Tuesday, May 7, is election day in Denver, when voters will get to vote for a new (or perhaps incumbent) mayor, a slew of new (or perhaps incumbent) Denver City Council members, and ballot initiatives that would essentially overturn the urban camping ban and decriminalize psilocybin.
Here are some last-minute pointers for Denver voters who are still working on their ballots.
Where can you submit your ballot?
Drop off your ballot at one of the city's 28 24-hour drop boxes or at one of seven voting centers, which are open today, May 6, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and tomorrow from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. For folks who aren't interested in leaving their cars, the centers have drive-thrus.
Find your closest voting center at this link.
Do not mail your ballot!
Your vote will not be counted if you mail in your ballot, since it won't arrive at the Denver Elections Division before the 7 p.m. cut off tomorrow.
If you've lost your ballot, you can still vote.
Show up at one of the seven voting centers, confess and get a replacement ballot.
You can still vote, even if you're not yet registered.
Register today or tomorrow at one of the city's seven voting centers. All you'll need is proof that you've been a resident for at least 22 days and a valid form of ID.
Results will start to roll out at 7 p.m. May 7.
Just after voting ends, the Denver Elections Division will begin releasing unofficial returns, with new information coming at 8:30, 10 and 11:30 p.m.
Still unsure about how you're going to vote? Check out our election coverage to help you decide.
Find our interviews with mayoral candidates, deep dives on both ballot initiatives and more on the city's priorities under Mayor Michael Hancock through this link.
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