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Colorado ballot count doubles in a week as Election Day nears

Posted at 10:51 AM, Nov 05, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-06 14:49:01-05
The total number of ballots returned in the 2018 midterms more than doubled in a week with more than 1.5 million voters in Colorado casting their ballot.

DENVER – With two days left to vote in the 2018 midterm elections, Colorado voters have more than doubled the total number of ballots returned since last Monday at more than 1.5 million according to the latest data released by the Colorado Secretary of State.

If the election were held today, that would represent a statewide turnout of 46 percent. In El Paso County, the 170,519 ballots returned so far represent a 44 percent turnout. In Pueblo County turnout is closer to 39 percent with 38,049 total ballots returned.

Broken down by party, Democrats now hold a 4,702 ballot lead over Republicans. The numbers also suggest that voters who register with the two major parties have been more eager to get their ballots returned than unaffiliated voters. Turnout among Republican voters is at 53 percent compared with 52 percent for Democratic voters. Around 37 percent of Unaffiliated voters have returned their ballots so far.

These turnout percentages were calculated using the most recent voter registration data provided by the Colorado Secretary of State’s Office as of October 1, 2018.