29th September 2020
Changes to the polling center include moving the polling center for the Denver elections, using an arena, returning to schools, and leaving police stations
DENVER – The Denver Electoral Department will have new polling centers to increase capacity to accommodate all voters who are required to vote in person during the upcoming election.
Denver will have 10 more polling centers than in 2016 and six more polling centers than in 2018. In addition, there are 22 hours more time available for early voting than in 2016 and 2018.
“We are still encouraging voters to use our contactless voting options after they complete their ballot papers, either by dropping them off in one of our 38 24-hour ballot boxes or via a drive-through levy. “Said Denver Clerk and Recorder Paul López. “However, we want to make sure Denver voters know that personal options are available and that they are using the same safeguards that we will use for the March 30 elections.
Due to the expected high turnout and three-card vote in Denver, the Denver Elections Division voting center will be relocated one block north to the McNichols Building in Civic Center Park so that the entire Denver Elections building can be used for voting.
The Pepsi Center will be used for voting for the first time ever, and a partnership with Denver Public Schools means voting will return at some strategically placed schools as the final voting day, November 3rd, approaches.
The following schools are used as voting centers: Abraham Lincoln High School; East high school; George Washington High School; Hamilton Middle School, Montbello Campus; Morey Middle School and South High School.
Due to a change in law preventing voting in police stations that are not housed in multi-purpose buildings, the Denver Police Department District 3 station will no longer serve as a polling center, but a 24-hour ballot drop-off box will still be available this and future elections.
The full list of voting centers can be found at denvervotes.org/voterinfo or on the ballot papers that voters will receive in the mail after October 9th.
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