Updated at 9 a.m. Nov. 5, 2020 Colorado voters are casting ballots in droves ahead of the 2020 election, pushing vote totals toward new levels. As of 9 a.m. Nov. 5, 3,295,192 people had cast ballots, or 78.7% of total registered voters, a Colorado Sun analysis shows. This is the second presidential election in Colorado […]
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In 2016, more than 24,000 ballots in Colorado didn’t count. Here are 6 graphics that explain why.
In the 2016 election, 24,189 Colorado voters cast ballots that did not count. It’s a small fraction of the 2.86 million votes tallied, about 0.8%, according to data from the state. But it’s still a notable sum in a state that bills itself as one of the easiest places to vote. The most alarming number: […]
Colorado opens statewide in-person voting with rules designed to prevent coronavirus outbreaks
If you drive to the main ballot drop box in Gunnison, an election worker in full-body protective equipment reaches over with a 6-foot “grabber” arm to push open the flap so you don’t have to touch anything while placing the envelope in the slot. In Larimer County, election officials ask in-person voters to use one […]
Why are so many people riled up by Jena Griswold?
Secretary of State Jena Griswold has threatened to refer President Donald Trump for prosecution for encouraging voter fraud. She’s called him “lying, litigating Donny” on Twitter and more than once has tried to bait him into explaining why voting by mail is good enough for him but not everyone else. “I’ll wait,” Griswold tweeted. Trump […]
Did you make a mistake on your Colorado ballot? Or put it in the wrong drop box? Here’s what you can do.
Life happens and sometimes it spills onto your mail-in ballot, kind of like coffee or red wine. Or maybe a toddler grabs your sealed envelope and tears it open. So how do you fix it? Colorado election officials get these questions all the time, so we consulted the Secretary of State’s Office and talked with […]
Election officials bolster confidence in election, warn against misinformation at Colorado Sun forum
Colorado election officials on Wednesday sought to bolster voter confidence in the state’s election system and warn against misinformation and disinformation at a virtual forum hosted by The Colorado Sun. Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold said she remained confident in Colorado’s system, a sentiment echoed by her Republican predecessor, Wayne Williams. “I’m very confident […]
Colorado wanted to make it easier for people with disabilities to vote. Then came coronavirus.
Curtis Chong has witnessed a lot of election cycles where voting officials with good intentions for expanding access to people living with disabilities end up replacing one kind of barrier with another. Chong, a Coloradan who is blind and a professional and personal advocate for voters who have disabilities, was living in New Mexico in […]
Colorado election officials must verify a voter’s signature to count a ballot. Here’s how it works.
Perhaps your signature is picture-perfect cursive letters. Or maybe it’s a messy scrawl. Either way, you may be wondering: How do Colorado election officials verify that the signature on your ballot envelope is actually yours? Colorado election officials begin mailing ballots to registered active voters Friday and voters should receive them in the next week. […]
Colorado 2020 election: Do you have questions about voting and mail ballots in Colorado? We answered them.
UPDATED Oct. 19, 2020 All the national talk about the 2020 election obscures an important truth: In Colorado, voting is easier and more secure than ever before. To help you navigate the process, The Colorado Sun interviewed dozens of county clerks, state election officials and voting experts to break it down in simple terms. Here’s […]
Elecciones 2020 en Colorado: Respuestas a tus preguntas sobre cómo votar en Colorado
UPDATED 11:30 a.m. Oct. 20, 2020 Toda la conversación a nivel nacional sobre las elecciones de este año oscurecen una verdad importante: en Colorado, votar es más fácil y seguro que nunca. Para ayudarte con el proceso, The Colorado Sun entrevistó a docenas de secretarios de condados, funcionarios electorales estatales y expertos en cómo votar […]