This story is part of the 9NEWS voter guide

Election Day is fast approaching. Here is what you need to know to prepare to flawlessly execute your civic duty:

Good news for procrastinators: Colorado voters can register to vote up until Election Day.

  • If you don't want to wait that long (and have a Colorado license), you can register online:
  • If you don't have a Colorado ID, there is a form you can fill out and return in-person or via mail to your local county clerk:

Unsure if you're registered? This site will let you know your last recorded address, party affiliation and polling places:

Absentee voting is limited to U.S. citizens who are at least 18 and do not currently live in their voting residence.

  • Absentee ballot voting begins in Oct. 17.
  • Voted ballots are due by the close of polls on Election Day.

Need a ballot? Request one here:

Trying to avoid the crowds on Election Day? Vote early and get it over with.

  • Early voting starts on Oct. 24. and ends on Nov. 7.
  • Polling place hours of operation vary, so double check with your chosen location.

Not every polling place participates in early voting, so be sure to check to see where your early polling place is.

The 2016 general election is more than just Trump vs. Clinton. Along with the presidential race, there are several contested local elections. Other races that may be on your ballot (depending on district) are below:

  • U.S. Senate
  • U.S. House
  • District Attorney
  • Regent of the University of Colorado (State and Districts 1 and 4)
  • Board of Education (Districts 3,5 and 6)
  • State Senate (Districts 4, 8, 10, 12, 17, 18, 19, 21, 23, 25-29, 31, 33, 35)
  • State House
  • Regional Transportation District (Districts A, D, E, F, G, H, I, M)

If you're already registered to vote, you can find out what your district is here:

Election Day is November 8. Polls that Tuesday are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

  • Acceptable forms of ID include a valid Colorado driver’s license, a valid U.S. passport, a certified copy of a U.S. birth certificate and many more:
  • There is more than one polling place for voters. To find the places that would fit you best, enter your information here and scroll down to "Voter service and polling center"

Still got questions about registration? We anticipated that: