The nation’s newest state, if rural Colorado residents had their way, would be about the size of Vermont but with the population of a small town spread across miles of farmland.
Voters around Colorado dropped off ballots on Tuesday in the first-ever statewide mail ballot only election.
Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper dropped of his ballot in advance of Election Day on Tuesday.
The flooding is affecting the election in parts of Colorado and Larimer County officials want to make sure voters who lost their homes can still cast their ballot next month.
In a bitter fight, Colorado Democrats recently muscled through the Statehouse a massive elections reform bill that allows voters to register up until Election Day and still cast their ballots.
A Democrat-sponsored bill redefining Colorado elections to include same-day voter registration and sending ballots by mail to all voters passed the Senate without support from Republicans who raised concerns about fraud.
House Democrats passed an overhaul of how elections are run in Colorado amid unanimous opposition from Republicans.
An overhaul of Colorado’s election rules, including allowing same-day voter registration and mail-in ballots for all registered voters, got initial approval Monday.
Election Day was a month ago, but the results aren’t official until Colorado’s secretary of state certifies them.
While voters across the state approved making marijuana legal earlier this month, Douglas County commissioners are pushing a local ban on growing and selling pot.