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.

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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:

Democrats

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

Republicans

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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