Colorado is one of seven states that conduct “all-mail” elections, and local election officials automatically send mail ballots to every active voter ahead of Election Day. In 2020, 3,295,666 ballots were cast in Colorado, putting overall stateturnout at about 76%. Colorado voters favored Joe Biden, who won its 9 electoral votes with 55.4% of the popular vote. Colorado has historically voted for both Democrat and Republican presidential candidates, but has favored Democrats since 2008.
Colorado has a bicameral legislature with 35 senators and 65 representatives. Democrats currently hold the majority in both chambers. Governor Jared Polis (D) is eligible for re-election in 2022.