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Who’s heading to the November ballot? Join CoPo for primary results

Author: Mark Harden - June 26, 2018 - Updated: June 26, 2018

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In this 2016 file photo, rolls of stickers in English and Spanish sit on a table for distribution to motorists as they drop off ballots outside the Denver Election Commission headquarters in downtown Denver. (The Associated Press file photo)

Tonight, join us at ColoradoPolitics.com for live coverage as the primary-election results roll in.

The primary will decide who will be on the ballot in November in dozens of statewide, regional and local races.

With Gov. John Hickenlooper leaving office, there’s a crowded field of candidates to succeed him from both major parties, as well as contested primary races for attorney general and state treasurer.

There also are contested primaries for six of Colorado’s seven congressional seats and 18 of its legislative districts.

And for the first time, unaffiliated Coloradans are voting in what promises to be a wild primary — and no one knows for sure what impact they’ll have on the results until after the votes are counted.

After the polls close tonight, visit ColoradoPolitics.com as Joey Bunch, Marianne Goodland, Ernest Luning, Erin Prater and I tell you not only who’s winning, but also what the results mean and what’s ahead in the general election.

We’ll be backed by The Gazette’s award-winning news team, which will focus on Colorado Springs-area races. The Gazette’s Lisa Walton will be blogging on the results.

Stay up to date with our free email news alerts and newsletters; sign up here. And follow us on Twitter and on Facebook.

We hope you’ll join us. And for background on all the key races, check out our Primary Preview special report in our June 8 print edition, or go online here.

If you haven’t voted yet, there’s still time. Here are some last-minute tips:

  • It’s too late to mail your ballot; you must either deliver your ballot to a designated ballot drop-off site or to a voter service and polling center. CLICK HERE to find a site near you.
  • At a ballot drop-off site, you can only drop off your ballot. At a voting service and polling center, you can drop off your ballot and you can also register to vote or update your registration, vote in person, or get a replacement ballot that you can then fill out and drop off.
  • Ballots must be received by 7 p.m. on Tuesday. Ballots received after the deadline will not be counted.
  • If your mail ballot is marked “ID Required,” you must enclose a copy (not the original) of your driver’s license or another accepted form of identification listed here with your mail ballot when you return it. (If your ballot is not marked ID Required, you don’t need to include a copy of your ID.) To vote in person or to register at a voting service and polling center, you will need to bring your ID with you.
  • For the first time, unaffiliated voters can vote in either the Democratic or Republican primary, but not both. If a voter marks and returns both ballots, neither ballot will be counted. So return only one ballot.
  • If you have questions, call the state’s Election Protection hot line at 866-OUR-VOTE | 866-687-8683 (English) or 888-VE-Y-VOTA | 888-839-8682 (Spanish).

Mark Harden

Mark Harden

Mark Harden is managing editor of Colorado Politics. He previously was news director at the Denver Business Journal; city editor, online news editor, state editor, national editor and popular music critic at The Denver Post; and an editor and reporter at newspapers in the Seattle area and San Francisco.