Voter ID in Colorado


What is your plan for voting?

Voter ID rules are different based on how you decide to cast your ballot.



Voting Remotely

Most voters do not need to include ID when voting remotely. You will get instructions from your county clerk with your ballot if you do need to provide ID.

Voting by Mail

Every registered voter in Colorado automatically gets a mail ballot sent to the address in their voter registration. You don’t have to ask for it, and you don’t need a special reason to vote by mail.

Voting Electronically

Voters with disabilities can request to vote using an electronic ballot.

You can also return your ballot electronically if you have a disability, including:

  • Blindess or visual impairment
  • Reading disability that makes it difficult to read or mark a ballot
  • Physical disability that makes it difficult to read or mark a ballot

You can find instructions for returning your ballot on the website where you access it.



Voting in Person

If you decide to vote in person, you will be asked to show an acceptable ID.

If your ID shows an address, it must be in Colorado.

You can use one of the following IDs if it is unexpired: 

  • Colorado driver’s license or ID
  • US Passport
  • Medicare or Medicaid card
  • Pilot’s license issued by the FAA or US government agency
  • Tribal ID card issued by any federally recognized tribe

Other forms of ID: 

  • Group residential care facility verification
  • Certified US birth certificate or naturalization document
  • Certificate of Degree of Indian or Alaskan Native Blood
  • Utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, or government document including check issued within last 60 days and showing your name and address
  • Verification that a voter is committed to the department of human services
  • Verification from county sheriff confirming you are confined in jail or detention facility

Must be unexpired and show photo: 

  • Employee ID issued by US, Colorado, or local government
  • US military or veterans ID
  • Student ID issued by institution of higher education in Colorado



Page Updated: August 2023