642,808 Voters Have Turned In Their Ballots. You Have A Few Days Left To Join Them

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Ken Anderson of Centennial and Vinny Martin of Littleton take sorted ballots out of envelopes at the Arapahoe County Elections Facility in Littleton, Colorado, Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018.

UPDATE, Nov. 5: As of the night of Nov. 4, the Colorado Secretary of State reports that 793,033 ballots had been returned. Among them were 303,324 Republican ballots, 242,081 unaffiliated ballots and 238,973 Democratic ballots. Look at the numbers in more detail here (PDF).

Look, I know it's hard to take your eyes off of 2020, but don't forget to drag those peepers away from the year to come and back to this coming Tuesday's election.

You'll join the ranks of 642,808 of your fellow Coloradans who have already returned their ballots as of Halloween.

The trends we've seen in the last two batches of returns continue with the latest. Business as usual: Voters over the age of 55 and Republicans have still far and away finished the most ballots. More unusual: Independents continue their slim but unusual lead on Democrats.

El Paso and Jefferson counties still lead in returns, at 84,782 and 80,050 respectively, together accounting for a quarter of all ballots.

Sift through the results yourself here.

Supporters and opponents alike of this year's two statewide ballot measures — Propositions CC and DD — have poured millions into advertising in the final stretch of the race.

About a dozen initiatives across the state aim to fund local library systems. In Delta County, where libraries are essential resources to rural communities, a tax increase could restore cut hours and programming.

Filling out your ballot this weekend?

While it's too late to register to vote and get a mail-in ballot, eligible Coloradans can register and vote on the day of the election.

Ballots must be returned by 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 5.