Voters Get Word to Get Out and Vote

By: Lisa McDivitt Email
By: Lisa McDivitt Email
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Just two days left until it's Your Decision 2010, and campaigns all over the state are putting in that final push to get your vote.

With two tight races in Colorado, for Governor and U.S. Senate, candidates are doing everything they can to remind voters to cast their ballots. But some voters say they're tired of the tactics.

In the final days before the election, candidates are pounding the pavement to, as they say, get out the vote.

But the campaign trail isn't the only way voters are getting the message.

"Just a lot of flyers in the mail," said Becca.

"All day calls," said Jonielle. "Even late into the night sometimes."

Ben Flamm, with Environment Colorado, a grassroots environmental campaign, says his group goes door-to-door to hand out their information and encourage voter turnout. "If we can bring that to people face-to-face, we know that's effective," said Flamm.

Turnout during a midterm elections doesn't traditionally draw out as many voters as during a presidential election year, which is why groups are putting in the last minute leg work.

"We all know there are voters out there who have great intentions of getting to the polls," said Flamm. "But they just have a track record of not doing that during the midterms."

So, the mailings and the phone calls will likely continue until Tuesday, even if some say they don't need the reminder.

"Whether they call or not, I already plan to vote," said Jonielle. "I just find it really annoying that they constantly call."

"I just don't even look at it," said Becca of all the flyers she gets. "I throw it away because it's all a bunch of... you know."

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