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How to tell who’s behind political messages flooding screens in Colorado ahead of the 2020 election

The television commercials are airing during Denver Broncos games. The mailers are filling the postal box. The texts are popping up on the phone. When they arrive, a series of questions come to mind: Who’s paying for these political messages? Are they truthful? What do the folks behind them want? The 2020 election has driven […]

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A look at the major differences between Cory Gardner and John Hickenlooper in the U.S. Senate race

U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner and former Gov. John Hickenlooper like to remind Coloradans of how great the state is.  During their tenure in office, the state’s population grew and the economy boomed. But their visions for its future vary.  The Colorado Sun researched the candidates’ platforms and asked the presidential campaigns to respond to more […]

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Where Donald Trump and Joe Biden split on Colorado issues in presidential race

The race for the White House is not running through Colorado this year, but the differences between the candidates on local issues are profound. The economy and health care are just two of those issues where President Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden split. Moreover, there is little doubt that the events of 2020, including […]

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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 […]

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Colorado voter guide: What you need to know about the 2020 candidates, mail ballots and how to vote

The all-important 2020 election is here. Colorado voters will begin to receive their mail ballots this week and plenty of major decisions await them. To get you ready to vote, The Colorado Sun put together a voter guide that looks at how to vote, explains the 11 statewide ballot questions and breaks down the key […]

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College students of Colorado: Here’s how to vote, whether you’re currently in the state or not

Colorado will mail out its first round of ballots on Friday. The state has tens of thousands of college students — including those who are in-state and out-of-state, whether or not they are living near their school during the coronavirus pandemic — who are eligible to participate in this year’s election. And even though get-out-the-vote […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Proposition 117 explained: Colorado voters would have more control over government fees

It’s the rare point of bipartisan agreement in Colorado politics where public spending is concerned: Since the Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights took effect in 1992, state lawmakers have increasingly turned to fees to fund government operations. But how you feel about that development, depends on your politics. To the left, it’s an unfortunate side effect […]