The Arc of Larimer County, a nonpartisan organization, would like to remind everyone of the importance of voting – including people with disabilities. We have below basic Larimer County voting information for the 2018 election to make sure that everyone can have their voice heard.
Election day is November 6th, 2018. This means your ballot must be received by 7pm on November 6th to be counted.
The Arc of Larimer County has decided to endorse two ballot measures this fall because of the direct positive impact they will have for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities:
– Amendment 73, which will raise and invest at least an additional $120 million annually into Special Education programs statewide.
– Ballot Issue 1A, which fund a mental and behavioral health facility as well as fund a plan to address mental health needs in rural parts of the county.
Colorado is a vote-by-mail state. This means that everyone registered to vote by October 29th will have their ballot mailed to them. Please note that your voter registration must be current in order to receive your ballot as ballots cannot be forwarded. You can check your voter registration status here. Ballots will be mailed out beginning the week of October 15th.
The Larimer County Clerk and Recorder’s Office has created this instructional video on how to complete and return your ballot:
Mailing your ballot takes some time. You should put your ballot in the mail by October 29th. If you haven’t mailed your ballot by October 29th, then take it to a voting location to drop it off. You can view voting locations here.
If you cannot register to vote before October 29th, then you can go to a voter service and polling center in your county, register to vote, and pick up a ballot.
After you return your ballot by mailing it or dropping it off, you can view the status of your ballot here: https://www.sos.state.co.us/voter/pages/pub/olvr/findVoterReg.xhtml
The Colorado Secretary of State has a webpage with frequently asked questions about voting when you live with a disability. You can view it here.
Still have questions? Call the Larimer County Clerk and Recorder’s Office at (970) 498-7820 or visit http://votelarimer.org