Last-minute guide to register and vote in the Colorado presidential primary election

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Did Super Tuesday sneak up on you?

Maybe you recently noticed that you didn’t get a ballot in the mail, only to realize the day is almost here.

No need to panic. You’ve still got time to make sure your vote for your preference for president of the United States is counted.

Here’s what to know:

Can I still register and vote?

Yes. In Colorado, you can register and still vote in the election, as long as you do it prior to 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 3.

Do it at a voter service center, listed at the bottom of this story, so you can obtain your ballot at the same time.

More people are eligible to vote

Are you 17 years old? You might be able to vote in this election, but only if you’ll have your 18th birthday by Nov. 3. 

Also new this year, parolees with felony convictions can vote. Prior to criminal justice reform passed in the Colorado General Assembly last year, convicted felons could vote only if they had completed their sentences. The Colorado Secretary of State’s Office has more information for voters with criminal convictions.

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Who will be on the ballot?

Only presidential candidates are on the Super Tuesday ballot. And some of them aren’t even in the race anymore.

On the Republican side, only Donald J. Trump and Bill Weld are still candidates, so any votes cast for another candidate will be moot.

On the Democratic side, 17 candidates appear, but only nine are still in the race:

I got 2 ballots. What do I do?

While registered Republicans and Democrats will get a ballot only for their respective party, unaffiliated voters will receive both ballots — unless they requested a specific party’s ahead of time.

If you get two ballots, you must decide which party’s primary to participate in. You can’t return both ballots if you want your vote to count. If both ballots are returned, neither will count.

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I did not get a ballot, I misplaced my ballot, or I changed my mind on who I want to vote for. What do I do?

Visit a voter service center, listed below, to obtain a new ballot. Any prior ballot already returned will not be counted.

When are ballots due?

Important: It’s too late to mail your ballot. They are due by 7 p.m. Tuesday, so drop them off at one of these locations:

24-hour drop-off locations

Ballots accepted Monday through 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 3:

  • Larimer County Courthouse, 200 W. Oak St., outside the southwest entrance, Fort Collins
  • Loveland Vehicle Licensing Branch, 200 Peridot Ave., Loveland
  • Estes Park Vehicle Licensing Branch, 1601 Brodie Ave., Estes Park
  • Harmony Library, 4616 S. Shields St., Fort Collins
  • Colorado State University-Lory Student Center, 1101 Center Avenue Mall, Fort Collins
  • Red Feather Lakes Library, 71 Fire House Lane, Red Feather Lakes
  • Wellington Public Library, 3800 Wilson Ave., Wellington
  • Berthoud Community Library, 236 Welch Ave., Berthoud
  • Timnath Public Works Building, 4800 Goodman Road, Timnath

Grocery locations

These grocery stores will accept ballots from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 28, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 29, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 2 and 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. March 3.

  • King Soopers, 2602 S. Timberline Road, Fort Collins
  • King Soopers, 1842 N. College Ave., Fort Collins
  • Safeway, 2160 W. Drake Road, Fort Collins
  • Safeway, 1426 E. Harmony Road, Fort Collins
  • King Soopers, 1275 Eagle Drive, Loveland

Voter service and polling centers

You may drop off your voted ballot, obtain a replacement ballot, change your address or register to vote at these locations from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 28, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 29, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 2 and 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. March 3:

  • Larimer County Courthouse, 200 W. Oak St., first floor, Fort Collins
  • Loveland Police & Courts Building, 810 E. 10th St., Loveland
  • Estes Valley Community Center, 660 Community Drive, Estes Park
  • CSU Durrell Center, 950 W. Plum St., Fort Collins
  • Front Range Community College, 4616 S. Shields St., Longs Peak Student Center, Fort Collins (open only 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 2 and 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. March 3) 

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