Nearly 10% of Coloradans have already voted, R’s have slight edge
DENVER — Nearly ten percent of Colorado’s active registered voters have already cast ballots for the November election.
Colorado Secretary of State Scott Gessler said Wednesday that 325,810 people have voted.
Early voting started Monday in Colorado, and mail ballots were sent out Oct. 15.
There are about 3.6 million active registered voters in the state. That means the people who have voted so far make up about 8.9 percent of the state’s electorate. Nearly 2 million of them received mail in ballots.
In a change from this point in 2008, Republicans slightly outnumber Democrats after two days of early voting.
Republicans have cast 126,539 ballots, while Democrats have cast 120,965.
Unaffiliated voters have cast 75,030 ballots.
With regards to the race for the White House, Colorado is one of the closest contests among the six or seven swing states that will decide the election.
President Barack Obama is set to rally supporters in Denver’s City Park Wednesday afternoon, a quick response to Mitt Romney’s big rally Tuesday night at Red Rocks Amphitheater in Morrison.