Colorado voters should be receiving their mail-in ballots this week if they haven't already, but those who don't get one when they think they should can take steps to ensure they do, the Colorado County Clerks Association says.
To help, that group has created a simple website to instruct voters on what they can do to cast ballots for the election.
Called MyColoradoVote.com, the association has created three "easy steps" they can do to vote.
"MyColoradoVote.com explains the three simple steps required to vote in Colorado, and includes all of the tools people will need in order to take part in this fall's elections," said Donetta Davidson, executive director of the association. "MyColoradoVote.com also includes links to clerks' offices throughout the state, and tools to locate their nearest ballot drop-off site and voter service and polling center, so that Colorado can make certain their votes are counted."
The first step the website uses is a link to the Colorado Secretary of State's Office to allow voters to register to vote if they haven't already, which they can do all the way up to Election Day on Nov. 4.
The second step instructs them to check their mailboxes and reminds voters to sign their ballots before mailing them back. It includes an interactive mapping program that allows voters to locate drop-off boxes, early voting centers or their local county clerk's office.
It also reminds voters that they can vote in person at a voting center or clerk's office.
The third step links to the secretary of state's GoVoteColorado.com website that allows voters to check their registrations and see if a ballot has been sent to them.
That website also identifies voter service and polling centers for individual voters, and what districts those voters are in. It also has a sample ballot individually tailored for where those specific voters live.
Davidson said a new law approved by the Colorado Legislature last year modernized the state's election system, which called for such things as same-day voter registration and all mail-in ballots.
The site also includes a clock that counts down to the last second voters can cast a ballot.
"Colorado's county clerks are dedicated to getting voters the information they need in order to participate in our democratic process," Davidson said. "MyColoradoVote.com is our latest step toward making voting as seamless as possible for people across the state."