The polls are open. Sporadic problems have been reported, mostly related to the late opening of a few polling places and computer glitches. Best advice, go early, dress warm for outdoor lines, have your id ready. Here’s a breakdown on Colorado voters by the numbers:

  • 850,000 voted early this year (up 75,000 from 2000.)
  • 3 million and change are registered to vote.
  • Voter turnout is expected to be 70 to 75%.
  • More than 1 million of Colorado’s 3 million registered voters are independents
  • Republicans now outnumber registered Democrats by 178,000 voters.

Voting blocks to watch:

  • Evangelical voters
  • Hispanic voters
  • Other minority voters