National Voter Registration Day

National Voter Registration Day

National Voter Registration Day is Tue., Sept. 22!
Are you new to voting? Pikes Peak Library District wants to help you flex your civic engagement muscles! We believe democracy works best when everyone participates. Read on to learn more about who can vote, registering to vote, and when and where to vote. Election Day is Tue., Nov. 3. PPLD encourages everyone to get out there and make your voice heard. Looking for information about ballot issues and candidates? Click here to get started.

Register to Vote!

  • Click “Yes, register online” or download a paper registration form.
  • Enter your name, birthday, and either your Colorado driver’s license/ID card number or your Social Security number.

Register in Person:

There are four locations where you can register to vote in El Paso County. Click here to find the location nearest you.

It’s best to bring a driver’s license or Colorado ID, or to know the last four digits of your Social Security number. However, you do not need to bring any of these things with you!

Each location is open Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
The Union Town Center Branch location is also open Saturday from 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.

You may also register to vote in person at Voter Service & Polling Centers through Election Day.

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.

Where to vote?

In El Paso County, you can mail in your ballot, drop it off at a secure 24-hour drop box, or vote in person at a Voter Service and Polling Center (VSPC) (where you can also register to vote, update your registration, and drop off your mail ballot). East Library and Library 21c are both drop-off locations.

  • Mail Ballot: Every active, registered voter in Colorado receives a ballot in the mail. You must register within eight days of the election to receive a mailed ballot.
  • You can fill it out at home and drop it back in the mail with postage.
  • You can fill the ballot out and drop it at one of our several convenient secure 24-hour drop boxes throughout
    the county. Find the locations of these drop boxes here.
  • You can fill the ballot out and drop it off at any VSPC in the county. Find the locations of these VSPCs here.
  • If you lost your mailed ballot or did not receive one, you can vote in-person at any VSPC in the county.
  • Many VSPCs are open for several days prior to the election, so you can beat the Election Day line.
  • Find the locations, open dates, and hours of these VSPCs here.

About National Voter Registration Day

National Voter Registration Day is a collaborative effort that involves partners of all stripes and sizes across the country. There is an information gap that prevents voting eligible citizens from getting registered to vote, casting a ballot, and having their voices heard in our democracy. Voters need to register or update their registration for reasons such as moving to a new address, turning 18, becoming a citizen, or changing their names. Many Americans are unaware of this need and miss deadlines in their states that prevent them from voting. National Voter Registration Day wants to make sure no one who wants to cast a ballot misses the opportunity due to a registration problem.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, voter registration is also more important than ever. Many of the most common ways that Americans register to vote – including at DMVs and through in-person drives on campuses, at concerts, and in communities – came to a sudden halt in mid-March as social distancing policies went into effect. As a result, the number of new voter registrations in March and April plummeted across the country. Dropping voter registration numbers could be a big obstacle to what was shaping up to be record-setting turnout in November.

Voting Resources

Want more information? Visit our voting resources page!