Whom and what to vote for may be important decisions on election night, but they’re not the only choices voters will have to make Nov. 7.
First, they have to find a polling place. There are two polling places on CU’s campus and one in Williams Village. Libby Hall, Kittredge Commons and Darley Commons in Will Vill will all have areas set up to cast votes.
Voters have many other polling places to choose from in Boulder and the surrounding community. A complete listing of registered polling places can be foundhere.
A new state law requires identification to cast a vote. Voters must provide one of the following to receive a ballot:
– Colorado driver’s license
– ID card issued by the Colorado Department of Revenue
– Current U.S. passport
– Employee picture ID, issued by any federal, state or local government entity or other Colorado political subdivision
– Pilot’s license issued by the FAA or other U.S. authorized agency
– U.S. military ID with picture on it
– Copy of a current (no more than 60 days old) utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck or other government document that shows the name and address of the elector on it
– Medicare or Medicaid card
– Certified birth certificate issued in the U.S.
– Certified documentation of naturalization
After voters has provide identification and sign in, they need to decide whether to use a traditional paper ballot or use the new electronic “e-slate” machine. Once that decision has been made, the actual voting can take place.
If using the traditional paper ballot, voters are encouraged to be careful to completely fill in the box next to the candidate of choice. If a mistake is made, are allowed up to two replacement ballots from a poll worker. However, if a mistake is made on the third ballot, the voter will not be given another.
Visit www.thecampuspress.com for up to the minute election results on the evening of Nov. 7.