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(303) 860-6903

Lynn Bartels
lynn.bartels@sos.state.co.us

Julia Sunny
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State of Colorado
Department of State

1700 Broadway
Suite 250
Denver, CO 80290

Wayne W. Williams
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

Wayne W. Williams
Secretary of State

Suzanne Staiert
Deputy Secretary of State

Media contact
(303) 860-6903
Lynn Bartels - lynn.bartels@sos.state.co.us
Julia Sunny - julia.sunny@sos.state.co.us

Ballots returned: June 11, 2018

DENVER, June 11, 2018 -- Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams announced that as of this morning 37,661 voters have returned ballots for the June 26 primary election.

The data is broken down by gender, county and party and, for the first time ever, includes the number of unaffiliated voters who have turned in ballots.

So far, 15,982 Republicans, 14,737 Democrats and 6,942 unaffiliated voters have turned in ballots.

Voters in 2016 approved Proposition 108, which automatically allows unaffiliated voters to participate in primary elections without affiliating with a particular party. Williams in March launched the UChooseCO campaign to remind unaffiliated voters they will receive two ballots but they can only vote one. If they vote both the Republican and Democrat ballot neither one will count.

The turnout totals do not indicate whether an unaffiliated voter picked a Republican or Democratic ballot.

Also, the statistics show that either no ballots or a small number of ballots have been turned in for some smaller counties but that's because the ballots have yet to be processed. They numbers also do not reflect ballots put in 24-hour drop boxes over the weekend, but those ballots will be reflected in Tuesday's report.

Here is the primary election turnout data for the last decade:

2016  -  644,723 ballots cast / 3,015,250 active voters = 21.38% turnout

2014  -  634,181 ballots cast / 2,903,612 active voters = 21.84% turnout

2012  -  530,119 ballots cast / 2,231,484 active voters = 23.76% turnout

2010  -  774,071 ballots cast / 2,391,825 active voters = 32.36% turnout

2008  -  488,130 ballots cast / 2,223,503 active voters = 21.95% turnout

 

Ballot received by age, party and gender (PDF)

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Secretary of State Wayne W. Williams