Election 2018Hot Sheet

PRIMARY 2018: Colorado votes by the numbers

Author: Mark Harden - June 29, 2018 - Updated: June 28, 2018

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Election judge Lelia Odom picks up a tray as judges organize primary election ballots for counting as they arrive at the Denver Elections Division headquarters June 26 in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Here’s a look at key voting statistics from the June primaries as reported by Secretary of State Wayne Williams (vote totals as of early Thursday).

Total ballots returned: 1,173,563

Ballots cast by Democrats: 468,403

Ballots cast by Republicans: 414,375

Ballots cast by unaffiliated voters: 290,785

Ballots cast by women: 627,480

Ballots cast by men: 538,562

Ballots cast by voters of unknown gender: 7,521

Democratic ballots cast by women: 362,631

Republican ballots cast by women: 250,985

Democratic ballots cast by men: 264,268

Republican ballots cast by men: 259,666

Democratic ballots case by unaffiliated voters: 163,493

Republican ballots case by unaffiliated voters: 98,334

Ballots cast by women ages 18-25: 28,384

Ballots cast by women ages 26-40: 95,650

Ballots cast by women ages 41-60: 203,341

Ballots cast by women ages 61-70: 159,286

Ballots cast by women ages 71 and over: 140,819

Ballots cast by men ages 18-25: 25,034

Ballots cast by men ages 26-40: 81,480

Ballots cast by men ages 41-60: 175,868

Ballots cast by men ages 61-70: 137,552

Ballots cast by men ages 71 and over: 118,628

Ratio that party-affiliated women ages 26-40 voted Democratic over Republican: 50,042 to 17,745.

Ratio that party-affiliated men ages 71 and older voted Republican over Democratic: 56,573 to 37,698.

Ratio of Democrats to Republicans who voted in Denver County: 92,776 to 18,877

Ratio of Democrats to Republicans who voted in Boulder County: 50,736 to 13,108

Ratio of Democrats to Republicans who voted in Pueblo County: 16,306 to 9,385

Ratio of Republicans to Democrats who voted in El Paso County: 72,709 to 34,580

Ratio of Republicans to Democrats who voted in Douglas County: 34,266 to 19,367

Ratio of Republicans to Democrats who voted in Mesa County: 17,799 to 8,278

Highest percentage of the vote in a contested party primary by a congressional candidate: Diana DeGette, Democrat, 1st District, 68.27%

Second highest percentage of the vote in a contested party primary by a congressional candidate: Jason Crow, Democrat, 6th District, 65.94%

Third highest percentage of the vote in a contested party primary by a congressional candidate: Joe Neguse, Democrat, 2nd District, 65.82%

Highest percentage of the vote in a contested party primary by a state Senate candidate: Beth Harz, Democrat, 2nd District, 74.0%

Second highest percentage of the vote in a contested party primary by a state Senate candidate: Ray Scott, Republican, 7th District, 64.09%

Third highest percentage of the vote in a contested party primary by a state Senate candidate: Julie Gonzales, Democrat, 34th District, 63.78%

Note: The figures above are for mailed or dropped-off ballots. An additional 13,543 people voted in person at a a Voter Service and Polling Center, including 9,647 Democrats and 3,896 Republicans.

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.