10:18am

Tue November 6, 2012
Politics

Early Voting Turnout Strong in Colorado

The latest numbers from the Colorado Secretary of State’s office shows going into Election Day, almost two million voters have already cast ballots. That’s more than half of the state’s registered voters.

Some independent pollsters predict another 800,000 will vote at the polls Tuesday in traditional fashion.

“I feel pretty confident in saying that we’re on pace to match – if not exceed – voter turnout in the 2008 election,” says Andrew Cole, a spokesman for the Secretary of State’s office.

More than 2.4 million people in Colorado voted in the 2008 general election, which was widely considered a historic year for voter turnout.

Of the nearly 1.9 million ballots already cast, about 33,000 more have come from Republicans than Democrats -- and more than half a million are from independent voters.

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By the numbers: Early voting 11/6/12

Democratic  642,834  -- > 34%

Republican   675,797  -- > 38%

Unaffiliated  534,012  -- > 28.5%

Libertarian      10,952  -- > .006%

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TOTAL:    1,872,987