Almost 2.6 million Coloradans cast ballots in the midterm election, giving the state the second highest turnout in the nation, according to the unofficial final tally.
Information sent to the Colorado Secretary of State from Colorado’s 64 county clerks show that 2,585,944 ballots were cast, and 2,574,748 ballots were counted. Voters who failed to cure signature problems accounted for the majority of untabulated ballots.
Here are turnout demographics statewide:
Here’s a look at Colorado’s turnout using various denominators:
|Turnout by Active Voters||75.5% (2,574,748 / 3,410,856)|
|Turnout by Registered Voters||65.2% (2,574,748 / 3,946,475)|
|Turnout by Voting Eligible Population||62.7% (2,574,748 / 4,103,903)|
Active Voter Turnout in Arapahoe County
|Turnout All Voters||74.14%|
In past midterm elections Democratic turnout lagged Republican by as much as 10%. Closing the gap to 1.5% shows that the GOTV work done this cycle was effective. What an amazing election! You did it, you turned out the vote.
Our newly elected officials.
Congressional District 1
- Diana DeGette, Incumbent
Congressional District 6
Governor of Colorado
Secretary of State
CU Regent At-Large
Colorado State House
- HD 3 Jeff Bridges, Incumbent
- HD 9 Emily Sirota
- HD 36 Mike Weissman, Incumbent
- HD 37 Tom Sullivan
- HD 40 Janet Buckner, Incumbent
- HD 41 Jovan Melton, Incumbent
- HD 42 Dominique Jackson, Incumbent
Arapahoe County Clerk and Recorder
Arapahoe County Commissioner
- District 4 Nancy Jackson, Incumbent
Arapahoe County Assessor
Arapahoe County Sheriff
- Tyler Brown
Close Races where we came up short:
In HD 38 Chris Kolker came within 391 votes of winning a district in which we had made little headway previously. His hard work and those of the volunteer activists in 38 have made this a swing seat for the first time in many years. Great work Chris!
Another close race was County Commission District 2. Don Strickland came within 1,000 votes against a well known incumbent.
In HD56 Dave Rose reduced the margins in a very tough conservative house district.