2022 Primary Election
- Important Dates
- Locations & Dates / Casting a Ballot
- Sample Ballots & Notices
- Register to Vote or Update Your Record
- Primary Elections FAQ
IMPORTANT DATES - 2022 PRIMARY ELECTION IN SUMMIT COUNTY, COLORADO
Logic & Accuracy Testing: The "LAT" occurred Wednesday, May 18, 2022 at 9:00am at the Old County Courthouse in Breckenridge. Representatives from both major political parties were present to witness the testing of the equipment used at Voter Service Polling Centers to cast paper ballots, as well as the equipment used to tabulate ballots. For information about the 2022 Primary LAT from May 18, call County Clerk & Recorder Kathy Neel directly (970) 453-3471.
Ballots Mailed to Military & Overseas Voters: Ballots were transmitted according to the voter’s indicated method (Mail/Email/Fax) before the statutory deadline of Saturday, May 14, 2022. Please email UOCAVA@summitcountyco.gov if you are a UOCAVA voter and require assistance.
Ballots Mailed to Active, Registered Voters: Non-military/non-overseas voters will begin receiving ballots the week of Monday, June 6, 2022. Ballots may be obtained and cast until 7:00pm Election Day. *Remember: the County Clerk has to be in possession of the ballot by 7:00pm on Election Day. Postmarked ballots that are not in possession of the County Clerk by 7:00pm Election Day will not be counted (UOCAVA Voters excepted).
Early In-Person Voting: Begins Monday, June 20, 2022 in Breckenridge only. Click on the "How to Cast Your Vote" for specific dates and times. Note: Early and Election Day Voter Service Polling Center is the South Branch Library located at 103 South Harris Street in Breckenridge.
Last Day to Receive a Ballot by Mail: Monday, June 20, 2022
Election Day: Tuesday, June 28, 2022
VOTE EARLY - VOTE BY MAIL
There are many ways to return your Mail Ballot. Once you’ve voted, placed your ballot into the secrecy sleeve that is provided to you within your ballot packet, and seal the return envelope. Finally, sign and date the back of your return envelope and you’re ready to return your ballot.
- Affix postage to return envelope and place your ballot in the mail
- Drop off your ballot at any Summit County 24-hour ballot drop box (5 locations in Summit County, listed below)
- Drop off your ballot to any Summit County VSPC on Election Day from 7:00am-7:00pm
24-HOUR BALLOT DROP BOXES
24-hour Ballot Drop Box locations are not the same as Voter Service Polling Center locations. 24-Hour Ballot Drop Boxes will be opened the week of June 6, 2022 and closed promptly at 7:00PM on Election Day (Tuesday, June 28, 2022)
- SILVERTHORNE: Summit County North Branch Library: 651 Center Circle
- FRISCO: Summit County Commons: 0037 Peak One Drive
- FRISCO: Town Hall: 1 Main Street
- BRECKENRIDGE: Summit County Old Courthouse: 208 East Lincoln Avenue
- DILLON: Town Hall: 275 Lake Dillon Drive
COUNTY CLERK’S OFFICE BALLOT REPLACEMENT & DROP-OFF
Save wait time in our office, call the Elections Division at (970) 453-3479 to arrange pickup for a replacement ballot, or after June 20, visit the Early Voter Service Polling Center at 103 South Harris Street in Breckenridge (South Branch Library) to vote in person or receive a replacement ballot. Voters may also simply walk in during business hours for a replacement ballot, but prepare for a wait as staff prepare your ballot packet for you and other voters who walk in.
VOTER SERVICE POLLING CENTER ELECTION DAY DROP OFF
Didn’t get to the Post Office, Early Voter Service Polling Center in Breckenridge, or one of the 24-hour drop boxes? Absolutely must have that "I Voted" sticker to wear all day? We understand and are here for you! On Election Day, swing by whichever Summit County Voter Service Polling Center is convenient for you with your Summit County ballot. VSPCs are open between 7:00AM and 7:00PM on Election Day.
EARLY IN-PERSON VOTING
Didn’t receive your Mail Ballot? New to Colorado? You can register to vote, update an existing voter record and cast your vote at a Voter Service Polling Center before Election Day. Note: you do not need to vote at the nearest polling center to your residence, but voters are required to vote within the COUNTY they reside in. The only location available for Early Voting is the Breckenridge VSPC, located at the South Branch Library at 103 South Harris Street, Breckenridge, CO 80424
The Early Voter Service Polling Center in Breckenridge will be open the following dates/times:
- Monday, June 20 through Friday, June 24, 2022 8:00am-5:00pm
- Saturday Early Voting Day: June 25, 2022 8:00am-12:00pm (4 hours)
- Monday, June 27, 2022 between 8:00am-5:00pm
- Early Voting & Voter Services are not available on any Sunday
ELECTION DAY IN-PERSON VOTING
Didn’t receive your Mail Ballot?
Register to Vote, Update an Existing Voter Record, and Vote on Election Day at the below listed Voter Service Polling Center locations in Summit County. Note: you do not need to vote at the nearest polling center to your residence, but voters are required to vote within the COUNTY they reside in.
Election Day for the 2022 Primary Election is Tuesday, June 28, 2022
Summit County Voter Service Polling Centers (3) will be open from 7:00am to 7:00pm on Election Day
Voter Service Polling Center (VSPC) Locations open on Election Day:
BRECKENRIDGE: SOUTH BRANCH LIBRARY
103 SOUTH HARRIS STREET
FRISCO: COMMUNITY & SENIOR CENTER
83 NANCY’S PLACE
SILVERTHORNE: SILVERTHORNE PAVILION
400 BLUE RIVER PARKWAY
REGISTER TO VOTE ONLINE THROUGH THE COLORADO SECRETARY OF STATE
Register to vote -or- view or update your existing record online: Secretary of State’s website.
In order to vote, you must be a:
- United States Citizen
- 18 years or older on or before election day
- Colorado resident for at least 22 days before the election
To register, voters must:
- Complete and sign a Colorado Voter Registration Form (see below for form link, or register online at www.GoVoteColorado.gov)
- Furnish an acceptable form of Identification
REGISTER/UPDATE YOUR RECORD WITH A PAPER FORM
WITHDRAWAL/CANCELLATION OF REGISTRATION
Primary Elections in Colorado
What is the difference between a primary and a general election?
The State of Colorado holds regularly scheduled state elections every two years; during non-Presidential Election years, sometimes called "Midterms", a state Primary Election in June and a General Election in November. The nominated candidates from each party's primary ballot will be placed on the November General Election ballot. The winner of the November General Election will hold office.
Who can vote in a Primary Election?
During either the June primary:
How old do I have to be in order to vote in a primary election?
Every individual who is 18 years of age by Election Day (June 28, 2022) is eligible to vote in the Primary election.
Are parties required to allow unaffiliated voters to participate in their primary election?
Major parties are required to allow unaffiliated voters to vote in their primary election. Minor parties, on the other hand, may refuse to allow unaffiliated voters to vote in their primary.
Does voting in a party's primary as an unaffiliated voter mean that I am joining that party?
No. An unaffiliated voter who votes in a party's primary will remain unaffiliated. However, the primary that you vote in will be a public record (but not how you voted).
I am an unaffiliated voter. Why did I get two ballots sent to me during a primary?
Most unaffiliated voters will receive the ballots of both major political parties during a primary election. This allows an unaffiliated voter to choose which party's primary they will vote in. Unaffiliated voters may only return one party's ballot. Returning two voted ballots will result in neither ballot counting.
How do I vote in a minor party's primary election if I am unaffiliated?
You have two options:
Keep in mind that the minor party you select may not hold an election or may not allow unaffiliated voters to participate in their election.