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(303) 860-6903

Rich Coolidge
richard.coolidge@sos.state.co.us

Andrew Cole
andrew.cole@sos.state.co.us

State of Colorado
Department of State

1700 Broadway
Suite 250
Denver, CO 80290

Scott Gessler
Secretary of State

Suzanne Staiert
Deputy Secretary of State

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News Release

State of Colorado
Department of State

1700 Broadway
Suite 250
Denver, CO 80290

Scott Gessler
Secretary of State

Suzanne Staiert
Deputy Secretary of State

Media contact
(303) 860-6903
Rich Coolidge - richard.coolidge@sos.state.co.us
Andrew Cole - andrew.cole@sos.state.co.us

Gessler announces successful voter registration campaign

More Coloradans registered to vote than ever before

Denver, October 10, 2012 - Colorado Secretary of State Scott Gessler today announced preliminary results of the voter registration campaign he initiated over the last month. From September 1 through the registration deadline on October 9, more than 79,000 people registered to vote. Colorado now has more registered voters than ever before.

"Our voter registration outreach and education campaign was a spectacular success," Secretary Gessler said. "We have more people registered to vote in Colorado than ever before - 400,000 more registered voters than four years ago, and growing. By implementing innovative technologies and reaching out to Coloradans who were not yet registered, we’ve increased voter registration to a new level."

Gessler held a press conference to highlight the successful effort the day after the voter registration deadline. The total number of registered voters should continue to rise tens of thousands of registrations and updates have yet to be processed with a flood of activity at the voter registration deadline.

Below are some data provided at today’s press conference.

Total Registered Voters

Year Total
2008 3,203,583
2010 3,296,953
2012 3,611,061*

*This total will rise as registrations continue to be processed.

Total Visits to Online Voter Registration Website

Dates Total Visits
August 31 - October 9, 2012 1,167,190

There were 162,713 visits on 10/9/2012 alone.

Total Online Submissions
New registrations and updates to existing registrations.

Dates Total Submissions
August 31 - October 9, 2012 229,283

There were 36,206 submissions on 10/9/2012 alone.

Press conference materials (PDF)

Online voter registration statistics (XLS)