The Colorado Secretary of State reported on Nov. 4 that 795,421 ballots had been returned to county clerks, as of Nov. 3, for the coordinated election on Nov. 5.

In Las Animas County, 2,861 ballots were returned by Nov. 3. Just a handful of voters voted in person prior to that date. Ballots returned by political party in Las Animas County include:

— American Constitution: 3

— Approval Voting: 0

— Democratic: 1,356

— Green Party: 5

— Libertarian: 11

— Republican: 872

— Unafiliated: 614

— Unity: 0

Currently, Democratic Party identified voters are out pacing Republican Party identified voters by 484 more ballots returned in Las Animas County. Statewide, Republicans are outpacing Democrats 303,324 to 238,973, a 64,351-ballot difference.

Of all active voters in Colorado, 28.5 percent are Republicans, 30 percent are Democrats, and 40 percent are unaffiliated.

At the polls on Nov. 5, voters and prospective voters can still register and cast a ballot up to and including Election Day, a change the General Assembly enacted in 2013. Ballots received by mail should be dropped off in person either at the Las Animas County Courthouse, or at the ballot box directly outside the courthouse. At the courthouse vote center, Coloradans can vote in person, register to vote in person and update an existing registration.

For more information, Coloradans can visit

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