National Voter Registration Day big success in Colorado

 Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams talks about voter registration on CBS4. (SOS photo)
Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams talks about voter registration on CBS4. (SOS photo)

Efforts to urge Coloradans to do their civic duty were highlighted throughout the state Tuesday on National Voter Registration Day.

Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams gave radio interviews and made TV appearances starting Monday to remind residents of the importance of registering to vote — and updating voting registrations. Colorado is a mail-ballot state and the post office will not forward your ballot. (Go to GoVoteColorado.com to make sure you are current.)

Currently there are 3 million active voters in Colorado, according to figures collected by the Secretary of State through August. September’s numbers are expected to be released next week.

Here’s a look at some of the coverage of voter registration throughout Colorado:

CBS4: Reporter Shaun Boyd melded the days event with a Coloradan registering to vote for the first time at a booth at Civic Center Park and Williams’ interview with Boyd and her colleague, Alan Gionet, for example. She pointed out Colorado has the highest percentage of registered voters in the United States. The story.

Colorado Secretary of State talks with News 13 reporter Eric Fink. (KRDO photo)
Colorado Secretary of State talks with News 13 reporter Eric Fink. (KRDO photo)

Fort Collins Coloradoan: How Facebook is changing the Colorado election. Registrations and registration updates exploded after the social media giant posted registration reminders on its news feed. The story.

Durango Herald: About 700 residents have registered to vote so far this month in La Plata County — a flurry of activity unlike any other year in the past two decades, said Clerk and Recorder Tiffany Lee Parker. The story.

Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams talks about voter registration with Fox 31's Kirk Yuknke. (SOS photo)
Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams talks about voter registration with Fox 31’s Kirk Yuknke. (SOS photo)

Fox 31: Williams told Good Day Colorado anchor  Kirk Yuhnke there is no deadline to register to vote in Colorado. You can sign up Election Day, but clerks encourage not to wait until the last minute because of the possibility of long lines. The story.

KRDO: By registering to vote early, Coloradoans can study the nine statewide issues on the ballot and check out the candidates in races in their districts, Williams told Eric Fink. The story.

The Gazette: Several places in Colorado Springs, including libraries, hosted voter-registration drives. The story.