Multilingual Ballot Access

Congress enacted the language minority provisions of the Voting Rights Act (VRA) because, “through the use of various practices and procedures, citizens of language minorities have been effectively excluded from participation in the electoral process.” Today, the formula in section 203 of the VRA only requires that four counties in Colorado (Conejos, Costilla, Denver, and Saguache) provide election materials in both English and Spanish. One other county is required to provide information in Ute.

Primary Elections FAQs

Q1. What is the difference between a primary and a general election?

A1. The State of Colorado holds regularly scheduled state elections every two years; a state Primary Election in June and a General election in November. In presidential election years, the state also holds a presidential primary election in March.

The nominated candidates from each party's primary ballot will be placed on the November General Election ballot. The winner of the November General Election will hold office.

Address Confidentiality Program (ACP)

This law is intended to protect the confidentiality of the actual address of a relocated victim of domestic violence, a sexual offense, or stalking.


Before You Register to Vote…

Read and remember the information on this page. If you have any questions, call the Secretary of State’s ACP Voter Registration Coordinator at (303) 894-2200 x 6391.

Basic guidelines you need to follow

For your personal safety, follow these guidelines: