Colorado’s Online Voter Registration System Reaches Over 2 Million Transactions

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DENVER, June 12, 2019 — Since the debut of the online voter registration system (OLVR) in 2010, Coloradans have made more than 2.4 million transactions using the system. This number includes registration updates like changes in party affiliation or address, new registrations, and withdrawals. 

In 2010, Colorado became the fourth state to allow online voter registration after a law was passed during the 2009 legislative session. According to the National Conference of State Legislatures, as of 2018, 37 states and the District of Columbia have online voter registration. Under former Secretary Bernie Buescher, the Secretary of State’s office implemented the online voter registration program. Online voter registration, along with same-day voter registration and automatic voter registration, helps make Colorado’s election system one of the most accessible for eligible voters in the country. 

“Colorado has been a leader in ensuring access to elections for eligible voters. The fact that our online voter registration system has been used over 2 million times shows how accessibility is key to higher voter participation, and accurate and secure voter rolls,” said Secretary Jena Griswold. 

Voters have used OLVR to update their registration 2,000,054 times. In addition to that, 416,731 Coloradans have used OLVR to register for the first time in Colorado. That means there has been a combined 2,416,785 transactions since its rollout in 2010. 

Coloradans who need to register to vote or update their registration can visit Additional voter registration data is available here.


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