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June 2, 2016

Primary Election in now less than one month away

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Boulder County, Colo. – The Boulder County Elections Division wants to remind voters that the Primary Election is less than a month away. Elections in Colorado are conducted by mail with Voter Service and Polling Centers available for those who would like additional assistance with voting or who prefer to vote in person. Mail ballots to active, registered voters of the Democratic or Republican parties will be mailed to the address on their voter registration record beginning June 6.

The mailed ballot packets include a detailed list of ballot drop-off locations and Voter Service and Polling Centers that will be open to the public prior to Election Day on Tuesday, June 28. Please check the location list, as Boulder County Elections has added several new 24-hour mail ballot drop boxes for the community since the last election. Additionally, since the printing of the voter instructions included in the mail ballot packets, the Elections Division has added one more 24-hour ballot drop box located at the Longmont YMCA, 950 Lashley Street.

Voters who are not affiliated with a political party are allowed to affiliate with a party holding a primary election up to and including Election Day in order to participate. However, the Boulder County Elections Division encourages voters to affiliate sooner, in order to receive a mail ballot in a timely fashion. Unaffiliated voters who change their registration after June 20 must request a ballot in person at a Voter Service and Polling Center.

All voters are encouraged to return their ballot as soon as they have voted. The Boulder County Elections Division encourages all voters to register or check their registration to ensure that their mailing address is correct. If you moved recently or provided an alternative address during a past election (due to travel or other circumstances for absentee voting), our office may not have your most current address and ballots are not forwarded by the postal service. Voters can register or check their registration, view ballot content, request a replacement ballot if their ballot is lost or damaged, or find more information about the election at

Key Dates for the 2016 Primary Election:

June 6

  • Ballots begin to arrive in mailboxes this week.
  • Voter services available at Boulder County Clerk & Recorder’s Office in Boulder.
  • All 24-hour Ballot Drop Boxes open.

June 20

  • Voter Service and Polling Centers open.
  • Last day to register and still receive a ballot in the mail.

June 24

  • Drive-by Ballot Drop-off locations open.

June 28 Primary Election

  • Ballot drop-off and voting services available 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Ballots must be received by 7 p.m. to be counted.