Only third of mail-in votes are in
The Denver Post
Douglas County Election Judge Wendy Allen authenticates mail-in ballots before they're tabulated in Castle Rock on Monday. (Karl Gehring, The Denver Post )With Election Day one week from today, only about a third of the people who requested mail-in ballots in Colorado have so far returned them.
That figure surprises some political insiders, who thought — more than three weeks after mail-in ballots started going out — that the number would be higher.
But more than anything, it underscores the last, critical challenge for campaigns across the state: Come Election Day, polls and voter-registration tallies and crowd sizes mean nothing. The only number that matters is the number of votes