Pueblo County Clerk Bo Ortiz is taking advantage of two events that cross paths in September: National Voter Registration Month and the Pueblo Chili & Frijoles Festival.
Ortiz told The Pueblo Chieftain he hopes to register 500 voters during the festival, which begins Friday and continues through Sunday.
Pueblo has 90,079 active voters, according to the Colorado Secretary of State’s Office. Of that, 44 percent are Democrats, 30 percent are unaffiliated, 25 percent are Republican and the rest belong to minor parties.
Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams participated in a variety of events Tuesday as part of National Voter Registration Day. Coloradans who want to register to vote or make sure their address is correct — ballots are mailed, but not forwarded — can go to GoVoteColorado.com.