DENVER – Tuesday is Election Day in Colorado, which means it’s time to fill out your ballot and ready it for a drop-box, or to get ready to head to a polling place.
Denver elections officials told Denver7 that the city was seeing only 17-percent turnout as of this morning’s tally. Around 8,000 ballots were counted between the morning tally and the one done Monday afternoon.
— Denver Elections (@DenverElections) November 7, 2017
Statewide, younger voters continue to show up in fewer numbers than older voters, as has been the case throughout the voting period.
But 2017 is an off-year election, and there are no statewide ballot issues this year for the first time since 2009, as odd years are usually used to send TABOR matters to voters.
Six counties won’t have an election this year – Cheyenne, Dolores, Grand Hinsdale, Mineral and Washington counties – and people in those counties won’t be receiving ballots, as there are no contested races or local bond measures on which to vote.
But approximately 50,000 Arapahoe County voters won’t receive a ballot this year because they don’t live in a coordinating jurisdiction, nor will approximately 10,000 Adams County voters in the same situation, according to the Arapahoe County Elections Division.
Colorado voters can register online and at polling centers any day, even on Election Day.
Denver has 26 ballot drop-boxes that are open 24 hours a day. Find those and polling centers on a map by clicking here. If you’re mailing your ballot back in Denver, you can sign up for Ballot Trace to be sure your ballot makes it back to your county clerk in time to be counted.
If you’re in any other county in Colorado, click this link and enter your address, and the state will tell you’re the nearest drop-box locations and polling locations. The Denver Post has also put together a list of drop-box and polling locations for every county in Metro Denver.
In Denver, voters will be deciding on four Denver Public Schools directors, an initiative that would force new large buildings to install green roofs (which the mayor and city council oppose), and a $937 million general obligation bond package that centers on transportation and mobility.
Douglas County voters will vote on new school board members in a race that has drawn plenty of national attention and out-of-state money.