Colorado ID requirements for absentee ballots

Who is eligible for Absentee Voting?
  • Any registered voter of Colorado
  • Colorado citizens who are either temporarily or permanently overseas
  • All active military personnel who are absent from Colorado, including their spouses and voting-age dependents
What Types of ID are required to apply for Absentee Voting?

Identification verification for first-time absentee voters:

  • A valid Colorado driver's license
  • A valid ID card issued by the Department of Revenue
  • A valid U.S. passport
  • A valid employee ID card with photo issued by any entity of the U.S. government, Colorado, or by any political subdivision of Colorado
  • A valid pilot's license issued by the FAA or other authorized agency of the U.S.
  • A valid U.S. military ID card with photo
  • A copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document that shows the name and address of the elector
  • A valid Medicare or Medicaid card
  • A certified copy of a U.S. birth certificate
  • Certified document of naturalization
  • A valid student ID card with photo issued by a Colorado institute of higher education
  • A valid veteran ID card issued by the U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs’ Veterans Health Administration with photograph
  • A valid ID card issued by a federally recognized tribal government certifying tribal membership
  • Verification that a voter is a person committed to the Department of Human Services and confined and eligible to register and vote