Coloradans began receiving their 2022 midterm election ballots this week
Colorado has made important strides toward improving conditions for kids since the Great Recession, but the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting economic downturns have threatened to set our state back in critical areas. This year’s election offers voters an opportunity to learn from recent challenges and capitalize on the success of some pandemic-era social support programs – even as the public health emergency may begin to wind down. This week, many Coloradans began receiving their midterm election ballot in the mail. The election is not until Nov. 8, but voters can consider several options when casting their ballots.
Voters can opt to mail in their ballots, use a drop box, or vote in person. If you mail your ballot, be sure it is postmarked at least a week before election day. Voters interested in using a drop box can visit GoVoteColorado.com, where they can learn the location of the nearest drop box or in-person voting center. The Colorado Secretary of State website also features a link to find in-person voting locations for election day.
If you are a registered voter and have not received your ballot by Oct. 27, call your County Clerk and Recorder’s office or visit a voter services center. Voters can also track their ballot at https://colorado.ballottrax.net. To receive a ballot in the mail, you must be registered to vote by Oct. 31. Register at GoVoteColorado.com. Eligible voters include U.S citizens ages 18 and up (by or on election day) who have lived in Colorado since at least Oct. 17.
We recently published our Campaign 4 Kids materials, featuring a voter’s guide to help you make informed decisions that will positively impact kids and families this election. Visit COkidsvote.org to view our positions on various ballot measures, access district-specific fact sheets, find voter registration resources, and much more. We hope you will prioritize kids and families as you cast your ballot this November.