The races that have attacted the most interest nationally have been Colorado’s statewide candidate and ballot issue races, and those in its Congressional districts.
The latest available reports on early voting and absentee ballots returned by party affiliation, provides some insight into how get out the vote efforts are going in those races.
Statewide, as of the close of business yesterday, 317,716 people had voted either early or by turning in absentee ballots (another 382,858 absentee ballots have been requested but not yet returned as of yesterday). By party affilation, the breakdown was:
Other: 63,885By Congressional District, the numbers are:
To be clear, these numbers are of party affiliation of voters who have voted, not election results, which are kept secret until the polls are closed at 7 p.m. on November 7, 2006.
Conventional wisdom holds that Republicans are more likely to vote early or absentee than Democrats.