Sep 29, 2020
Vote Center Changes Include Moving Denver Elections Vote Center, Using an Arena, Returning to Schools and Departing Police Stations
DENVER – The Denver Elections Division will have new vote center locations available to increase capacity in order to accommodate any voters who need to vote in person during the upcoming election.
Denver will have 10 more vote centers than in 2016 and six more vote centers than in 2018. There will also be an additional 22 hours of early voting available than there were in 2016 and 2018.
“We are still encouraging voters to take advantage of our contactless vote options after they fill out their ballots, either by dropping them in one of our 38 24-Hour Ballot Drop-Off Boxes or via a drive-through ballot-drop-off,” Denver Clerk and Recorder Paul López said. “However, we want ensure Denver voters know that in-person options are available and using the same safety measures that we had for the June 30th election, including physical distancing, sanitized equipment and disposable masks available for voters who may have forgotten theirs.”
Due to anticipated high voter turnout and Denver’s three-card ballot, the Denver Elections Division main office vote center will move one block north to the McNichols Building in Civic Center Park so that the entire Denver Elections building can be utilized for ballot processing.
The Pepsi Center will be used for voting for the first time ever, and a partnership with Denver Public Schools means voting will return to a few strategically placed schools as the last day to vote, November 3, approaches.
The following schools will be used as vote centers: Abraham Lincoln High School; East High School; George Washington High School; Hamilton Middle School, the Montbello Campus; Morey Middle School and South High School.
Due to a change in state law that discourages voting in police stations that are not housed in multipurpose buildings, Denver Police Department District 3 station will no longer serve as a vote center but will still have a 24-hour Ballot Drop-Off Box available for this and future elections.
The full list of vote center locations can be found at denvervotes.org/voterinfo or in the ballot packets voters will receive in the mail after October 9.