AURORA, Colo. -- The final push is underway to get people in Colorado registered to vote in November’s Presidential Election.
By the end of August, the Secretary of State’s voter registration numbers indicated there are 740,000 Democrats, 837,000 Republicans and 729,000 Independent voters set to go to the polls in the state.
Those numbers should see a significant jump when September registration numbers are added to the mix.
By way of comparison, in 2008 the figures after the election were: 1.056 million Democrats, 1.065 Republicans and 1.06 million independents for a total of 3.2 million who went to the polls.
You can vote in several ways: on-line, by mail, at vote centers or in person at your County Clerk’s office. Your last day to get registered is October 9.
All over the state and across the country volunteers were busy on this National Voter Registration Day 2012.
in Aurora at the main library, the League of Women Voters was set up getting folks to get current with their information. The League has 249 chapters in 44 states, and in Colorado, 18 units were out and about making sure people were ready for election day.
While turn-out is expected to be anywhere from 60 to 80 percent, what really puzzles election officials is that more people vote each week for reality shows such as American Idol.
“Many Americans died for us to have the right to vote,” said Cindy Towle, an Aurora voter. “While I love Idol, we need to exercise our right to vote!”
Getting voter registration materials in front of potential voters is the job for the next 14 days.