It’s time to prepare for the Nov. 7 election as ballots will be mailed to eligible voters beginning Oct. 16.
Here is some voter information, resources and drop box locations across Douglas County.
Twenty-one ballot drop boxes will open Oct. 16 at various locations in Castle Rock, Castle Pines, Highlands Ranch, Larkspur, Lone Tree and Parker. The locations will close at 7 p.m. on election day.
The drop boxes will be open 24 hours a day and according to Douglas County, the boxes are bolted into the ground, have lighting and 24/7 video surveillance.
Residents can check their voter registration at GoVoteColorado.gov to ensure they are registered to vote. If not, they will see how to update voter registration.
Those who can register to vote must affirm they are a U.S. citizen, have been a Colorado resident for at least 22 days before the election, at least 18 years old and the residence address provided is your legal place of residence.
For those who are away from home, such as serving in the military or are away at college, to ensure a ballot, update the address the ballot should be sent. Detailed information can be found on the county website here.
Residents who have not received a ballot by Oct. 25, are encouraged to contact the Douglas County Elections Office at 303-660-7444, or visit a Voter Service and Polling Center.
Voter Service and Polling Centers will open across Douglas County starting Oct. 30 and will remain open through election day.
These centers are intended to help Douglas County citizens register to vote or update their voter registration, replace a ballot or drop off a voted ballot and vote in person, which includes an ADA accessible voting machine.
Voter Service and Polling Locations:
- Douglas County Kirk Hall, located at 500 Fairgrounds Road.
- Northridge Recreation Center, located at 8800 S. Broadway.
- Lone Tree Library, located at 10055 Library Way.
- Parker Town Hall, located at 20120 E. Mainstreet.
Hours for the locations can be found here.
All drop box locations and Voter Service and Polling Center locations close at 7 p.m. on Nov. 7.
Voters can also track their ballot using BallotTrax, which will notify voters by phone, email or text about the status of their mail-in ballot. Sign up by using the link on the “Track Your Ballot” page on the Douglas County website.
Ballot drop box locations
Castle Pines has one location:
- Castle Pines Library, 360 Village Square Lane.
Castle Rock has six locations:
- Douglas County Elections, 125 Stephanie Place.
- A walk-up location at the Douglas County Office Building, 100 Third Street.
- The Grange, 3692 Meadows Boulevard.
- Douglas County Off-Leash Area, 1100 Plum Creek Parkway.
- The Ridge House, 4501 Enderud Boulevard.
- A walk-up location at the Crystal Valley Ranch Recreation Center, 2160 Fox Haven Drive.
Highlands Ranch has four locations:
- Highlands Ranch Sheriff Substation, 9250 Zotos Drive.
- Highlands Ranch Motor Vehicle, 2223 Wildcat Reserve Parkway.
- A walk-up location at the Douglas County Park and Trails Division, 9651 S. Quebec Street.
- A walk-up location at Redstone Park Service Center, 3280 Redstone Park Circle.
Larkspur has one location:
- Larkspur Town Hall, 8720 Spruce Mountain Road.
Littleton has three locations:
- Roxborough Marketplace, 8357 N. Rampart Range Road.
- South Suburban Sports Complex, 4810 E. County Line Road.
- Sterling Ranch Civic Center, 8155 Pinery River Avenue.
Lone Tree has two locations:
- Lone Tree Motor Vehicle, Park Meadows Center 9350 Heritage Hills Circle.
- Lone Tree Municipal Building, 9220 Kimmer Drive.
Parker has four locations:
- Parker Town Hall, 20120 E. Mainstreet.
- Parker Police Department, 18600 Lincoln Meadows Parkway.
- A walk-up location at the Douglas County Facilities Building, 9040 Tammy Lane.
- EchoPark Stadium, 11901 Newlin Gulch Boulevard.
Additionally, the Douglas County website has provided a bird’s eye view photo of each location and has marked where the drop box will be at each location. This information can be found on the county website.
The Douglas County website also provides citizens answers to frequently asked questions about the conduct of elections in Colorado, recall elections, recounts, ect., under election resources.