Miranda Reyes of Limon, casts her ballot at the Lincoln County Courthouse on November 6, 2012, in Hugo, Colorado. (Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
- Nov 27:
- DA wants recount of November election
- Nov 26:
- Más difícil que nuevo Congreso logre pactos en Estados Unidos
- Nov 16:
- Médico demócrata gana a republicano en California
- Justice official: Register voters automatically
- Nov 14:
- Despite what they say, voters favor local taxes
- Nov 12:
- Elecciones reflejan cambio del rostro de EEUU
- Nov 10:
- Face of US changing; elections to look different
- Celebridades latinas festejan el triunfo de Obama
- Nov 9:
- With burgeoning political clout, Latinos press agenda
- Nov 7:
- Pot votes in 2 states challenge U.S. drug war
- Tras reelección, Obama enfrenta tareas urgentes
- EEUU vota sobre bodas gay, marihuana e inmigración
- Hickenlooper reaching out to feds on Colorado marijuana legalization
- Colorado attorney general Suthers says he will respect marijuana measure
- Latinos nacidos en Commerce City llegan a la legislatura estatal
- Sondeo: Obama mantiene voto hispano
- Obama gana la reelección
- Colorado voters support Obama, recreational pot
- Nov 6:
- Obama powers to re-election despite weak economy
- Obama takes commanding lead
- Colorado measure legalizing marijuana passes
- Projection: Obama wins Colorado
- Tea party darling Cruz wins Texas' US Senate race
- Senado tiene tres latinos por primera vez
- Polis wins third term in the traditionally Democratic 2nd district
- A qué prestarle atención en el Día de las Elecciones en Colorado
- Hispanos salen a votar con la esperanza de hacerse escuchar
- Evalúan desempeño de jueces sujetos a retención por votación
- Thousands of Colorado mail ballots rejected for signature issues
- What to watch for on Election Day in Colorado
- Nov 5:
- Obama leads; Romney with chance in electoral race
- Nov 1:
- Joe Miklosi: Vows to hold fast to his desire to 'serve the people'
- Mike Coffman: Aurora roots 'play to my strengths'
- Obama and Romney: Where they stand on the issues
- Oct 31:
- Hispanos desencantados con los republicanos
- Volunteers a personal touch to campaigns
- Oct 25:
- Eliseo Medina: Latinos we need to turn out to vote
- Oct 24:
- Obama immigration stance locks in Hispanic support
- Oct 19:
- Obama y Romney pasan a las risas en la cena
- Oct 17:
- Healthcare law still a divisive matter
- Oct 15:
- Craig Romney: Debemos ganar respeto de hispanos
- Oct 11:
- Why it matters: Immigration
- Inmigración: Punto importante en campaña presidencial
- Oct 10:
- Ninguno de los candidatos deslumbró a los latinos
- Ninguno de los candidatos deslumbró a los latinos
- Obama looks to regroup Romney appears confident
- Oct 5:
- Jobs report gives Obama much-needed boost
- Romney se mueve hacia el centro
- Oct 4:
- Social media renders rapid judgment on debate
- Study shows Colorado Latinos are concerned about education
- Oct 3:
- Mitt Romney comes on strong against President Obama in University of Denver Debate
- Sep 28:
- Obama habla de empleo y Romney de seguridad
- Colorado GOP fires voter registration firm after fraud allegations
- Sep 25:
- El campus de la Universidad de Denver se prepara para el primer debate presidencial
- Sep 24:
- Republicans look for voter fraud, find little
- Republicanos buscan fraude electoral; hallan poco
- Romney intenta pasar página después de dura semana
- Romney refocuses on the economy at Jefferson County rally
- Sep 21:
- Obama: Medicare y Seguro Social no son "dádivas"
- Ramos decidido a "desenmascarar" a candidatos
- Romney plans Pueblo rally Monday after Jefferson County on Sunday
- Sep 20:
- Romney dice que no ordenará redadas de inmigrantes
- Foro hispano centra campaña electoral en EEUU
- Obama: Mayor fracaso, falta de reforma migratoria
- Sep 17:
- Romney y Obama intensifican contienda electoral
- Mitt Romney secret video: Nearly half 'believe they are victims'
- Sep 16:
- Pueblo airport plane crash cancels Romney rally, Obama event
- Sep 14:
- Obama tied with Romney in Colorado in Denver Post poll
- Biden: Hispanos serán principal fuerza política
- Sep 12:
- In Golden, Obama vows "no act of terror will go unpunished"
- Obama addresses terror attack to fight for middle class in Jefferson County
- Sep 11:
- NCLR registra a miles de votantes hispanos en Colorado
- Aug 30:
- Obama-Biden 35 puntos sobre Romney-Ryan
- Aug 29:
- President Obama to hold campaign event in Boulder
- CU analysis: Romney wins presidency because of economy
- 88% of challenged Colorado voters are U.S. citizens, check shows
- Hispanos, una gran fuerza sin voz en el gobierno
- Hispanic voters projected to make up 8% of Colorado electorate
Polls have opened for Election Day in the swing state of Colorado for the final day for voting for the presidential race and several statewide and local races.
Polls show the presidential race is a toss up, though President Barack Obama has a slight edge over challenger Mitt Romney in the latest Denver Post poll.
Due to early voting and mail ballots, many Coloradans already have cast their vote. The secretary of state's figures show that 675,797 Republicans, 642,834 Democrats and 534,012 unaffiliated voters had turned in ballots.
Photos: 2012 Election Day in Colorado
Voters will also decide whether to legalize recreational use and retail sales of marijuana, three competitive congressional races and control of the state legislature.
Additionally, several cities and school districts, including Denver, are asking voters to approve bonding and tax measures.
With lines forming at polling stations early, at least one in Jefferson County — the one swing county said to be the most likely to decide Colorado's direction in this election — was off to a rocky start .
Several people were turned away at Columbine Library, 7706 W. Bowles Ave., in Littleton after poll workers were unable to find the voter's names on the registration list. Jim Mitchell of Littleton said he's been voting at the site for years and never had a problem until now.
"Apparently they have the wrong registration book," said Mitchell. "We have to go to a different place."
Chuck Welle of Lakewood left the site before he was able to vote because the lines were getting long. He said he wasn't necessarily frustrated and would come back at lunch time.
"I gotta vote," said Welle. "It's my right."
Littleton resident David Ahl waited about 15 minutes before poll workers finally found his name in the registration book.
"It was pretty testy in there for a second," Ahl said. "People were very impatient. But they finally figured it out."
Josh Parsons of Morrison was turned away after he was told he was in the wrong precinct. He said he was frustrated, "to say the very least."
"I'm not even sure where I'm supposed to go now," said Parsons.
By about 8 a.m., poll workers at the site said they had the situation under control. They said they had the right registration book all along, but that the voters' names were organized in a way that was confusing.
In Arapahoe County, another contentious county for Colorado, five voting machines were down at Mrachek Middle School in Aurora and only one poll worker was on duty for the provisional ballot line, causing a wait times of two hours at the beginning of the day.
Wanda Ramey, a volunteer with the League of Women Voters who was there handing out surveys to voters, said nine voters had left without voting this morning because of the long lines.
"It was torture but it was alright," said voter Lisa Vasquez of Aurora. "There's only one person moving like molasses and you couldn't fill it (the provisional ballot) out in line."
Matt Crane, a deputy of elections, said the downed machines were not a problem because there was no wait for machines and that more resources were going to the provisional ballot line, though it was still long.
Arapahoe voters were seeing long lines at Faith Presbyterian Church, 11373 E. Alameda Ave., in Aurora, but not so many hiccups.
The lines were about 30-40 people deep just after the polls opened.
"We gotta get back in the swing of things," said lead machine judge Virginia Fuehrer.
Poll watcher Michael Alper said poll workers didn't run the paper tape record on a few of the machines when they logged them in, but the machines showed zero votes recorded before people voted, so he wasn't worried.
Michael Townsend, of Aurora, who prefers voting on Election Day, said his voting experience went a bit smoother this year than in previous years past.
"There's chaos to every Election Day, but this was pretty straightforward." Townsend said.
Lavelle Burnham of Aurora said her experience with the machines was "quick and efficient" as she was trying to get in as early as possible for work.
She added: "I think if you don't vote, you don't have a right."