Results Contained in the Abstract
This publication contains the official certified results for the 2011 Odd-Year, 2012 Primary, and 2012 General Elections for all candidates, ballot issues, and ballot questions.
Results & Officer Information Reported by the Counties
The election results in this abstract were obtained from each of Colorado's 64 counties. These results are more accurate than the compiled and totaled returns reported on the Secretary of State's website immediately after the election because they account for any miscalculations in the totals initially reported by each county.
Judicial Officer Information
Judicial officer information, including dates of oath and terms of office, was provided by the Office of the State Court Administrator.
Total Registered Voters, Total Ballots Cast, & Turnout
The number of registered voters eligible to vote in each contest is reported in the column titled “Registered Voters.” The column titled “Ballots Cast” reflects the number of voters who actually voted in a particular contest, as reported by each county. The column titled “Turnout %” reflects the percentage of registered voters who cast a ballot in each contest.
Sample Statewide Results
For every statewide contest, such as President, the results are reported by each of the 64 counties listed in alphabetical order, with a statewide total at the bottom. Candidates are listed in the order they appeared on the ballot. For example:
County Registered Voters Ballots Cast Virgil H. Goode Jr. /
Jim Clymer (ACN)
Barack Obama /
Joe Biden (DEM)
Mitt Romney /
Paul Ryan (REP)
Gary Johnson /
James P. Gray (LIB)
Adams 258,272 177,945 570 100,649 70,972 2,413 Alamosa 10,013 6,837 32 3,811 2,705 73 Arapahoe 384,522 288,033 654 153,905 125,588 3,552
Legislative & Congressional District Results
Legislative and congressional district results include each county comprising the legislative or congressional district in alphabetical order, with a district total at the bottom. For example:
County Registered Voters Ballots Cast Diana DeGette (DEM) Danny Stroud (REP) Frank Atwood (LIB) Gary Swing (GRN) Arapahoe 35,010 25,594 13,705 9,087 1,156 308 Denver 483,405 306,884 207,165 63,082 9,747 4,193 Jefferson 53,817 42,119 16,709 21,048 1,682 328 Total 572,232 374,597 237,579 93,217 12,585 4,829
Judicial Retention Results
Judicial retention results include each county comprising the judicial
district in alphabetical order, with a district total at the bottom. For
County Registered Voters Ballots Cast Yes No Total Turnout % Garfield 35,276 24,599 14,532 4,409 18,941 69.73% Pitkin 14,920 9,933 5,736 1,425 7,161 66.58% Rio Blanco 4,723 3,352 1,702 874 2,576 70.97% Total 54,919 37,884 21,970 6,708 28,678 68.98%
Amendment & Proposition Results
Measures referred by the general assembly are listed by letter and measures initiated by the people are listed numerically. Proposed changes to the Colorado Constitution are listed as “Amendments,” while proposed changes to the Colorado Revised Statutes are listed as “Propositions.”
The results are shown in alphabetical order for each county, with a statewide total at the bottom. For example:
County Registered Voters Ballots Cast Yes No Total Turnout % Adams 258,272 177,945 90,125 68,455 158,580 68.90% Alamosa 10,013 6,837 3,103 3,044 6,147 68.28% Arapahoe 384,522 288,033 147,431 105,297 252,728 74.91%