ARVADA, CO — Ballots for the state primary June 30 have been mailed to voters in Arvada. Coloradans have a lot of voting to do this year — a few months after the March presidential primary has ended, the June primary is coming up.
Elections officials in Jefferson and Adams counties have issued the following important information for voters:
- If you are a Democrat, you will receive a Democratic primary ballot.
- If you are a Republican, you will receive a Republican primary ballot.
- If you are a Libertarian, you will receive a Libertarian primary ballot.
- If you are unaffiliated, you will receive both a Democratic and a Republican ballot, but you may only return one of the two.
- Minor parties other than the Libertarian Party do not have a primary election, so voters registered with those parties are not eligible to participate in this election.
- 17-year-olds are eligible to vote – and will receive a ballot if they are pre-registered – as long as they will be 18 by the general election on Nov. 3, 2020.
- You can register to vote or check or update your voter registration at GoVoteColorado.
Which seats are up for election?
- The top race on the ballot is the U.S. Senate seat.
- For the major parties, the U.S. Senate race is followed by candidates for U.S. house, the state board of education and/or CU regent (depending on your district), the state legislature, district attorney, and county commissioner.
- May 16: Ballots were mailed to all military and overseas voters.
- June 1: Last day to change your party affiliation for this primary.
- June 8: Ballots will be mailed to all active, registered voters and open all drop boxes.
- June 22: In-person vote centers will be opened.
- June 30: Election Day – ballots must be received by 7 p.m.
Drop Boxes: The 24-hour drop boxes remain the most efficient and secure way to return your ballot, officials said. Find the latest locations:
Mail: Voters can also use the U.S. mail to return their ballots. Postmarks do not count, so if you choose to mail your ballot, officials recommend doing so at least eight days before Election Day.
Vote Centers: Few voters will need to vote in person, officials said. Elections officials are taking special precautions with in-person vote centers and have finalized sites that will offer adequate social distancing. Jefferson County has posted the locations at VoteJeffco, and Adams County vote centers can be found here. In the meantime, residents are encouraged to register to vote or update their registration at GoVoteColorado to receive a ballot in the mail, officials said.