Election Day Turnout in Colorado, What Will the Vote Look Like?

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Election Day Turnout in Colorado, What Will the Vote Look Like?

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What Will Voter Turnout in Colorado Look Like on Election Day?

This blog post provides demographic turnout information on Election Day from the 2012, 2014 and 2008 election cycles in Colorado. Although we are about to have our first Presidential Election Day as an all-mail-ballot state, we think Colorado Election Day voter trends will not change that much.  So what are the consistent trends we see in these three Election Cycles?

  • Unaffiliated voters on average make up 37% of the total votes cast
  • Voters 44 or younger on average make up 56% of the total votes cast (these voters lean Democrat)
  • Seniors as we define being 65 and older only make up 7.5% of the total votes cast (these voters lean Republican)

What Did Election Day Voter Turnout Look Like on Election Day in 2012?

On Election Day in 2012, a total of 802,440 voters cast a ballot. The votes are percentages by age range and party follow:

Unaffiliated – 304,105 (37.9%), Republican – 253,363 (31.6%), Democrat – 232,893 (29.0%)

18 to 34 – 278,670 (34.7%), 35 to 44 – 174,771 (21.8%), 45 to 54 – 161,789 (20.2%), 55 to 64 – 117,064 (14.6%), 65 plus – 69,189 (8.6%)

What Did Election Day Voter Turnout Look Like on Election Day in 2014?

Everyone should understand that it makes no sense to compare turnout data from a Presidential cycle to a non-Presidential cycle because the voting populations are so different.  However, because 2014 was that first even year that we had an all-mail-ballot-election we thought it would be helpful to include the following data.

On Election Day in 2014, 487,062 voter cast a ballot. The votes and percentages by age range and party follow:

Unaffiliated – 181,617 (37.3%), Democrat – 151,855 (31.2%), Republican – 144,956 (29.8%)

18 to 34 – 156,941 (32.2%), 35 to 44 – 117,829 (24.2%), 45 to 54 – 103,500 (21.2%), 55 to 64 – 72,308 (14.8%), 65 plus – 36,482 (7.5)%

What Did Election Day Voter Turnout Look Like on Election Day in 2008?

On Election Day in 2008, 611,261 voters cast a ballot.  The votes and percentages by age range and party follow:

Unaffiliated – 220,528 (36.1%), Republican – 209,539 (34.3%), Democrat – 176,930 (28.9%)

18 to 34 – 234,818 (38.4%), 35 to 44 – 139,467 (22.8%), 45 to 54 – 129,336 (21.2%), 55 to 64 – 68,548 (11.2%), 65 plus – 39,092 (6.4)%

Enjoy!

By | 2017-05-24T03:25:51+00:00 November 7th, 2016|