It’s Election Day in Colorado. Here’s what you need to know to vote |

It’s Election Day in Colorado. Here’s what you need to know to vote

John Frank, Jesse Paul and Sandra Fish
The Colorado Sun

This year, the typically ho-hum primary election is no sleeper in Colorado.

A high-profile U.S. Senate race exploded with controversy, the streets erupted in demands for racial justice and political change, and nasty internal party rifts roiled down-ballot races.

Tuesday’s primary is a microcosm of the huge stakes and heightened tensions of the 2020 election cycle, and it will offer key insights into the dynamics in both major political parties and what to expect in November.

A wildcard is the coronavirus. Colorado’s mail-ballot system lessens concerns about long lines at polling locations, but it remains to be seen whether a virtual campaign can cut through concerns about public health. In addition, social distancing measures may slow the ballot count and leave any close contests in limbo.

Voters have until 7 p.m. Tuesday to vote in person or turn in their ballots at one of their county’s designated drop-off sites. It’s too late to mail back a ballot. Colorado is a same-day registration state, so voters can register to vote up until the polls close.

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