The number of voters who particpated in Tuesday's primary so far is 1,173,563

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                                                                                      Lynn Bartels

                                                                                                                  Julia Sunny



Ballots returned as of 12:04 a.m. June 28, 2018  

DENVER, June 28, 2018 -- Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams announced that 1,173,563 Coloradans have returned ballots for the primary election.

Of that, 468,403 ballots were cast by Democrats, 414,375 by Republicans and 290,785 by unaffiliated voters. The report is attached. 

County clerks are still processing ballots. July 5 is the last day for a military-and-overseas ballot to arrive, and the last day for a voter to cure a missing signature or a signature discrepancy.

The ballot-return reports do not list the number of Coloradans who voted in person at a Voter Service and Polling Center, which opened on June 18. The total is 13,543, with 9,647 Democrats and 3,896 Republicans participating. The number is slightly lower than yesterday because when balancing, some counties had marked someone as having an in-person ballot when in fact they issued them a mail ballot. That report is also attached, and it breaks down whether the voter used a machine or a paper ballot. 

This is the only report that will be issued today. There will be updates on the Secretary of State's reporting page.

This is the first primary election where unaffiliated voters are allowed to automatically participate. Unaffiliated voters who expressed a preference for a Republican or Democratic ballot were sent that party's ballot, but those who did not were sent both ballots with the caveat: Only vote one, if you vote both neither ballot will count. In March, Secretary Williams launched the UChooseCO campaign to stress to unaffiliated voters to pick one ballot.

The new style of report reflects information about unaffiliated voters. It breaks down ballots by those voters who expressed a preference for the Republican or Democratic ballot. "Pkt" refers to "packets" for unaffiliated voters who got both ballots in the mail. Pkt-Dem and Pkt-Rep indicates which ballot the voter chose.  In some cases, the ballots have been received by the clerk but have not yet been tallied so the preference is unknown. That is "pkt-unopened."

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