2012 Election Snapshots
Over the past several months, Pew collected data about the 2012 presidential election from nearly every state and the District of Columbia. We used the findings to create a snapshot of each jurisdiction, focusing on how many people voted, how long they waited to cast their ballots, how they cast them, and how many ballots were not counted. These snapshots will be released over the coming months, five at a time, and the Election Data Dispatches will take a closer look at the latest snapshots each week.
More than 80 percent of all voters in Colorado cast their ballots early in last year’s general election, and most did so by mail.
Legislation passed this year requiring that all voters receive mail ballots, while preserving the option to vote in person on Election Day, could increase this percentage in future elections.