Three Things You Need to Know on Election Day

November 6, 2018

Voters statewide have until 7 p.m. tonight to get their ballots turned in.  There are also a number of polling and voter service centers open to answer any questions or resolve issues.  People can also register to vote and cast in-person ballots until the deadline.  To find a drop-off location or service center in your area, log on to  There's also a hotline open at 866-OUR-VOTE. 

Statewide voter turnout ahead of today's election is at just over 50-percent.  As of yesterday afternoon, the Colorado Secretary of State's Office reported more than one-point-six-million ballots had been returned ahead of today's deadline.  Republican voters are holding a slight lead over Democratic counterparts.  Experts say unaffiliated voters are turning out in unprecedented midterm numbers, accounting for more than 30-percent of the ballots cast.

Colorado voters will be deciding some key measures in today's election.  One is a state constitutional amendment, which would raise income taxes for corporations and individuals making more than 150-thousand-dollars a year in the name of education funding.  There are also two propositions on the ballot aimed at putting more money into state roads and other transportation projects.  One would raise the state sales tax, while the other would rely on existing state money to fund bonds.