Election & Voter Information
Coordinated Elections are those elections that are held in conjunction with other elections (i.e. General and Primary) As of the adoption of the Town of Erie Home Rule Charter, Erie partners with the Town's counties to conduct all elections. Elections are held on the Tuesday following the first Monday in November.
Councilors on the Town Council serve four-year staggered terms.
To view a list of current Councilors visit the Town Council webpage.
- How do I get my ballot?
For all Colorado elections, every registered voter receives a ballot in the mail. Your mail ballot will be sent to the mailing address provided when you registered to vote. If ballots have already been mailed and you wish to register late, same-day voter registration is available at a Voter Service & Polling Center.
To check what address you provided when registering to vote, please visit www.govotecolorado.gov.
If you wish to vote in person, need a replacement ballot, or wish to register after ballots have been mailed, you may do so at a Voter Service & Polling Center. To find your nearest location, please visit www.govotecolorado.gov.
- Where do I vote/turn in my ballot in Erie?
In all Coordinated, General, and Presidential Elections in Colorado, there are three ways you can vote:
- Mail your ballot: Follow the instructions that come with your ballot and put your ballot in the U.S. Mail with proper postage affixed.
- Drop your ballot at a secure location: Voters who would rather not use the mail may drop their ballot at a secure ballot drop box location. Please see ballot drop off locations below for Boulder and Weld counties:
- In-Person at a Polling place: If you wish to vote in-person, you may do so at a voter service and polling center. To find your local polling locations, please visit www.govotecolorado.gov.
- How do I make sure my mail ballot will be counted?
Every valid mail ballot is counted. To be sure your ballot is valid, follow the instructions on the mail ballot envelope. This includes making sure your ballot is signed when it is returned.
For your ballot to be accepted, you must return your ballot no later than 7 p.m. on Election Day (other rules apply if you are a military or overseas voter).
Voters should consider signing up for BallotTrax - a service which will tell you when you ballot has been mailed to you, will alert you when your completed ballot was collected (from a drop-box, the mail, or from an in-person station), and will finally alert you when the ballot has been counted. Visit the Boulder County BallotTrax signup page or the Weld County BallotTrax signup page.
- If I choose not to vote on a candidate or question, will my other votes still be counted?
Yes. If you choose not to vote for a candidate or a ballot question, and your ballot is otherwise valid, the rest of the votes on your ballot will be counted.
- What is difference between the types of elections?
The State of Colorado holds regularly scheduled state General/Coordinated/Presidential Elections every two years. During a typical election year, a Primary Election is held in June, followed by the General election in November. During a Presidential Election year, a Presidential Primary is also held in March.
The purpose of the Primary Election is to nominate candidates from each political party for the November General Election. The candidates who are successful in the Primary Election are placed on the General Election ballot.
A Coordinated Election is one that the county clerk and recorder conducts on behalf of two or more political subdivisions (State, County, Municipality, etc.) that are placing questions on a ballot on the same day in November. Specifically, for a Coordinated Election to take place, the election must:
- Have more than one political subdivision holding an election (state, county, municipality, school district, or special district);
- Take place on the same day in November; and
- The eligible voters either are the same for each election or live in overlapping political subdivision boundaries.
Registering to Vote
In order to vote for Town of Erie candidates and measures, you must be:
- 18 years of age by the day election.
- A resident in the Town of Erie.
- A U.S. citizen.
Online voter registration can be accessed at Go Vote Colorado.