2022 General Election

 

Election Timeline

For the assembly time line, see the Assembly Timeline.
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Last Date to Affiliate for Caucus

February 11, 2022 is the last day to affiliate as a Democratic and be eligible to participate in caucus. You must be a registered Democrat to participate in the Democratic caucuses.

Register or update Your voter registration here.

Districts on the Secretary of State site are now up-to-date with post-census districts.

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Democratic Caucuses 

All Democratic caucuses in El Paso County will be held on March 5, 2022. Check-in begins at 1:00 PM, please arrive no later than 1:30 PM to allow time for check-in and verification of eligibility. Meetings begin promptly at 2 PM.

Caucus will be hybrid of in-person and virtual meetings. See our caucus page for details.

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Primary Election Ballots Mailed to Voters 

A primary ballot will be mailed by the El Paso County Clerk & Recorders Office to all active registered voters starting June 6, 2022.

Register or update Your voter registration here

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Primary Election

Your ballot will only be counted if it arrives at the Clerk & Recorder's Office by 7PM, June 28, 2022. Postmarks don't count.

Drop-off box locations (TBD)

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General Election Ballots Mailed to Voters 

A general election ballot will be mailed by the El Paso County Clerk & Recorders Office to all active registered voters starting October 17, 2022.

Register or update Your voter registration here.

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General Election

Your ballot will only be counted if it arrives at the Clerk & Recorder's Office by 7PM, November 8, 2022. Postmarks don't count.

Drop-off box locations (TBD)

 

Assembly Timeline

The assembly process is one way candidates can get on the primary ballot. Candidates may also choose to get on the ballot by petition (or to attempt both mechanisms).

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Last Date to Affiliate for Caucus

You must be a registered Democrat to participate in the Democratic caucuses.

Register or update Your voter registration here.

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Democratic Caucuses 

All Democratic caucuses in El Paso County will be held on March 5, 2022. Check-in begins at 1:00 PM, please arrive no later than 1:30 PM to allow time for check-in and verification of eligibility. Meetings begin promptly at 2 PM.

Caucus will be hybrid of in-person and virtual meetings. See our caucus page for details.

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El Paso County Assembly 

Delegates chosen at caucus attend County Assembly. County Assembly is March 19 2022, 9 AM to approximately 5 PM. Attendance will be via Zoom Events only. See our Assemblies page for details.

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Congressional District 5 Assembly

Delegates chosen at County Assembly attend Congressional Assemblies and elect Congressional District candidates to the primary ballot.

Congressional District 5 Assembly is Saturday, April 2,  2022 at 10 AM and will be held via Zoom Events. See our Assemblies page for details.

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Congressional District 4 & 7 Assemblies

Delegates chosen at County Assembly attend Congressional Assemblies and elect Congressional District candidates to the primary ballot.

Congressional Districts 4 and 7 Assemblies are Tuesday, April 5, 2022 6:00-8:00 PM and will be held virtually by the Colorado Democratic Party via Zoom.

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Senate District 35 (Multi-county)

Senate District 35 is a multi-county district partially located in El Paso County. This assembly will be run by the Colorado Democratic Party. Delegates from El Paso County to Senate District 35 will be elected at County Assembly and will elect Senate District 35 candidates to the primary ballot.

Senate District 35 Assembly is Wednesday, April 6, 2022, 6:00 - 8:00pm and will be held virtually via Zoom.

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House District 56 (Multi-county)

House District 56 is a multi-county district partially located in El Paso County. This assembly will be run by the Colorado Democratic Party. Delegates from El Paso County to House District 56 will be elected at County Assembly and will elect House District 56 candidates to the primary ballot.

House District 56 Assembly is Friday April 8, 2022, 6:00 - 7:00pm and will be held virtually via Zoom.

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Colorado State Assembly

Delegates chosen at county and congressional assemblies attend state assembly and elect state-wide candidates to the primary ballot. The state assembly will be April 9, 2022 and will be virtual-only.

 

FAQs

Additional information can be found at the
El Paso County Elections Department website.

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What Districts Am I In?

The Secretary of State's voter registration system is not yet updated with the 2021 redistricting information. The site will be updated by approximately mid-February, when the redrawing of county precincts is complete. In the meantime, you can find your congressional, state house and state senate districts on the state redistricting site.

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Where is My Ballot?

All Colorado voters can sign up for ballot tracking notifications. Track you ballot like you track a package!

Ballottrax Sign-up

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Will I Get a Ballot Mailed to Me?

Check your voter registration at govotecolorado.com. Ensure your address is correct and that your registration status is Active. If you are not Active, you will not get a ballot mailed to you. Update your registration with your correct address to reactivate.

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How Do I Return My Ballot?

You may return your ballot through the US Mail or using one of the many ballot drop boxes throughout the county. Drop box locations (TBD).

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How Many Stamps Do I Need to Mail My Ballot?

One (1) forever stamp for the primary. General election is TBD.

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What if I Don't Receive a Ballot?

Ballots will be mailed out on in advance of each election (see Election Timeline  above). If you have not received a ballot yet when Voter Service and Polling Centers (VSPCs) , you may go to a VSPC to get new mail-in ballot. You may also register to vote and vote at VSPCs.

VSPC Locations & Dates (TBD).

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What's on My Ballot?

Find a sample ballot on the El Paso County Elections web site.

Sample Ballot (TBD).

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What State Should I Vote In?

If you're an out of state student going to college in Colorado or a Colorado resident going to school out of state, you might wonder what state you should vote in.  Information from the Secretary of State.

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I Have a Conviction, Can I Vote?

Yes! The laws have changed in recent years. Unless you are currently serving a sentence of incarceration or detention for a felony conviction, you may vote.
This includes those on parole, probation, or awaiting trail either in jail or out on bond. For additional information see the Secretary of State site.