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Colorado
Secretary of State
Wayne W. Williams

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Colorado
Secretary of State
Wayne W. Williams

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News Release

Media contact
(303) 860-6903

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

Julia Sunny
julia.sunny@sos.state.co.us

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

Colorado state seal

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 12, 2018

DENVER, June 12, 2018 -- Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams announced today that his office will report ballot returns in a different way in order to accommodate questions about unaffiliated voters.

As of 12:07 a.m., 134,038 Coloradans have returned ballots.

This is the first primary election where unaffiliated voters are allowed to automatically participate. Unaffiliated voters who expressed a preference for a Republican or Democrat ballot were sent that party's ballot, but those who did not were sent both ballots with the caveat: Only vote one. If you vote both, neither ballot will count.

Williams in March launched the UChooseCO campaign to stress to unaffiliated voters to pick a ballot.

The office will release ballot returns today, Thursday, next Tuesday, June 19, and then every weekday after that through the June 26 primary.

The turnout data is broken down by gender, age, county and party. "Democrats" refers to ballots for Democratic candidates, whether those ballots were cast by Democrats or unaffiliated voters who expressed a preference. The same goes for "Republicans." The 55,584 number refers to Republican ballots, not affiliated Republicans voters.

"In Progress" or "Packets" refers to ballots returned by unaffiliated voters who received both ballots. Clerks have received 25,502 envelopes from unaffiliated voters. Future reports are will indicate which ballot those voters chose. We appreciate your patience.

 

The office will release ballot returns today, Thursday, next Tuesday, June 19, and then every weekday after that through the June 26 primary.

 

Ballot received by age, party and gender (PDF)

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Secretary of State Wayne W. Williams