Denver mayoral voter turnout has declined since the hard-fought elections of 1983 and 1991.
This year’s new mail-back election makes predicting turnout difficult. Active voters are about the same this year as 2003 when 113,520 out of 244,398 voters, or 46 percent, turned out.
In 2003, 18 percent of voters used absentee mail-back voting. This year, nearly all voting will be mail-back.