Boulder County’s voter turnout for the 2022 midterms saw nearly 11,000 fewer votes than the 2018 election.
The 6.4% dip reflects trends in voter turnout for this midterm election compared to the 2018 midterms. Midterm elections tend to see fewer voters than years with presidential elections, and 2018 was a historic year for voter turnout.
There were 167,208 ballots counted in Boulder County earlier this month compared to 178,643 in 2018. That’s equal to 74.5% of active voters this year as opposed to 82.3% of active voters in 2018.
Notably, Boulder County once again beat the proportion of active voter turnout statewide, with 66.3% of active Colorado voters casting ballots. In 2018, 74.9% of active voters statewide cast a ballot.
There were 2,540,680 ballots cast in Colorado for this year’s election, compared to 2,566,784 in 2018. At about 1%, this is a less significant drop in total ballots cast compared to Boulder County.
Of the ballots cast this year in Boulder County, 44,235 came from Longmont compared to 66,648 active voters — about two-thirds of active voters in Longmont. About 14,000, or nearly a third of Longmont ballots, were collected from Longmont voters on Election Day.