Ernest LuningErnest LuningOctober 27, 20174min1224

Voters over age 60 are casting their ballots at a fast clip, accounting for almost 60 percent of the total ballots returned through Thursday morning, according to Colorado election officials. With 12 days until Election Day — and just five days until the U.S. Postal Service and Colorado secretary of state's office recommend mailing ballots to ensure they're received in time — county clerks reported receiving 236,367 ballots. That total includes ballots received at 24-hour drop-off locations around the state, those cast at vote centers and those sent by mail.

Joey BunchJoey BunchMarch 20, 20173min291
Colorado ranked fourth in the nation in voter turnout last November, according to a new report called “America Goes to the Polls” by Nonprofit VOTE, a consortium of nonprofit organizations. “Colorado’s 72.1 percent finished behind Minnesota’s 74.8 percent, Maine’s 72.8 percent and New Hampshire’s 72.5 percent.” Nonprofit vote cited Colorado’s mail voting system, same-day voter registration and […]

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Mike McKibbinMike McKibbinDecember 1, 201611min422

Colorado voters turned out at higher rates than all but two other states in the Nov. 8 general election, with most credit given to mail-in ballots. The 2016 general election was the first presidential election year with mail-in ballots used across Colorado, which had more than 71 percent of voters mark and return their ballots. Only Minnesota, with 74 percent, and New Hampshire, at 73 percent, were higher, according to figures from the United States Elections Project, an online information source that provides election statistics, electoral laws, research reports and other information regarding the U.S. electoral system. The national voter turnout average was 58 percent.


Paula NoonanPaula NoonanNovember 1, 20164min388

As it turns out, the 2016 general election in Colorado will probably follow the recent trends of presidential election cycles, with two exceptions that may help Republicans hold the state Senate. The most important numbers to watch are ballot returns. As of time of publication, Democrats have turned in more ballots than Republicans. That’s especially bad news for Republicans in several close state Senate races and for U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman in his run against state Sen. Morgan Carroll.