If you vote now the campaigns will stop bothering you

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DENVER -- Where is your ballot? Is it in your car or on your kitchen table?

If so you may want to think about turning your ballot in.

That's because starting next week the City and County of Denver will begin releasing data on who has voted to political campaigns. Some jurisdictions have already begun to release information.

"They'll be able to tell who has and who has not returned their ballots," Alton Dillard with Denver Elections told FOX31 and Channel 2 political reporter Joe St. George.

Campaigns will receive name and addresses of voters who have turned in their ballot. That allows political parties to cross reference their list to figure out which supporters have already sent in their support. Once campaigns know you have voted --- they take you off the list to call.

"We work off of a universe of potential voters and every time we get an update from the secretary of state or county clerks that universe narrows," Rick Palacio, Chairman of the Colorado Democratic Party says.

Kyle Kohli, Spokesman with the Colorado Republican Party, says having the information allows volunteers to focus on voters who haven't sent in their ballot.

"It's extremely important so you don't waste resources as a party --- you want to talk to people who haven't returned their ballot yet," Kohli said.



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