Action Request - Regarding delivery of your mail ballot

Official Elections Correspondence -- Boulder County, Colorado

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Due to the potential U.S. withdraw from the Universal Postal Union and your status as an overseas or military voter, we urge you to update your voter registration for secure electronic ballot delivery. See below for complete details and directions.


NOTE: This may be the 2nd email you are receiving on this issue, or if we do not have an email on file, this is our attempt to reach you via text message.

Our records reflect that you are a Military and/or Overseas Voter (UOCAVA), with a permanent residence in Boulder County.


A pending international postal dispute may interfere with or disrupt our ability to send you, and your ability to timely return, a mail ballot by postal delivery for Colorado’s November 5, 2019 Coordinated Election. 


The United States government has announced its intent to withdraw from the Universal Postal Union (UPU) in mid-October 2019. The UPU is an agreement among countries to receive and deliver international mail. If the United States withdraws, the country in which you are located may not deliver the mail ballot packet that we send, or timely return your voted ballot to our office.


Colorado law allows for military and overseas voters to receive and return ballots electronically.

Please take the following steps as soon as possible if you wish to request electronic ballot delivery for this election:


If you remain a Military OR Overseas Voter (see requirements below):

Please visit to update/verify your registration address, update/add an email address, and then specific in your registration record that you prefer to receive voting materials by email. 


This will allow us to deliver and receive your ballot electronically. Given the current situation, we highly recommend that you take this step to include an email and choose to receive your ballot in this manner. You may always change this preference at a later date.


If you are no longer absent from Colorado due to military service or being overseas, please update your registration at with your current Colorado address.


If you have moved to another state, please withdraw your registration at and then go to to take steps to register in your new home state. Withdrawing in Colorado and registering in your new state helps keep voter records accurate nationwide.


Note: If you no longer have a Colorado driver’s license or have any issue with accessing and/or completing the information on the website, then you may 1) complete the Federal Postcard Application online at and email the form to or 2) Contact our office at this email or (303) 413-7796.


Additional information for Uniformed and/or Overseas (UOCAVA) voters can be found at the Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP) website (


Thank you for your attention to this matter.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me at (303) 413-7796 (Mon-Fri  8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. MT) /



Kalsang Lhamo, (UOCAVA Liaison)

Boulder County Elections Division

2019 Election Dates

October 14
Ballots Sent to Voters  

October 28
Voter Service & Polling Centers open for voters who need or prefer to vote in person

November 5
Election Day
Last day to vote in person or return your mail ballot

UOCAVA Status Requirements

You qualify as a Uniformed and/or Overseas Voter (UOCAVA) if you are:

  • On active duty in the uniformed services or merchant marine.
  • An eligible spouse or dependent of a service member.
  • Active National Guard member on State orders.
  • A U.S. citizen residing outside the S.