COLORADO SPRINGS- The Colorado Secretary of State has released the very latest numbers on ballots returned for the mid-term election. While some County Clerks believe this election to be historic for an off Presidential election year, strong numbers so far for people who have returned their ballots. And we have heard repeatedly that although you can’t mail your ballot back any longer, the sooner you drop it off, the better, because it’s going to be crazy busy on election day. Drop off locations, by the way, are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on November 6th, and remember you can still register and vote on election day.
So, now to the numbers. Right now, 1.1. million people across Colorado have returned their ballots. And breaking down the numbers, some interesting trends. First, women across Colorado have cast more ballots than men. 563,685 for female voters to 528,652 for men.And breaking it down by party, more interesting trends. female Democrats have cast nearly 40,000 more ballots than Republican women, while Republican men, in turn, have cast about 40,000 more votes than men who are Democrats. Unaffiliated voters, who have cast a combined 320,000 ballots so far, show men outpacing women in their rate of ballot returns.
Closer to home, we have new numbers for individual counties, although there have not been demographic breakdowns for men and women by party. So far in El Paso County, a little more than 120,000 people have returned ballots as of November 1st, while in Pueblo County, just over 27,000 have turned in their ballots. The complete breakdown of the ballot numbers so far, can be accessed at the Colorado Secretary of State’s website.