Getting Out the Disability Vote

Together we have the power to change our communities!

The 2020 November election is only a few weeks away. We have compiled a list of resources to help you in this process. We have power in our vote and it’s important that everyone who is eligible votes this year and in all future elections!

 2020 Important Dates: 
Oct. 19 (Monday)

  • Drop boxes open to start accepting ballots
  • Voting and polling centers open
Oct. 26 (Monday)

Oct. 27 (Tuesday)

  • You can no longer mail your ballot back! Drop it off in a ballot box, or head to a polling center.
Nov. 3 (Tuesday)

  • Election Day
  • Last day to vote — ballots must be received by 7 p.m.
  • In Colorado, you can both register to vote and vote on Election Day

How do I check if I’m registered to vote in Colorado, or check that my voter information is correct?

Visit the Secretary of State’s website and enter your name, zip code, and date of birth to see your voter registration information.

You can also use this page to register to vote, update your registration, change your party affiliation, and to get a lot more information about the election.

What are the different ways I can return my ballot?

When it comes to casting your vote, Colorado takes an all-of-the-above approach. 

  • Mailing your ballot: Check the envelope to see how much postage it takes, and be sure to send it back no later than Oct. 26, to ensure it gets to your clerk’s office in time.
  • Dropping off your ballot: Beginning Oct. 19, Colorado will have more than 350 drop boxes available around the state for you to put your ballot in. You do need to be sure to use a box that’s in your county of residence — look for a list of ballot drop-off locations on your county clerk’s website. Some counties, like Denver, also have drive-through drop-offs, where you can hand your ballot to an election judge.
  • Voting in person: Maybe you changed your mind after filling in the “yes” bubble on that one ballot measure. Or maybe your cat spilled coffee all over your ballot. Or maybe you just prefer to vote the old fashioned way. As we noted above, you can always throw away your mail ballot and vote in person at a local Vote Center. You can find the locations of those at your county clerk’s website, or when you look up your voter registration information at govotecolorado.com.

Resources in ASL: www.signvote.org 

This website provides a nonpartisan platform that is accessible for the Deaf community. All videos are in ASL with important information and resources on voting. 

Ballot Guides:

Advocacy Denver 

https://www.advocacydenver.org/2020-colorado-voter-guide-for-all/

CCDC is pleased to provide you with our ballot guides. Below you can find links in English and Spanish. The guides are in plain language with links for more detailed positions and information. CCDC does not support or oppose any candidate but we can and do take positions on relevant statewide ballot issues. People with disabilities and those who care about us, or whose livelihood depends on us must vote and think about the power of our vote.

 We appreciate those who supported this effort especially The Arc of Aurora and the Northwest Colorado Center for Independence as well as Jose Torres-Vega and Rosario Vega and the ballot committee.  We also want to give a shout out to Disability Law Colorado and the National Federation of the Blind Colorado Chapter for their excellent work on voting rights for people with disabilities.

 In English:

http://www.ccdconline.org/2020/10/02/ballot-guide-2020-the-arc-of-aurora-thinkchange-ccdc/

 En Español:

http://www.ccdconline.org/2020/10/02/ballot-guide-2020-the-arc-of-aurora-thinkchange-ccdc/