Sun October 7, 2012

Colorado's Voter Registration Deadline Fast Approaching

The Colorado Secretary of State’s office expects more people to register to vote this election cycle because of the closely watched Presidential race. Voters have until midnight on Tuesday to register to vote online.

This is the first presidential election for Colorado to have online voting, and the first to allow people to register with an app on their mobile devices. Rich Coolidge is a spokesman for the Secretary of State’s office.

He says hundreds of thousands of people have viewed the website and are registering and updating their information. He attributes part of the interest to Colorado’s swing state status in the presidential race.

I think Coloradans are facing a fever pitch. You have a lot of interest in Colorado. I can’t remember this many visits ever. Even though we didn’t have a convention here we’re still seeing a lot of attention. It’s impossible to go a day without being reminded that there’s an election coming up.

Coolidge says more than 1,000 people registered during the first presidential debate.

Check you voter status or register to vote online at GoVoteColorado.com. The deadline to register for this election cycle is Tuesday, October 9th.

Both the Republican and Democratic campaigns are also registering voters. The Secretary of State’s Office launched a voter registration drive this year that was the largest voter registration initiative in the state’s history. The outreach campaign included television, radio, print and online ads.

The outreach initiative concludes October 9, the voter registration deadline. The $850,000 initiative was funded with federal money expressly designated for voter educational efforts.

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