Voting is both a right and a responsibility, and democracy works best when everyone participates. Learn more about making your voice heard with the Library’s nonpartisan Voting & Elections Guide for information about:
- How to register to vote or update your voter registration, as well as useful information for first-time voters
- How you can vote, including when to expect to receive your ballot via mail, when and how to return your completed ballot, and where you can return your mail-in ballot on or before Election Day
- What will be on the ballot, including candidates running for elected office as well as local ballot measures
This nonpartisan resource guide, compiled and maintained by PPLD librarians, also includes other useful information like finding news sources, fact checking, and identifying fake news. You can also find information on your current legislators and see how political campaigns are financed.
Here are other ways that PPLD can help you prepare and participate in upcoming elections:
- PPLD partners with the League of Women Voters of the Pikes Peak Region throughout the year to ensure residents can easily register to vote or update their voter registration.
- There are secure, 24-hour ballot drop boxes outside of East Library and Library 21c. They are accessible by vehicle, bicycle, or on foot. (Fun facts: These are two of 39 total ballot drop boxes across El Paso County. Plus, East Library has the LARGEST ballot box in the state! It had to be specially built and installed due to high use by local voters.)
- Political literature may be available inside your local library as the general election date gets closer. If space allows, at Library locations, there’s usually a table dedicated to this purpose with clearly marked signage, and anyone can display political information in this spot only. (PPLD does not endorse any political campaigns.)
For anyone interested in petitioning, hosting a voter registration drive, or conducting other civic engagement activities on any PPLD property, please review our Solicitation Policy.
Who can vote in Colorado?
- U.S. Citizens.
- Individuals who are 17 years old if they will be 18 years old by election day (but 16 and 17-year-olds can preregister!).
- People who have lived in Colorado for 22 days or more before election day.
- People who are not in detention in a correctional facility, jail, or other facility for a felony conviction.
- People who have finished their sentence for a felony conviction, including any parole, are eligible to vote.
- If you are on probation or were convicted for a misdemeanor, you are eligible to vote.