Thursday, October 30, 2008

What Every Colorado Voter Should Know for Election Day

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From the Colorado Democratic Party

The 2008 election is generating enormous interest from voters across Colorado. Based on early voting and Mail-in Ballot receipts, we can expect very high turnout, including a large number of first-time voters, on Election Day.

The Colorado Democratic Party is working closely with election officials in all counties to make sure that all Coloradans who want to vote and are eligible to vote, have their voices heard, their vote counted, and that the integrity of the voting system and the election are protected.

To help anyone who has questions about their polling location or the election process, we have launched our Voter Education Hotline at 877-CO08-VOTE (877-260-8868), and a website,, which serves as a one-stop-shop for any election questions.

To make every Coloradan's voting experience as effortless as possible, we recommend take a couple of easy steps before they go to their polling place:

* Remember, it's always a good idea to check your voter registration. You can check your registration at or by calling 877-CO08-VOTE (877-260-8868).

*Identification is required in order to vote in Colorado, so bring your I.D. to the polls. If you forget to bring one, you are still entitled to vote.

* Any registered voter who meets his or her state's requirements to vote has the right to cast a ballot at the polls on Election Day. While wearing campaign gear is not allowed at the polls, no matter what, your vote cannot be taken away from you. Leave your buttons or t-shirt in the car or at home, take off your button before entering the poll or put a jacket over your T-shirt. You will still be allowed to vote.

*Plan ahead. In addition to voting for president, U.S. Senate, U.S. Representative and state offices, there are several ballot initiatives. Decide how you'll vote before you go to the polls and bring notes, a sample ballot or any other materials that will help you fill out your ballot.

*If you have questions or encounter any Election Day problems, call 877-CO08-VOTE (877-260-8868).
Most important in this most critical election year, this is your opportunity to make your voice heard and your vote counted. Be patient. Take your time. We encourage everyone who is eligible to vote!