Colorado elections, 2014

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Contents
1 2014 elections
1.1 Races to watch
1.2 Elections by type
2 Voting in Colorado
2.1 Voting information
2.2 Voting absentee
2.3 Voting early
3 Elections Performance Index
4 See also
5 References



Colorado

The state of Colorado will hold elections in 2014. Below are the dates of note:

2014 elections and events in Colorado
Signature filing deadline for party candidates March 31, 2014 Red padlock.png
Filing deadline for candidates designated by assembly April 12, 2014 Red padlock.png
Filing deadline for write-in candidates for primary election April 18, 2014 Red padlock.png
Voter registration deadline for primary election Voters can register through election day
Primary election date June 24, 2014 Red padlock.png
Filing deadline for write-in candidates running in general election July 17, 2014 Red padlock.png
Petition drive deadline for ballot measures August 4, 2014 Red padlock.png
Voter registration deadline for general election Voters can register through election day
General election date November 4, 2014
Statewide ballot measure election November 4, 2014
Local ballot measure election November 4, 2014

Below are the types of elections that are scheduled in Colorado in 2014:

On the 2014 ballot
Find current election news and links here.
U.S. Senate Scheduled electiona
U.S. House Scheduled electiona
State Executives Scheduled electiona
State Senate Scheduled electiona
State House Scheduled electiona
Statewide ballot measures (1 measure) Scheduled electiona
Local ballot measures Scheduled electiona
School boards Unscheduled electiond

2014 elections

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Races to watch in Colorado

U.S. Congress


See also: Colorado's 6th Congressional District elections, 2014

Republican incumbent Rep. Mike Coffman faces re-election in a district that is increasingly becoming more Democratic-leaning. The front-runner for the Democratic nominee to the seat is Andrew Romanoff, the former Speaker of the House for the Colorado House of Representatives.


Colorado State Legislature


See also: Colorado State Senate elections, 2014 and Colorado House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Colorado State Senate will take place in 2014. A primary election took place June 24, 2014. The general election will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 31, 2014. Heading into the election, the Democratic Party controls the chamber. The following table details the 10 districts with the smallest margin of victory in the November 6, 2012, general election.

Elections for the office of Colorado House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place June 24, 2014. The general election will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 31, 2014. Heading into the election, the Democratic Party controls the chamber. The following table details the 10 districts with the smallest margin of victory in the November 6, 2012, general election.

Elections by type

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U.S. Senate elections in Colorado

See also: United States Senate elections in Colorado, 2014 and United States Senate elections, 2014

Voters in Colorado will elect one member to the U.S. Senate in the election on November 4, 2014.

Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
March 31, 2014
June 24, 2014
November 4, 2014

Primary: Colorado is one of 21 states with a mixed primary system. The primary is considered closed, but unaffiliated voters may choose to affiliate with a party on election day in order to vote.[1]

Voter registration: Voters can register to vote in the primary by either June 2 (by mail, at a voter registration agency, voter registration drive or DMV), June 16 (online) or on election day (in-person at a voter service polling center). For the general election, voters can register November 4, 2014, through election day.[2]

See also: Colorado elections, 2014

Incumbent: The election will fill the Senate seat currently held by Mark Udall (D). Udall was first elected in 2008.

Candidates


Red padlock.png Note: The filing deadline for candidates was March 31, 2014.

General election candidates

Democratic Party Mark Udall
Republican Party Cory Gardner

June 24, 2014, primary results

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Republican Party Republican Primary

Out in assembly

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Contents
1 U.S. House of Representatives elections in Colorado
1.1 Partisan breakdown
1.2 Incumbents
1.3 List of candidates by district
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U.S. House of Representatives elections in Colorado

See also: United States House of Representatives elections in Colorado, 2014 and United States House of Representatives elections, 2014

Colorado will take place on November 4, 2014. Voters will elect seven candidates to serve in the U.S. House, one from each of the state's seven congressional districts.

Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
March 31, 2014
June 24, 2014
November 4, 2014

Primary: Colorado is one of 21 states with a mixed primary system. The primary is considered closed, but unaffiliated voters may choose to affiliate with a party on election day in order to vote.[1]

Voter registration: Voters can register to vote in the primary by either June 2 (by mail, at a voter registration agency, voter registration drive or DMV), June 16 (online) or on election day (in-person at a voter service polling center). For the general election, voters can register November 4, 2014, through election day.[2]

See also: Colorado elections, 2014


Partisan breakdown


Heading into the November 4 election, the Republican Party holds four of the seven congressional seats from Colorado.

Members of the U.S. House from Colorado -- Partisan Breakdown
Party As of August 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 3 Pending
     Republican Party 4 Pending
Total 7 7

Incumbents


Heading into the 2014 election, the incumbents for the seven congressional districts are:

Name Party District
Diana DeGette Electiondot.png Democratic 1
Jared Polis Electiondot.png Democratic 2
Scott Tipton Ends.png Republican 3
Cory Gardner Ends.png Republican 4
Doug Lamborn Ends.png Republican 5
Mike Coffman Ends.png Republican 6
Ed Perlmutter Electiondot.png Democratic 7

List of candidates by district


Red padlock.png Note: The filing deadline for candidates was March 31, 2014.

1st Congressional District

General election candidates

Democratic Party Diana DeGette
Republican Party Martin Walsh

June 24, 2014, primary results

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Republican Party Republican Primary

2nd Congressional District

General election candidates

Democratic Party Jared Polis
Republican Party George Leing

June 24, 2014, primary results

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Republican Party Republican Primary

Out in assembly

Republican Party Bob Comer
Republican Party Larry Sarner

3rd Congressional District

General election candidates

Republican Party Scott Tipton
Democratic Party Abel Tapia

June 24, 2014, primary results

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Republican Party Republican Primary

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Democratic Party Liane (Buffie) McFadyen

4th Congressional District

General election candidates

Democratic Party Vic Meyers
Republican Party Ken Buck

June 24, 2014, primary results

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Republican Party Republican Primary

5th Congressional District

General election candidates

Democratic Party Irv Halter
Republican Party Doug Lamborn

June 24, 2014, primary results

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Republican Party Republican Primary

6th Congressional District

General election candidates

Republican Party Mike Coffman
Democratic Party Andrew Romanoff

June 24, 2014, primary results

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Republican Party Republican Primary

7th Congressional District

General election candidates

Democratic Party Ed Perlmutter
Republican Party Don Ytterberg
Constitution Party Douglas Campbell

June 24, 2014, primary results

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Republican Party Republican Primary

Constitution Party American Constitution Primary

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State executive official elections in Colorado

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See also: Colorado state executive official elections, 2014 and State executive official elections, 2014
Contents
1 State executive official elections in Colorado
2 List of candidates by office
2.1 Governor
2.2 Lieutenant Governor
2.3 Attorney General
2.4 Secretary of State
2.5 Down ballot offices

Five state executive positions are up for election in 2014 in the state of Colorado.

The following offices will be elected in 2014 in Colorado:

List of candidates by office

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Governor


General Election Candidates (unofficial)

Lost in the Republican Primary

Lieutenant Governor


Attorney General


Secretary of State


Down ballot offices



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State Senate election in Colorado

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See also: Colorado State Senate elections, 2014 and State legislative elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Colorado State Senate will take place in 2014. A primary election took place June 24, 2014. The general election will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 31, 2014.

Majority control

See also: Partisan composition of state senates

Heading into the November 4 election, the Democratic Party holds the majority in the Colorado State Senate:

Colorado State Senate
Party As of August 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 18 Pending
     Republican Party 17 Pending
Total 35 35

List of candidates by district

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District 1District 2District 3District 5District 6District 7District 9District 11District 13District 15District 16District 20District 22District 24District 30District 32District 34

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State House elections in Colorado

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See also: Colorado House of Representatives elections, 2014 and State legislative elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Colorado House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place June 24, 2014. The general election will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 31, 2014.

Majority control

See also: Partisan composition of state senates

Heading into the November 4 election, the Democratic Party holds the majority in the Colorado House of Representatives:

Colorado House of Representatives
Party As of August 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 37 Pending
     Republican Party 28 Pending
Total 65 65

List of candidates by district

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District 1District 2District 3District 4District 5District 6District 7District 8District 9District 10District 11District 12District 13District 14District 15District 16District 17District 18District 19District 20District 21District 22District 23District 24District 25District 26District 27District 28District 29District 30District 31District 32District 33District 34District 35District 36District 37District 38District 39District 40District 41District 42District 43District 44District 45District 46District 47District 48District 49District 50District 51District 52District 53District 54District 55District 56District 57District 58District 59District 60District 61District 62District 63District 64District 65

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Statewide ballot measure elections in Colorado

See also: Colorado 2014 ballot measures and 2014 ballot measures

One statewide ballot question has been certified for the 2014 ballot in the state of Colorado.

On the ballot


November 4:

Type Title Subject Description
CICA Amendment 67 Abortion Recognizes unborn children as persons
CICA Amendment 68 Gambling Establishes a K-12 education fund to be funded by expanded limited gaming at horse racetracks

Potential ballot measures


Type Title Subject Description
CISS Mandatory Labeling of GMOs Initiative Business Mandates labeling of certain foodstuffs that contain genetically modified organisms
CISS School Board Open Meetings Initiative Gov't Acc Requires open school board meetings for collective bargaining negotiations

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Local ballot measure elections in Colorado

See also: Local ballot measures, Colorado and Local ballot measure elections in 2014

Elections by date


Click below for more information about local ballot measure elections on:


...click here for more 2014 Colorado local measures.


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Voting in Colorado

See also: Voting in Colorado

Important voting information

  • Colorado is one of 21 states with a mixed primary system. The primary is considered closed, but unaffiliated voters may choose to affiliate with a party on election day in order to vote.[1]
  • As of August 2014, Colorado is one of the 15 states that have implemented online voter registration. Residents can register online at this website

Voting absentee

See also: Absentee voting by state

For information about eligibility, deadlines, military and overseas voting and updates to the voting laws in Colorado, please visit our absentee voting by state page.

Voting early

See also: Early voting

Colorado is one of 34 states that has early voting with no specific requirements as to who can vote early. Early voting begins 10 days before a primary election and 15 days before a general election and ends on the day prior to election day.[28] The average number of days prior to an election that voters can cast an early ballot is 21 days in states with a definitive starting date.

Elections Performance Index

See also: Pew Charitable Trusts' Elections Performance Index

Colorado ranked 3rd out of the 50 states and District of Columbia in the Pew Charitable Trusts' Elections Performance Index (EPI), based on the 2012 elections. The EPI examines election administration performance and assigns an average percentage score based on 17 indicators of election performance. These indicators were chosen to in order to determine both the convenience and integrity of these three phases of an election: registration, voting and counting. Colorado received an overall score of 75%.[29]

See also

References

  1. Colorado Revised Statutes, "Title 1, Article 7, Section 201, Voting at primary election," accessed January 2, 2014
  2. Colorado Secretary of State Website, "Voter Registration FAQs," accessed January 3, 2014
  3. Denver Post, "Andrew Romanoff indicates he might challenge Mike Coffman in Congress," January 15, 2013
  4. The Denver Post, "Andrew Romanoff to run in Colorado's 6th Congressional District," February 3, 2013
  5. Denver Business Journal, "9News: Bob Beauprez enters Colorado governor's race," March 3, 2014
  6. Brandon Young for Colorado Facebook Page, "Timeline," accessed April 7, 2014
  7. Matthew Hess for Colorado Governor 2014 Official Campaign Website, "Homepage," accessed September 3, 2013
  8. Harry Hempy for Governor 2014 Official campaign website, "Homepage," accessed February 2, 2014
  9. Mike Dunafon for Governor 2014 Official campaign website, "Homepage," accessed April 23, 2014
  10. Jim Rundberg for Governor 2014 Official campaign website, "Homepage," accessed March 31, 2014
  11. 9news.com, "Amid flood disaster, Scott Gessler announces bid for governor," September 17, 2013
  12. The Denver Post, "Scott Gessler evaluating run for Colorado governor in 2014," May 16, 2013
  13. The Denver Post, "Former Rep. Tancredo running for Colorado governor," May 23, 2013
  14. The Denver Post, "Republican Mike Kopp to file for governor's race today," October 1, 2013
  15. Lieutenant Governor of Colorado Joseph Garcia, "Homepage," accessed September 3, 2013
  16. The Colorado Independent, "Kopp taps Vera Ortegon as lieutenant in bid for governor," June 6, 2014
  17. Brandon Young for Colorado Facebook Page, "Timeline," accessed April 7, 2014
  18. 18.0 18.1 The Denver Post, "Democrat Don Quick, former DA, to run for Colorado attorney general," February 12, 2013
  19. Don Quick for Colorado Attorney General 2014 Official Campaign Website, "Homepage," accessed September 3, 2013
  20. Cynthia Coffman for Colorado Attorney General 2014 Official Campaign Website, "Homepage," accessed September 3, 2013
  21. The Libertarian Party of Colorado's Facebook page, "Congratulations to our 2014 Libertarian Party candidates for the State of Colorado," accessed April 7, 2014
  22. The Colorado Statesman, Democrat Joe Neguse files for Secretary of State, June 27, 2013
  23. Joe Neguse for Colorado Secretary of State 2014 Official Campaign Website, "Homepage," accessed September 3, 2013
  24. Wayne Williams for Secretary of State 2014 Official campaign website, "Homepage," accessed December 5, 2013
  25. The Libertarian Party of Colorado's Facebook page, "Congratulations to our 2014 Libertarian Party candidates for the State of Colorado," accessed April 7, 2014
  26. KDVR.com, "Former Rep. Betsy Markey announces run for Colorado treasurer," June 23, 2013
  27. The Libertarian Party of Colorado's Facebook page, "Congratulations to our 2014 Libertarian Party candidates for the State of Colorado," accessed April 7, 2014
  28. Long Distance Voter, "Early Voting Rules: Colorado," accessed December 18, 2013
  29. Pew Charitable Trusts, "Election Performance Index Report," accessed April 23, 2014