convictions, please visit VotingWithConviction.org.

In Colorado, all eligible registered voters automatically receive a mail ballot, so you can easily vote by mail or ballot drop-box.  If you're up-to-date on your voter registration, your mail-in ballot should arrive directly in your Worner box. Ballots will start getting mailed three weeks before Election Day. If you do not register in time to receive a ballot by mail, or if you misplace your ballot, you can vote in person or get a replacement ballot at a Voter Service and Polling Center once voting begins.

 

OUT OF STATE, AND WANT TO RECEIVE YOUR COLORADO BALLOT?

If you're temporarily out-of-state, you can receive your Colorado ballot to an out-of-state address! Just update your voter registration here, changing the "Address to mail your ballot" to the out-of-state address.

In Colorado, you may mail it in, drop it off, or vote in person during early voting or on Election Day.  

  • You can now vote in person in Worner!  Starting from the 2024 presidential primary, Colorado College will now host a Voter Service and Polling Center (find hours here).  Voter Service Centers are a one-stop-shop where you can register, vote, and solve any election-related issue.
  • To mail it in, we recommend getting it in the mail a week before election day to ensure it is received in time (ballots must be received by 7PM on Election Day– postmarks don’t count!).  
  • Drop it off at any 24-hour ballot drop box, or Voter Service Center, in the state. Find one here! You must drop off your ballot by 7PM on Election Day.
  • CC students can now vote on campus!  Colorado College now hosts an in-person Voter Service and Polling Center in Worner.  For the 2024 Presidential Primary, it will be open for early voting March 4th from 8-5, and open on election day (March 5) from 7-7. 
  • Since CC students can now vote on campus, CC will not coordinate rides to the polls as has occured in years past.  To respect limited resources and capacity, we ask that you please do not call Campus Safety to ask for a ride to another location. If for any reason you would like to visit another location, use the following resources: 

Yes, you do need ID, and multiple forms are accepted.

  • If you're voting by mail or dropbox → You may need to include a photocopy of an acceptable ID - check your ballot instructions for more information.
  • If you're voting in person → Bring a form of acceptable ID to vote in person.
  • Acceptable forms of ID include: CO license/ID, CO student ID (Gold Card), Passport, utility bill. Full list can be found at JustVoteColorado.org.
Yes! There's so much to vote on each year: From state-level races, to critical statewide and local ballot measures that will have lasting impacts in Colorado and in our local community.  Your vote on any issue or candidate will be counted, regardless of whether the ballot is completed.
For information about registering or updating your registration in a state other than Colorado, visit usa.gov.

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What does CC Votes do?

CCVotes7CCVotes is a coalition of campus and community stakeholders that work to coordinate get-out-the-vote efforts and voter education for CC students leading into elections. 

Interested in getting involved? Reach out to ccvotes@coloradocollege.edu and review our guidelines for politically oriented work.

Additional Resources

Nonpartisan Voter Guides

Nonpartisan General Voting Resources

  • Colorado Informed
    • Contents: Voter Pathways, Key Election Dates, Election Resources, Information on Colorado Voting

Local News Sources

Is there an issue or candidate you are passionate about and want to volunteer? There are many opportunities for you to make a difference!

If you are interested in getting involved in political work, please first take the time to review these Guidelines for Political Guidelines on a college campus.

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 El Paso County Election Department Contact Information

Contact information for the rest of Colorado's County Clerks

Election Protection Hotline

  • English: 866-687-8683
  • Español: 888-839-8682

Nonpartisan election information: JustVoteColorado.org

Major Parties

Minor Parties

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