Last November, many registered voters did not cast a ballot due to long lines. If you are a registered voter in Douglas County, your voting status could be “inactive” if you did not vote in 2006, and you will not receive a mail ballot for the November 6 election.
To re-activate or check your voting status, please contact the Douglas County Elections Office at 303-660-7444 before October 9. Reactivation forms can also be downloaded at www.douglasvotes.com.
Deadline to Register to Vote - October 9
County to Mail Ballots to All Active Registered Voters - October 12
Active Registered Voters Should Receive Ballot - October 22
Deadline for County Receipt of Mail Ballot - November 6,
(Delivered, not postmarked) 7 p.m.
Frequently Asking Voting Questions:
Q: Where is my polling place?
This year’s election is an all-mail election. There are no polling places. Ballots can be mailed or returned to the Elections Office.
Q: Will I be able to vote in the next election?
Active, registered voters will be mailed a ballot for this year’s election. An “active” voter is someone who voted in the November 2006 general election. If you did not vote in 2006, you should have received and returned a signed signature card in the spring of 2007 to the Douglas County Clerk and Recorder. IF YOU ARE NOT AN ACTIVE VOTER - YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE A BALLOT - EVEN IF YOU ARE A REGISTERED VOTER. If you are not active, or you are unsure of your status, call the elections office at 303-660-7444. Active status must be secured by October 9, in order to vote in this year’s election.
In addition, the deadline to register to vote in Douglas County is October 9.
Q: What if I don’t get a ballot in the mail?
First, verify registration prior to October 9, by calling 303-660-7444. Ballots will be mailed on October 12, and should be received no later than October 22. If you don’t receive a ballot by that date, call 303-660-7444.
Q: What if I’ve moved or changed other pertinent voting information?
Changes to a voter’s information must be received in writing. Voter registration forms are available at the elections office, 301 Wilcox St., Castle Rock, and are also available on the website: www.douglasvotes.com. If you have moved to Castle Pines North (CPN) since the last election in 2006, YOU MUST update your address in writing and have your forms turned in to the elections office no later than October 9.
Q: What if I make a mistake on my ballot and need a new one?
Call the Elections office at 303-660-7444.
Q: Do I have to sign the outside of the envelope?
Yes. Ballot signatures are verified. If you do not wish to mail your ballot, drop it off before November 7 at the elections office, 301 Wilcox St., Castle Rock.
Q: What is the deadline for ballots?
All ballots must be received (NOT postmarked) by Tuesday, November 6, at 7 p.m. Ballots may be sent through the mail (be sure to allow for delivery time) or dropped off at the Elections Office, 301 Wilcox St., Castle Rock.
Q: I am a part-time resident of CPN and my primary residence is out of state. Can I vote in this election?
No. If you maintain another home as your primary residence, you cannot vote in this election.
For more information, please contact:
Douglas County Elections Office
301 Wilcox Street, Castle Rock