Colorado election results so far: More than half a million have already voted

Democrats continue to hold a lead in returned ballots, accounting for 39 percent off all ballots returned.

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The Colorado Secretary of State’s Office reports that 572,550 Coloradans have cast their ballots as of Thursday morning. That’s equivalent to 22 percent of all the people who voted in 2012 and 15.2 percent of all registered voters.

Democrats continue to hold a lead in returned ballots, accounting for 39 percent off all ballots returned. Republicans have returned 34 percent of ballots received so far, and unaffiliated voters have returned 25 percent.

If you haven’t voted because you’re still trying to make up your mind about ballot measures, we’ve got lots of resources for you. We’ve also got some advice on how to research judges. Or you can be like my old crotchety newspaperman boss and vote no on all the judges, knowing they’ll almost certainly keep their seats but shouldn’t feel too secure.

If you’re part of the 17 percent of Colorado voters who are still undecided on the presidential race, well, go with God.

Alternately, email me at emeltzer@denverite.com. I’d love to hear what’s making this decision hard for you.

And it’s not too late to register. You can register online through Monday, Oct. 31, and still receive a mail ballot, and you can register and vote in person at one of these polling stations until 7 p.m. Nov. 8.

Erica Meltzer

Author: Erica Meltzer

Erica Meltzer covers government and politics. She's worked for newspapers in Colorado, Arizona and Illinois and once won a First Amendment Award by showing up in the wrong place at the wrong time. She served in the Peace Corps in Paraguay and can swear fluently in Guarani. She gets emotional about public libraries. Contact Erica Meltzer at 303-502-2802, emeltzer@denverite.com or @meltzere.