Written by Kim Tenure, Associate Director of I/DD Policy
In case you haven’t noticed, the election season is in full swing. This year, Developmental Pathways wants to encourage our entire community to register and vote!
Over the next few weeks leading up to the election, we’ll be sharing resources to help you get registered to vote, check the status of your registration, make a plan to vote, learn about your voting rights, and explain what’s on the ballot.
To help us better support you, we’ve developed a quick survey to understand your questions, concerns, and interests. Please take a few minutes to complete the survey. Thank you!
Register to Vote! Or Double Check/Update Your Registration
Voter requirements vary by state. To vote in Colorado, you must meet the following criteria:
- Be over the age of 18.
- Be a U.S. Citizen and Colorado resident.
- Not be incarcerated or serving a sentence for a felony conviction.
To receive a mail ballot, you must register in advance. Visit www.govotecolorado.gov to register. This site is also where you can check on your registration or make any changes, like updating your address if you moved. The deadline to register to vote or make changes and still receive a mail ballot is October 26. In Colorado, you can register and vote in person up until 7 p.m. on Election Day.
Voting is about making a choice. We want to empower all people to choose to be heard, which is especially true for people with disabilities. You can ask for help in the registration process, and in Colorado, you can vote if you have a guardian or other legal decision-maker.
Our mission at Developmental Pathways is to enrich the lives of people with developmental disabilities/delays by partnering to provide expertise, support, and advocacy in their pursuit of a meaningful life. Voting is one way people with disabilities participate and shape their communities. We look forward to connecting with you to advocate for our community.