Voting begins in Colorado at 7 a.m. MST and closes at 7 p.m.
Since Colorado early voting ended on Nov. 2, voting is done at designated polling stations based on the address where voters are registered. To locate a polling station, voters should visit Just Vote Colorado and enter the address used to register to vote. Polling stations are assigned based on proximity.
If not at registered polling locations, students are able to vote at three public locations around Boulder, according to Boulder County Clerk and Recorder Communications Specialist Brad Turner. Closest is the University Club, located at 972 Broadway across from the University Memorial Center, which will be open for voters throughout the entire day. Additionally, the Clerk and Recorder’s Office, located at 1750 33rd St., and Boulder Courthouse East Wing, at 2025 14th St., will be open for voting on Tuesday.
After 12 days of early voting from Oct. 22 through Nov. 2, Republican-registered ballots outnumber Democrat-registered ballots by 3 percentage points according to numbers released by the Colorado Secretary of State’s office. This year, 70 percent of voters voted early; in 2008, 80 percent of Colorado voters voted early.
CU Student Government released a statement in late October urging the student body to vote in the 2012 general election.
“We know you’ve all been told non-stop, but it is so important that you vote this week,” a CUSG release on the CU-Boulder website stated.
Student government is offering to pay for copies of students’ ID’s at the Ink Spot Copy Center in the UMC, a requirement for first-time voters who did not show a copy at the time of registration.
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