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It’s no trick: Halloween is last day to request a ballot by mail

It’s no trick: Halloween is the last day that Colorado citizens can request a mail ballot for the Nov. 8 General Election. But don’t be spooked by this deadline. You can still visit a Voter Service and Polling Center through Election Day in order to be treated to a new or replacement ballot.

Here are a few tips and deadlines to help make your voting experience a sweet one:

  • Under Colorado law, Monday, Oct. 31 is the last day that ballots can be mailed to voters. This is the last day that citizens may register to vote or update their registration online at and still receive a mail ballot for the 2016 election. It also is the last day to contact Arapahoe County Elections by phone at 303-795-4511 and request a replacement ballot, if you have not yet received one.
  • Tuesday, Nov. 1 is the last day that voters should return their ballots by standard mail. The Postal Service has indicated that ballots mailed after Nov. 1 may not arrive by Election Day due to longer delivery timeframes. Remember to sign your ballot envelope, and return your ballot with 68 cents postage, or two Forever Stamps.
  • Beginning Wednesday, Nov. 2, voters should only return ballots to a ballot drop-off location instead of via standard mail, to ensure it arrives on time. Ballots must be received by the County by 7 p.m. on Election Day, Nov. 8 in order to be counted. Postmarks do not count as received.

If you need additional assistance, Voter Service and Polling Centers are now open across the County every day except Sundays, where citizens may register to vote, update registration, request or replace a ballot, or vote on an accessible electronic tablet.

Visit to find ballot drop-off locations and Voter Service and Polling Centers, track your ballot envelope, and find information on candidates and ballot measures. Unofficial election results will be posted at this website beginning at 7 p.m. on Election Day.  For more election information, please call 303-795-4511, follow @ArapahoeClerk on Twitter or like @ArapahoeVotes on Facebook.

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Media Contact: Haley McKean, Communication and Public Information Manager to the Clerk and Recorder, 303-726-6608