Denver Elections Kicks Off State Primary with Ballot Drop

Published on June 05, 2024

The State Primary Election is on Tuesday, June 25. Over 438,000 ballots were mailed out to Democratic, Republican, and Unaffiliated voters today, Monday, June 3. Voters will have the opportunity to make their voices heard on several state offices, including the 2nd Judicial District Attorney, United States Congressional seats, State Senate, and State House of Representatives. The Denver Elections Division encourages voters to keep an eye out for their ballots, which will begin arriving this week, and to get their ballots in early.

With 44 drop boxes opened today and available to voters 24 hours, there is no need to wait until June 25 to vote. The boxes are strategically placed across the city, giving residents easy access to drop their ballots when it’s convenient. Our office encourages voters to fill out and drop their ballots in one of our boxes soon after receiving them. Ballots deposited in our drop boxes are collected by bipartisan ballot security teams daily. 

The in-person voter service and polling center at the Webb Building will open on June 10, with the remaining 11 in-person voter service and polling centers across the city opening on June 17. These locations are also able to assist with voter registration, lost ballots, or voting mistakes.  

The Denver Elections Division is excited to be utilizing Pocketalk for the first time ever in this election. Pocketalk is a translation device which can translate up to 84 languages in real-time. “Language access is a big priority for my office. Regardless of what language you speak, you should have the ability to be involved the democratic process of voting if you’re eligible,” says Clerk Paul López. All in-person voter service and polling centers will have a device available to assist non-English speaking voters. 

As a reminder, only voters registered with the Republican and Democratic Parties, and Unaffiliated voters not registered with any major or minor party, will receive ballots. Those voters who are registered with minor parties will not receive a ballot in the State Primary Election. The Denver Elections Division also reminds Unaffiliated voters to vote only one ballot. If both are returned, neither will count.

Residents can visit to find their nearest drop box or voter service and polling site, register to vote, and update their voter registration.