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What to Know About Voting in the 2022 Election

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It’s time to start thinking about voting in the 2022 November election.

There are so many important decisions on the ballot this year—so now is the time to start researching, reading and thinking about how you’d like to cast your vote for each issue. Boulder County has already posted all of the 2022 November ballot content on its website. You’ll want to bookmark this link so you can refer back to it and continue studying all of the issues and candidates who will be on the ballot.

Courtesy of Boulder County Clerk and Recorder

The county mailed ballots to all registered, active voters and opened it’s 24-hour ballot drop boxes on Oct. 17.

You can sign up to track your ballot on Ballot Track.

On Monday, Oct. 24, the Boulder County Vote Centers officially open for in-person voting and the Ballot-to-Go service launches. The Ballot-to-Go service is a curbside or walk-up option for voters who just registered and need to pick up their ballot, as well as voters who need a replacement ballot because their was damaged, lost or never arrived in the mail. To use Ballot-to-Go, register to vote or confirm that you are registered. Then, (in two to three business days if you just registered or updated your registration), call 720-440-7886 to order your ballot—and be sure to select which Vote Center you want to pick it up at. Drive or walk to your selected Vote Center, park in the designated Ballot-to-Go parking spots and pick up your ballot.

On Tuesday, Oct. 25, the county is hosting an election information webinar at 12 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. If you’ve got questions, this webinar can help: County officials will go over all the relevant information you need to know about the upcoming election, ballot processing, voter statistics, election security and more.

Friday, Oct. 28 is National Vote Early Day, which is an initiative of more than 2,700 election administrators, nonprofits and businesses across the country to encourage citizens to vote early. There are two events in Boulder County on this day: One is from 12 p.m.-3 p.m. at the Emergency Family Assistance Association in Boulder at 1575 Yarmouth Avenue, and the other is from 4-6 p.m. at Avery Brewing Company in Boulder at 4910 Nautilus Court. The county is encouraging all voters to come out, drop off their ballots and ask questions; it’s also a great opportunity for anyone who has not yet registered to vote to do so.

“We are excited to celebrate another Vote Early Day in Boulder County, and we are grateful to Avery Brewing for hosting us,” says Molly Fitzpatrick, Boulder County Clerk & Recorder. “Our elections staff looks forward to this event every year because it’s a great opportunity to interact face-to-face with Boulder County voters, to have some meaningful conversations about the voting process, and to build trust between our office and voters. People who come to drop off their mail ballot also enjoy the sense of voting being at a community event.”

RTD is having a zero fare day for bus service on National Vote Early Day.

Monday, Oct. 31 is the last day to request that the county mail a replacement ballot to you. If you miss this date, don’t sweat it—you’ve still got options. You can vote in person or request a ballot via Ballot-to-Go.

On Nov. 3, 5 and 7, the county is running election ballot processing center tours at 1750 33rd Street in Boulder. You can register online ahead of time.

Election Day is on Tuesday, Nov. 8. This marks your final opportunity to vote, and ballots are due by 7 p.m. Be sure to check out the complete list of voting centers and ballot drop-off locations online to find one that’s convenient for you. RTD is also having a zero fare day for bus service on Election Day.

Between now and Election Day, you can drop off your ballot at any secure 24-hour ballot drop-off location.

Voter Registration

You can register to vote or update your voter registration three ways: online; via email, fax, or mail; and in person.

Temporary Election Positions

If you love democracy and you have some time on your hands to help facilitate this year’s election, check out the county’s list of temporary election positions. They need judges and other temporary workers.

How to Get in Touch with Boulder County Elections Division

Got questions about the upcoming election? Here’s how to get in touch with someone at the Boulder County Elections Division:

Phone: 303-413-7740

Email: vote@bouldercountyvotes.org

Online: bouldercounty.org/elections/

In-person at these locations:

  • Boulder: 1750 33rd Street
  • Longmont: 529 Coffman Street
  • Lafayette: 1376 Miners Drive

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