On Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019, Ballot Issue 6A lost by approximately 3,700 votes. Learn more at anythinklibraries.org/investing-in-anythinks-future

A quarterly publication from Anythink Libraries Archive • Subscribe Digital edition • View magazine edition

Adams County, Colorado: A Voter's Guide

What you need to know to cast your vote

Citizens across the country will soon make their voices heard and decide the next President of the United States of America, in addition to a number of other measures, referendums and elected officials. While the official ballot won’t be made public until Sept. 26, here’s what you need to know about casting your vote in Adams County.

Eligibility

To register to vote in Adams County, you must:

  • Be 18 years of age or older at the time of the next election;
  • Be a United States citizen;
  • Have resided in Colorado 22 days immediately before the election at which you intend to vote; and
  • Not be serving a sentence of confinement, detention, or parole for a felony conviction.

Register to vote

If you meet all of the eligibility requirements, your next step is registration. You can register in Adams County through the presidential Election Day – Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016.

By mail or online: Visit govotecolorado.com at least eight days before the election to register, check your registration or update your registration.

Voter registration drive: Submit your information to a voter registration drive at least 22 days before the election.

In person: Visit a voter service and polling center through Election Day.

In-person registration is also offered at:

  • Any Colorado Department of Motor Vehicle office when you apply for or update a driver’s license;
  • All offices that provide public assistance, including offices that provide state-funded programs primarily engaged in providing services to persons with disabilities; and
  • Recruitment offices of the armed forces of the United States.

Voter Services and Polling Center locations in Adams County

  • Adams County Economic Development, 12200 N. Pecos St.,
  • Westminster, 80234
  • Adams County Government Center, 4420 S. Adams County Pkwy.,
  • Brighton, 80601
  • Adams County Sheriff’s Office Substation, 4201 E. 72nd Ave.,
  • Commerce City, 80022
  • Anythink Wright Farms, 5877 E. 120th Ave., Thornton, 80602
  • Aurora Workforce Center, 3155 N. Chambers Rd., Unit C, Aurora, 80102
  • Bennett Community Center, 1100 W. Colfax Ave., Bennett, 80102
  • Westminster Motor Vehicle, 8452 N. Federal Blvd., Westminster, 80301

Voting day

Vote in person on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016, at any of one of the above polling centers or at other temporary polling center locations – including Anythink Wright Farms – throughout the county. Likewise, you can drop off your ballot at an additional 14 locations located throughout the county. For a list of drop-off sites, visit co.adams.co.us.

Get involved

Interested in serving your community this election season? If you’re at least 18 years old, you can serve as an election judge on Election Day. This volunteer position helps officiate responsible and orderly voting at your local precinct.

Future politcos: If you’re passionate about the political process, but not quite old enough to vote, you can still volunteer. High school juniors and seniors that are at least 16 years old and in good standing at their school can submit an application to serve as an official Student Election Judge on Election Day.

Call 720-523-6500 or email adams.elections@adcogov.org for more information on how you can get involved.

Adams County by the numbers

As of July 2016, there are 216,947 total registered voters in Adams County:

  • 76,719 total unaffiliated voters (37%)
  • 79,971 registered Democrats (36%)
  • 57,361 registered Republicans (25%)
  • 2,896 registered minor/third parties (1%)

Looking to the past

Let’s take a look at how Adams County has voted in previous presidential elections:

2012

  • 177,945 total votes cast
  • Votes for Democratic Party candidate Barack Obama: 56.9%
  • Votes for Republican Party candidate Mitt Romney: 40.12%
  • Votes for Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson: 1.36%
  • All other party candidate and write-in votes totaled less than 1% per candidate.

2008

  • 160,499 total votes cast
  • Votes for Democratic Party candidate Barack Obama: 58.22%
  • Votes for Republican Party candidate John McCain: 39.86%
  • All other party candidate and write-in votes totaled less than 1% per candidate.