CC Votes

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CCVotes strives to increase CC voter engagement and turnout by organizing voter registration efforts, directing voter outreach and education, and facilitating ballot collection initiatives.

Students have the right to register and vote in Colorado. We encourage all students to exercise your right to vote in elections - national and local.  

CC students are pushing back against political disengagement and contributing their voices to co-determining our shared future.  According to data from the National Study of Learning, Voting, and Engagement (NSLVE), a research study of the Institute for Democracy in Higher Education (IDHE) at the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life at Tufts University, Colorado College’s voting rate increased to 84.6% in 2020, up 9.9% from 2016.  The full campus report may be viewed here

2020 ALL IN Platinum Seal

All In LogoFor this voting rate in the 2020 presidential election, Colorado College was awarded the Highest Voter Registration and Highest Voter Turnouts for 4-year institutions in Colorado by the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge.

We also earned a Platinum Seal from the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge, indicating a voting rate between 79.5-89.4%.

Let's continue the trend.   

What does CC Votes do?

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CCVotes coordinates numerous programs to increase voter turnout on campus, including:

  • Voter registration drives during NSO
  • Ballot drop-offs in Worner in the weeks prior to elections
  • Carpool shuttles to voting centers
  • Non-partisan election guides
  • Student-directed candidate debates and forums

 

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

Register to Vote

Are you registered to vote in Colorado?  If not, register now!Students have the right to register and vote in Colorado. 

Each time you move, you must update your voter registration!

There are two simple ways to get registered or update your voter registration: 

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

TEMPORARILY LIVING OUT OF STATE, & 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. You can complete the process fully online, using the last 4 digits of your Social Security Number or the number from your CO license, ID, or permit.

Additional Resources

FAQ

Q: How do I get my ballot?

A: If you're up-to-date on your voter registration, your mail-in ballot should arrive directly in your Worner box. If you do not register in time to receive a ballot by mail (by Oct. 31, 2022 for the next election), 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 on Oct. 24, until poll close at 7 pm on Nov. 8 (be sure to bring your ID!)

Q: How do I return my ballot?

A: Mail it in, drop it off, or vote in person. 

  • To mail it in, we recommend getting it in the mail by Oct. 31 to ensure it is received in time (ballots must be received by PM on Election Day, Nov. 8 – postmarks don’t count!). Use 2 stamps, and check your ballot instructions to see if you’re required to enclose a photocopy of an acceptable ID. 
  • Drop it off at any 24-hour ballot drop box, or Voter Service Center, in the state. Find one here! Check your ballot instructions to see if you’re required to enclose a photocopy of an acceptable ID. You must be in line at the ballot dropbox or Voter Service Center by PM on Election Day, Nov. 8.
  • To vote in person, find a Voter Service Center in your county and bring an acceptable ID. Voter Service Centers are a one-stop-shop where you can register, vote, and solve any election-related issue; they begin opening on Mon. Oct. 24, and will remain open until PM on Election Day. You must be in line by PM on Election Day, Nov. 8.
Q: If I don't vote on a candidate or question, will the rest of my ballot still be counted?

A: 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.

Q: Do I need ID to vote?  If so, what forms of ID are accepted?

A: 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.
Q: If I didn't vote in the last election, am I still registered to vote?

A: You should check here to ensure your voter information is current and active.  You must update your vote registration each time you move or have a mailbox change!

 

Get Informed!

Nonpartisan Voter Guides

Local News Sources

 

Get Involved!

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

Engage Local

Engage Statewide

Engage National

 

Get Connected! 

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

Qualified Political Organization

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