The 523,938 total as of Sunday is already a record for Colorado’s short eight-year experience with presidential primaries from 1992 to 2000.
The Republican primary turnout high was in the 1996 contest among five candidates, including Bob Dole, Pat Buchanan and Steve Forbes, when 246,339 voted. The Democratic high turnout was in the first event in 1992 when 234,287 voters made Jerry Brown the top candidate with 29 percent against Bill Clinton (27%) and Paul Tsongas (26%).
History is being made in this vote.
- First presidential primary in 20 years
- Early date in comparative year for Democrats
- All mail-back ballots
- More than 1 million unaffiliated voters sent ballots and encouraged to vote by campaigns
- 17-year olds allowed to vote (if reach 18 years old by November 3, 2020)