Colorado SOS: Only About 7% of Ballots Returned Thus Far

votebuttonUPDATE: The SOS’s office says that there are some incorrect numbers in the county-by-county spreadsheet (the PDF link below) that they are working on fixing as we type. The overall statewide totals printed here are correct.


The Colorado Secretary of State’s office is beginning to publicly release information about voter turnout (or ballot turn-in) for the June 28th Primary. Here’s the latest as of 9:00 am today:


Ballots sent: 984,009;
Ballots returned: 74,600;
Percent: 7.58%


Ballots sent: 992,545;
Ballots returned: 73,137;
Percent: 7.36%

For more information on turnout based on a county-by-county basis, click here (PDF).


4 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

  1. JeffcoDemo says:

    My wife opened her ballot and saw 6-10 uncontested races, not one choice, looked over at me and said, "this is stupid, why am I wasting the ink in my pen?"

    • James Dodd says:

      My wife's primary ballot – yes, she's still a registered Democrat – had no contested races. What a waste of money. This makes me question whether state funds should be used for what is a private candidate selection process.

  2. Voyageur says:

    I have never missed an election, even special ones, since missing the Democratic primary in 1968 because I was't sure how to get a ballot at Fort Leonard Wood.   But more than once I have voted in utterly meaningly contests just to keep that record intact.

    So let's lift a glass to Chuck Norris.  Of course, I voted for the redoubltable 

     Diana DeGette.   But once in a while it's worth reminding even the best of our public servants — and, yes,. Diana, you are one of the very best — that these seats belong to the people, not the incumbents.  

    Chuck, this PBR's for you! 

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