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Colorado voters take on coronavirus, power outages to contribute to record turnout

Colorado hit record voter turnout numbers Tuesday, but this November’s election has not gone off without a hitch.  Of course there’s the difficulty of running an election during a pandemic. The seven-day average of coronavirus cases statewide as of Monday — 2,141 cases — was the highest it’s been recorded since the start of the […]

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One Colorado couple fled the East Troublesome fire with ballots. For others, voting options are abundant.

With the East Troublesome fire approaching his home, Jim Johnson hurried to the family desk to grab the computer and other electronics. Sitting next to the computer: his mail ballot and the one belonging to his wife.  He grabbed them, put them in his briefcase and the couple hit the road about 20 minutes after […]

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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 […]

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Questions about Colorado candidates, ballot measures or how to vote? We’re here to help.

Colorado voters will make decisions on a long list of candidates and ballot measures in the 2020 election — and navigate a minefield of misinformation about voting. The mail-ballot system is not new in Colorado. The law won approval in 2013 and Colorado held its first statewide mail-ballot election in November 2014. But questions continue […]

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17-year-olds would no longer be able to vote in Colorado primaries if ballot question passes

In 2019, the Colorado legislature granted 17-year-olds the ability to vote in primaries as long as they turn 18 before the general election.  But a question on the November ballot seeking to specify that only U.S. citizens can vote in Colorado elections would take that ability — touted by Colorado Democrats as a way to […]

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As Donald Trump pushes disinformation, Colorado election officials reassure public on voting

More than 1.6 million Coloradans turned out for the June primary two months ago. Fewer than 11,000 voted in person at polling places, where coronavirus precautions were in place. Instead, voters across the state took the ballots they received in the mail and returned them primarily to drop-off boxes. The voting methods in Colorado are […]

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Colorado joins multi-state lawsuit against the U.S. Postal Service

Colorado joined several other states in filing a federal lawsuit Tuesday against the U.S. Postal Service to ensure the agency isn’t weakened ahead of the November election. The decision comes a day after Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser, a Democrat, said he was in talks with other attorneys general about how to respond to concerns […]

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Bernie Sanders wins Colorado’s Democratic presidential primary, but late ballot surge may tighten race

Bernie Sanders won the Democratic presidential primary in Colorado on Tuesday, building from his dedicated fan base in the state. But an 11th-hour surge in ballots may help former Vice President Joe Biden close the gap and split the race for delegates. The Associated Press called the race for Sanders a moment after voting ended […]