Voter Registration

Who can register to vote?
  • Citizen of the United States 
  • 16 years of age, and understand that you must be at least eighteen years of age to be eligible to vote. (must keep your mailing address up to date with the Clerk and Recorders office to receive your ballot) 
  • Be a resident of Colorado for at least 22 days
How do I register to vote?
  • Online at www.govotecolorado.com
  • Delta County Clerk and Recorder’s Office, Election Department
  • Delta County Annex building in Hotchkiss
  • Any Town Hall
  • Any State office, including Driver’s License Offices
  • Download and print a voter registration application at www.govotecolorado.com and mail it in to Delta County Clerk and Recorders office 501 Palmer St. Ste. 211, Delta, Co 81416

Will I receive my ballot by mail?
All active registered voters will receive their ballot by mail. You may return your ballot by mail or drop off your ballot at the following locations:

Delta County Clerk and Recorder Office: 501 Palmer St. Ste 211, Delta, Co 81416
Hours:  8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday – Friday
            The Saturday before Election Day 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
            7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Election Day

North Fork Annex: 196 W. Hotchkiss Ave., Hotchkiss, CO 81419
Hours:  8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday – Friday (Closed for lunch 12:30-1:30 p.m. except on Election Day)
            7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Election Day

NEW24-Hour Drop Off Location
Delta County Courthouse (on front steps of Courthouse)
501 Palmer Street, Delta, CO  81416

Can I still vote in person?
Yes. Voter service center and polling locations are available for you to vote in person or on the handicap accessible voting equipment 15 days prior to the General Election and 8 days prior to all other elections conducted by the County Clerk and Recorder Office.  You may also request a replacement ballot or update your voter registration here as well.

Voter Service and Polling Centers
Delta County Clerk and Recorder Office: 501 Palmer St., Suite 211, Delta, CO 81416
Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday – Friday
           The Saturday before Election Day 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. 
           7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Election Day

North Fork Annex
: 196 W. Hotchkiss Ave., Hotchkiss, CO 81419
Hours:  8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday – Friday (Closed for lunch 12:30-1:30 p.m. except on Election Day)
            7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Election Day

A third Voter Service and Polling Center will be available only for the General Election at the following location:
Town of Orchard City, 9661 2100 Rd., Austin, CO 81410
Hours: 7:00 a.m. -- 7 p.m. on election day

Why haven’t I received my mail ballot yet? How do I get a mail ballot sent to a different address?
Go to www.GoVoteColorado.com to check your status. Log in to your voter record, which will show you if your ballot has been prepared, sent or received. You may also make changes to your mailing address up to 8 days prior to the election.

You may register to vote or make corrections to your voter record in person at the Voter Service and Polling center up to Election Day at these following locations:
 
Delta County Clerk and Recorder Office: 501 Palmer St., Suite 211, Delta, CO 81416
Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday – Friday
           The Saturday before Election Day 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. 
           7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Election Day

North Fork Annex
: 196 W. Hotchkiss Ave., Hotchkiss, CO 81419
Hours:  8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday – Friday (Closed for lunch 12:30-1:30 p.m. except on Election Day)
            7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Election Day

If you have more questions about the status of your mail ballot, please contact the Election Department at 970-874-2153 or 970-874-5903.

If I don’t vote on a candidate or question, will my other votes still be counted?
Yes. You are not required to cast a vote in every race or on every question. If you choose to leave a race or a question blank, the rest of the votes on your ballot will still be counted.

Will my mail ballot be counted? I heard that mail ballots might not be counted for this election.
Every valid mail ballot will be counted in this election. Be sure to sign the envelope when you return your mail ballot.
If you recently registered for the first time, you will need to provide a copy of your ID along with your mail ballot. Your county clerk will have provided instructions about the ID requirement along with your mail ballot.
Also, be sure that your county clerk receives your ballot no later than 7:00 PM on Election Day. If you are not sure if your ballot will arrive in time, drop it off in person.

What are the rules about campaigning in or near polling places?
State law prohibits electioneering within 100 feet of the entrance to a polling place. This means that anyone who is advocating for the election or defeat of a candidate or a ballot issue must be at least 100 feet away from the entrance to the Voter Service and Polling Center.

What kinds of ID can I use to vote?
See the list of acceptable forms of ID.

What if I am a Uniformed or Overseas Voter?
Uniformed military personnel, their dependents and U.S. citizens living abroad, either temporarily or permanently, have the right to vote using their home state address or the last home address used in the case of permanent overseas citizens.

You may download and print a Federal Post Card Application from www.fvap.gov or register online at www.govotecolorado.com.