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Yes, that text from the Secretary of State's Office is legit.

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Many Arapahoe County voters will soon receive texts and/or emails from BallotTrax, a digital service from the Colorado Secretary of State’s Office that allows voters to track their ballot status during elections.  

The first message will be sent around December 25 to voters who registered to vote or updated their registration between September 2023 and the present, informing them they have been automatically registered for the service. The second message (to be sent around December 30) reminds voters to verify or update their voter registration file at to ensure they receive their mail ballots for the March Presidential Primary Election.  

The Secretary of State’s Office sent similar messages before the 2023 election, alarming some voters who suspected the messages were spam.  

Arapahoe County Elections’ Voter Services staff remind voters that: 

  • These texts and emails are legitimate, despite using a URL-shortened link (such links sometimes indicate phishing or spam links). 

  • Each message contains a link to the BallotTrax website, where voters can unsubscribe from the alerts if they wish to do so. 

  • Voters who have moved out of state can cancel their voter registration at this link to stop receiving messages and alerts. 

BallotTrax is popular with Colorado voters, allowing real-time notifications when ballots are mailed to voters, and received and counted by their county clerk’s office. To register for BallotTrax or update your notification preferences, go to