Request an Absentee Ballot
- Complete the Application for Mail-in Ballot (Solicitud de balota por correo de Colorado) to permanently receive ballots by mail. The permanent mail in ballot request is valid until canceled by the elector, or a mail ballot is returned as undeliverable, or the elector has become inactive.
- An address provided for mailing an absentee ballot will not change the mailing address on your voter record.
- Return the application to the Gilpin County Clerk and Recorder by mail, by fax, or deliver to one of our offices in Central City.
- Ballots cannot be forwarded according to Colorado State Statute. Provide an address that will reach you at the time the ballots are available.
- All mail-in ballots received by 7 p.m. on Election Day are counted.
June 26, 2012 - Primary Election - Polling Place Election
- New - Primary Elections are now held on the last Tuesday in June
- Deadline to register to vote: May 29, 2012
- Deadline to change voter affiliation is May 25, 2012.
- Unaffiliated voters may affiliate with a party up to and including Primary Election Day.
- www.GoVoteColorado.com - verify your addresses, make changes to your voter registration
- Ballots will be mailed starting June 4, 2012, then daily as requests are received
- Must be affiliated with a major party to vote in primary elections
November 6, 2012 - General Election - Polling Place Election
- Deadline to register to vote: October 9, 2012
- Ballots will be mailed to voters who have requested mail in ballots starting October 15, 2012, then daily as requests are received
- www.GoVoteColorado.com - verify your addresses, make changes to your voter registration, become a Permanent Mail-In Voter
Anyone who will not be in the County or anyone who prefers to vote by mail rather than go to a Vote Center on Election Day can request a Mail-In Ballot. This ballot can be mailed to a voter's residence or any other address that is provided.
To apply for a Mail-In Ballot, the voter must submit the appropriate application. It is important to remember that if application is made for an Absentee Ballot, the voter will not be allowed to vote by any other means except provisional. There is a deadline for each election to have Mail-In Applications to the Elections office (see Important Election Dates). Mail-In Ballots are sent out approximately 30 days prior to the election and must be received back into the Elections office by 7:00 p.m. on the day of the election.
You can download a formal application, complete it and mail it back to us. However, the formal application is not required to request an Mail-In Ballot. A letter is acceptable as long as the following requirements are met:
- Applicants full printed name.
- Applicants signature. *
- Residence address (and mailing address if applicable).
- Address that the ballot should be mailed, if different from residence or mailing.
- Date of birth.
- Which election they are requesting Mail-In ballot for.
- Declaration of political party if applicant is requesting Primary Election Mail-In Ballot.
*The application shall be personally signed by applicant, or in the case of inability to sign; another person must witness the applicant's mark. Power of Attorney cannot be used to apply for a Mail-In Ballot.
Application can be either faxed to 303.565.1797, emailed to email@example.com or mailed to the following address:
Gilpin County Elections
PO Box 429
Central City, CO 80427