All hail people aged 61 and older, you are the rightful rulers of Colorado, where the median age is about 36

I remember a lot of really great tweets and Facebook posts about how everyone was going to pay super close attention to local elections from now on.

Tim Drago, a support judge, braves a roaring hailstorm to collect ballots from passing voters. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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Here’s somebody voting in a hailstorm last year. What’s your excuse? (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Hey, it’s November and I just got my “I Voted” sticker in the mail. Let’s have a look at who’s voted in Colorado so far — probably all of us, right? I remember a lot of really great tweets and Facebook posts about how everyone was going to pay super close attention to local elections from now on.

I’ll just pull up this email from Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams’s office.

Looks like … oh, gee, this is unexpected! It looks like there have been 337,786 ballots returned by people 61 and older, and 272,060 ballots returned by people 60 or younger.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, people aged 60 and older represent about 18 percent of Colorado’s population. People aged 20 to 59 account for about 56 percent. The median age is 36.3.

Zooming in just a bit more, the Secretary of State reports that voters aged 26 to 40 have returned 66,892 ballots so far.

You can register to vote — and find out where to vote — online here.

Here’s Denverite’s 2017 election guide.

Here are people who managed to vote in a gross hailstorm last year. The weather between now and Tuesday is expected to be mostly sunny, with highs in the 70s on Saturday.

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Dave Burdick is the editor of Denverite. He has previously worked at The Denver Post, The Daily Camera, The Huffington Post, Naropa University up in Boulder and the Best Buy down by Park Meadows circa "Now That's What I Call Music" volume 4. His parents are retired local newspaper journalists, and he is married to a freelance journalist. He lives in Denver with her, their two children and a dog.