Election Day FAQ: The answers to your last-minute questions

9NEWS @ 9. 11/7/2016

KUSA - Leading up to Election Day, we at 9NEWS get lots of questions from lots of people about last-minute voting needs.

We decided to take them to state election official Judd Choate to get answers.

This story is part of the 9NEWS voter guide

Q: If I mailed in my ballot how can I ensure it’s been received and counted?
A: Visit www.govotecolorado.com. Once you enter your personal information (name, date of birth, zip code). It will take you to your voter profile where you can find out the exact status of your ballot.

Q: Do I need to turn my ballot into a drop box located in my home county?
A: Technically no. The state prefers you do that, but counties exchange ballots that aren’t theirs so they can be accounted for properly.

Q: If I show up to vote in person do I need to bring my mailed ballot with me?
A: No. If you show up in person you will need to provide proper identification (driver’s license or state ID). Once at a polling station you can submit either a paper or electronic ballot provided to you.

Q: Can I still mail my ballot tomorrow through the postal service, and if I do will it still be counted?
A: No. Some states (i.e. Oregon, California) count ballots stamped by 7 p.m. on election day, even if they are received days later. In Colorado if your ballot is not received or in a drop box by 7 p.m. it will not be counted.

Q: If I show up to vote but there is a line, will I still be able to vote if the 7 p.m. deadline passes?
A: Yes. As long as you are in line at 7 p.m. you will be allowed to vote. If you get into line at 7:01 p.m. you will be turned away. Polling stations open at 7 a.m. while drop boxes are open 24/7 until Tuesday night at 7 p.m.

Q: If I already mailed in my ballot but want an ‘I Voted’ sticker on election day how do I get one?
A: If you go to a polling location and tell the election official there you already voted they will be more than happy to give you one.

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