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More than 286,000 Colorado ballots have been returned for Nov. 8 election

October 25, 2016 Updated: November 9, 2016 at 12:00 pm
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The Secretary of State's office released its first official ballots received count Monday, reporting receipt of 113,932 statewide. (Jerry Herman, The Gazette)

Mail-in ballots continued Tuesday to pour into county clerk and recorder offices statewide.

Between Monday and Tuesday, more than 172,000 ballots for the Nov. 8 general election were received statewide, including 13,873 from El Paso County voters, according to a news release from the Secretary of State's Office.

The Secretary of State's office released its first official ballots received count Monday, reporting receipt of 113,932 statewide. Overall, more than 286,000 ballots had been received Tuesday - 29,546 by El Paso County Voters. On Oct. 17, officials from the El Paso County Clerk and Recorder's Office mailed ballots to 370,000 county voters.

Between Monday and Tuesday in El Paso County, ballots were received from 3,985 registered Democrats, 6,222 registered Republicans, 13,873 unaffiliated voters and dozens of voters registered with the Libertarian and other parties.

Ballots, which include local, state and presidential races, must be returned by 7 p.m. Nov. 8. A ballot can be turned in via mail with 68-cents postage or deposited at a Voter Service and Polling Center or 24/7 Drop Box.

Residents who register to vote by Oct. 31 will receive a ballot in the mail. Voter registration will remain open after Oct. 31, but residents registering any later must vote in person at a Voter Service and Polling Center.

Click here for a complete list of voter service centers and information from all the candidates.

Editor's note: This story has been edited to remove incorrect reference to the Labor party.

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