The Green Papers: Colorado 2022 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
✓ Primary: Tuesday 28 June 2022
✓ General Election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
Tuesday 15 March 2022 - Filing Deadline - Primary .
Monday 4 April 2022 - Filing Deadline - Minor Parties .
Friday 22 April 2022 - Filing Deadline - Primary Write-in .
Tuesday 28 June 2022 - Primary . Polling hours 7:00a-7:00p MDT (1300-0100 UTC). Colorado votes mostly by mail.
Thursday 14 July 2022 - Filing Deadline - Unaffiliated candidate nomination petition .
Thursday 21 July 2022 - Filing Deadline - Write-in .
Tuesday 8 November 2022 - General Election . Polling hours 7:00a-7:00p MST (1400-0200 UTC). Colorado votes mostly by mail.
 
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 2 and 3)
Governor:1 
2020 Census:5,782,171 (1.87% of 309,785,186)
2024, 2028 Electoral Votes:10(1.86% of 538)
2022-2030 Representatives:8(1.84% of 435)
2010 Census:5,044,930 (1.63% of 309,785,186)
2012, 2016, 2020 Electoral Votes:9(1.67% of 538)
2012-2020 Representatives:7(1.61% of 435)
Capital:Denver
 

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Colorado State and Local Government


Unaffiliated voters can participate in the primary without choosing to be a member of a particular party. If a person votes both the Republican and Democratic ballot, neither one will count.

Ballot qualified parties in Colorado are: Approval Voting, Democratic, Republican, Libertarian, Green, Constitution, and Unity.

Candidates may obtain ballot access by gathering petition signatures or by receiving the support of at least 30% of the delegates at their party's assembly.


Election Calendars from the Colorado Secretary of State.

2022 Primary Election Petition Candidates from the Colorado Secretary of State.

2022 Primary Candidate List from the Colorado Secretary of State.

28 June 2022 Primary returns from an official source, results from a media source, results from a media source.

2022 General Election Candidates with approved petition formats from the Colorado Secretary of State.

2022 General Election Candidates Who Filed Write-in Affidavits from the Colorado Secretary of State.

2022 Official General Election candidate list from the Colorado Secretary of State.

8 November 2022 returns from the Colorado Secretary of State.

 
           

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 117th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 2 Democratic Senator  John W. Hickenlooper
Previously served as Colorado Governor, first elected: 2010; re-elected: 2014. First elected to the U.S. Senate: 2020
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2026

Class 3
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Senator  Michael Farrand Bennet
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2022
Appointed to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Senator Ken Salazar on 21 January 2009 after entering upon his duties as Secretary of the Interior; appointed 21 January 2009 and sworn 22 January 2009. First elected: 2010, re-elected: 2016.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
Renominated
 Candidate list (5, 4 write-ins)
  Elected Democratic 1,397,170 55.88% Senator  Michael Farrand Bennet
FEC S0CO00211; 19 Oct 22; Tot $19,565,220; Dsb $17,101,306
  Candidate Republican 1,031,693 41.27% Joseph Matthew "Joe" O'Dea
FEC S2CO00241; 19 Oct 22; Tot $7,322,911; Dsb $6,853,557
  Candidate Libertarian 43,534 1.74% Brian Scott Peotter
FEC S2CO00316
  Candidate Unity 16,379 0.66% Tijani R. "T.J." Cole
FEC S2CO00324
  Candidate Approval Voting 11,354 0.45% Frank Fisher Atwood
FEC S2CO00308
  Candidate Write-in; (Unaffiliated)     Tom Harvey
FEC S2CO00332
  Candidate Write-in; (Unaffiliated)     Robert Messman
FEC S2CO00340
  Candidate Write-in; (Unaffiliated)     Joanne Rock
FEC S2CO00357
  Candidate Write-in; (Libertarian)     John Carleton Rutledge
FEC S2CO00365
Total 2,500,130 100.00%  
 4 April 2019: Senator Michael F. Bennet announced he has prostate cancer. The prognosis is good.

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms, All Governors

Chair up for regular election Democratic Governor  Jared Polis
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2022
First elected: 2018
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.
Renominated
 Candidate list (5, 2 write-ins)
  Elected Democratic 1,468,481 58.53% Governor  Jared Polis
for Lieutenant Governor: Lieutenant Governor Dianne Primavera
  Candidate Republican 983,040 39.18% University of Colorado Regent  Heidi Ganahl
for Lieutenant Governor: Danny Moore
  Candidate Libertarian 28,939 1.15% Kevin Ruskusky
for Lieutenant Governor: Michele Poague
  Candidate American Constitution 21,623 0.86% Danielle Neuschwanger
for Lieutenant Governor: Darryl Gibbs
  Candidate Unity 6,687 0.27% Paul Noël Fiorino
for Lieutenant Governor: Cynthia Munhos De Aquino Sirianni
  Candidate Write-in; (Unaffiliated)     Zachary Varon
for Lieutenant Governor: Sean Hoyt
  Candidate Write-in; (Unaffiliated)     Paul Willmon
for Lieutenant Governor: Kathren May
Total 2,508,770 100.00%  

Lieutenant Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Elected on a ticket- and nominated- with the Governor

Seat up for regular election Democratic Lieutenant Governor Dianne Primavera
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
Renominated

117th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2022, 2024. No Term Limit. 117th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
4 Democratic (3 Renominated, 1 Open);
3 Republican (3 Renominated)

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 1
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  Diana L. DeGette
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2022
First elected: 1996
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
Renominated
 Candidate list (3, 1 write-in) - 118th Congress
  Elected Democratic 226,929 80.30% Member of Congress  Diana L. DeGette
FEC H6CO01141; 28 Nov 22; Tot $1,144,978; Dsb $1,027,804
  Candidate Republican 49,529 17.53% Jennifer Qualteri
FEC H2CO01215
  Candidate Libertarian 6,157 2.18% John C. Kittleson
FEC H2CO01249
  Candidate Write-in; (Green)     Iris Rhiannon Aurora Boswell
FEC H2CO01223
Total 282,615 100.00%  

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 2
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  Joseph "Joe" Neguse
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2022
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
Renominated
 Candidate list (5) - 118th Congress
  Elected Democratic 244,107 69.98% Member of Congress  Joseph "Joe" Neguse
FEC H8CO02160; 19 Oct 22; Tot $2,192,271; Dsb $1,233,282
  Candidate Republican 97,700 28.01% Marshall Dawson
FEC H2CO02205; 19 Oct 22; Tot $48,233; Dsb $23,226
  Candidate Colorado Center Party 2,876 0.82% Stephen Andrew "Steve" Yurash
FEC H2CO02197; 28 Nov 22; Tot $31,594; Dsb $41,312
  Candidate American Constitution 2,188 0.63% Gary L. Nation
FEC H2CO02213
  Candidate Unity 1,968 0.56% Tim Wolf
FEC H2CO02221
Total 348,839 100.00%  

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 3
Seat up for regular election
Republican Member of Congress  Lauren Boebert
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2022
First elected: 2020
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
Renominated
 Candidate list (2, 3 write-ins) - 118th Congress
  Elected Republican 163,842 50.08% Member of Congress  Lauren Boebert
FEC H0CO03165; 19 Oct 22; Tot $6,694,007; Dsb $6,436,906
  Candidate Democratic 163,292 49.92% former Aspen City Council Member Adam Frisch
18 November 2022: Conceded.

FEC H2CO03351; 19 Oct 22; Tot $5,220,044; Dsb $4,476,627
  Candidate Write-in; (Unaffiliated)     Kristin Elise Skowronski
FEC H2CO03310; 31 Mar 22; Tot $5,000; Dsb $4,954
  Candidate Write-in; (Unaffiliated)     Richard "Turtle" Tetu
FEC H8CO03259
  Candidate Write-in; (Republican; Unaffiliated)     Marina Zimmerman
FEC H2CO03260; 31 Mar 22; Tot $51,287; Dsb $42,385
Total 327,134 100.00%  

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 4
Seat up for regular election
Republican Member of Congress  Kenneth R. "Ken" Buck
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2022
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
Renominated
 Candidate list (3) - 118th Congress
  Elected Republican 216,024 60.94% Member of Congress  Kenneth R. "Ken" Buck
FEC H4CO04090; 19 Oct 22; Tot $1,488,791; Dsb $1,202,388
  Candidate Democratic 129,619 36.56% Isaac Ian "Ike" McCorkle
FEC H0CO04197; 19 Oct 22; Tot $283,486; Dsb $243,222
  Candidate American Constitution 8,870 2.50% Ryan James McGonigal
FEC H2CO02171
Total 354,513 100.00%  

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 5
Seat up for regular election
Republican Member of Congress  Douglas L. "Doug" Lamborn
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2022
First elected: 2006
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
Renominated
 Candidate list (4, 1 write-in) - 118th Congress
  Elected Republican 155,528 55.95% Member of Congress  Douglas L. "Doug" Lamborn
FEC H6CO05159; 19 Oct 22; Tot $486,023; Dsb $672,298
  Candidate Democratic 111,978 40.29% Santiago David "David" Goenaga-Torres
aka David Torres

FEC H2CO05141; 19 Oct 22; Tot $24,552; Dsb $15,210
  Candidate Libertarian 7,079 2.55% Brian Flanagan
FEC H2CO05265
  Candidate American Constitution 3,370 1.21% Christopher Mitchell
FEC H2CO05182; 30 Sep 22; Tot $100; Dsb $4
  Candidate Write-in; (Unaffiliated)     Matthew "Matt" Feigenbaum
FEC H2CO05232
Total 277,955 100.00%  

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 6
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  Jason Crow
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2022
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
Renominated
 Candidate list (3) - 118th Congress
  Elected Democratic 170,140 60.60% Member of Congress  Jason Crow
FEC H8CO06229; 19 Oct 22; Tot $2,583,281; Dsb $2,132,315
  Candidate Republican 105,084 37.43% Steven Edward Monahan
FEC H2CO06214; 19 Oct 22; Tot $216,950; Dsb $209,738
  Candidate Libertarian 5,531 1.97% Eric C. Mulder
FEC H2CO06180; 25 Nov 22; Tot $5,060; Dsb $5,257
Total 280,755 100.00%  

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 7
Seat up for regular election
Open
Democratic Member of Congress  Edwin G. "Ed" Perlmutter
First elected: 2006
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
Open Seat - 10 January 2022: "After much thought and consideration, I have decided not to run for reelection...."
 ** Open Seat (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list (4, 1 write-in) - 118th Congress
  Elected Democratic 204,984 56.39% state Senator  Brittany Louise Pettersen
FEC H8CO07045; 19 Oct 22; Tot $2,662,980; Dsb $2,265,596
  Candidate Republican 150,510 41.40% Erik Aadland
FEC H2CO07170; 19 Oct 22; Tot $1,339,948; Dsb $1,290,995
  Candidate Libertarian 6,187 1.70% Ross Klopf
FEC H2CO07220
  Candidate Unity 1,828 0.50% Critter Milton
  Candidate Write-in; (Unaffiliated)     JP Lujan
FEC H2CO07238
Total 363,509 100.00%  

No Incumbent - New Seat in 118th Congress / 2020 apportionment - First election in 2022
CD 8
Seat up for regular election
 
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
  Elected Democratic 114,377 48.38% state Representative  Yadira Caraveo
FEC H2CO08020; 19 Oct 22; Tot $3,155,045; Dsb $2,561,002
  Candidate Republican 112,745 47.69% state Senator  Barbara "Barb" Kirkmeyer
FEC H2CO08079; 19 Oct 22; Tot $1,372,125; Dsb $1,251,739
  Candidate Libertarian 9,280 3.93% Richard Ward
FEC H2CO08152
  Candidate Write-in; (Colorado Center Party)     Timothy Louis "Tim" Long
FEC H2CO08145; 06 Dec 22; Tot $9,622; Dsb $8,401
Total 236,402 100.00%  

Secretary of State  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022

Seat up for regular election Democratic Secretary of State  Jena Griswold
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2022
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
Renominated
 Candidate list (6)
  Elected Democratic 1,369,040 55.10% Secretary of State  Jena Griswold
  Candidate Republican 1,045,582 42.08% former Jefferson County Clerk Pam Anderson
  Candidate Libertarian 36,485 1.47% Bennett Rutledge
  Candidate American Constitution 17,602 0.71% Amanda Campbell
  Candidate Unity 11,458 0.46% Gary Swing
  Candidate Approval Voting 4,591 0.18% Jan Kok
Total 2,484,758 100.00%  

Treasurer  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022

Seat up for regular election Democratic Treasurer  David "Dave" Young
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2022
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
Renominated
 Candidate list (3)
  Elected Democratic 1,312,705 53.67% Treasurer  David "Dave" Young
  Candidate Republican 1,052,337 43.03% former state Representative Lang Sias
  Candidate Libertarian 80,770 3.30% Anthony J. Delgado
Total 2,445,812 100.00%  

Attorney General  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022

Seat up for regular election Democratic Attorney General  Philip "Phil" Weiser
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2022
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
Renominated
 Candidate list (3, 1 write-in)
  Elected Democratic 1,349,133 54.74% Attorney General  Philip "Phil" Weiser
  Candidate Republican 1,060,866 43.04% John Kellner
  Candidate Libertarian 54,557 2.21% William F. "Bill" Robinson, III
  Candidate Write-in; (Unaffiliated)     Stanley Charles Thorne
Total 2,464,556 100.00%  
 

Political Parties    Parties appear in parenthesis and italics when a candidate receives the endorsement of a given Party and/or official sources indicate a candidate's association with a particular Party but only where the Party in question does not appear on the actual ballot as such.

Major Parties   Those parties which received electoral votes through winning a plurality of a state's [or the District of Columbia's] popular vote in any presidential election between 1984 and 2016. See Classification of Political parties.
  Democratic (affiliates): 11 incumbents, 13 candidates
  Republican: 3 incumbents, 14 candidates
Major Third Parties   Any Party, other than a Major Party, receiving a minimum of 15/100ths of 1 percent of the nationwide popular vote in any presidential election between 1984 and 2016. See Classification of Political parties.
  American Constitution (affiliate of Constitution): 5 candidates
  Constitution (affiliates)
  Green (affiliates): 1 candidate
  Libertarian: 11 candidates
Other Third Parties
  America First
  Approval Voting: 2 candidates
  Colorado Center Party: 2 candidates
  Justice Party
  Right to Life
  Unity: 5 candidates
Independents
  Unaffiliated: 11 candidates
Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable
  Write-in: 14 candidates
 
Candidates running under the banner of more than one party are counted towards each party's total. A candidate who has lost a primary or is apparently no longer a candidate is not counted.

Notes

Candidates for office appear on this page in italics where 'The Green Papers' does not yet have independent confirmation from a legal election authority that the person has been officially certified to appear on the ballot.

Primary dates marked "presumably" and polling times marked "reportedly" are based on unofficial or estimated data (especially as regards local variations from a jurisdictionwide statutory and/or regulatory standard) and are, thereby, subject to change.

"FEC" indicates the Federal Election Commission (FEC) Campaign Finance Summary.

When available, we post each candidate's FEC identification number, the date of their most recently filed Report of Receipts and Disbursements, their "Tot" [Total Receipts (contributions received or what came in: FEC Form 3, Line 16, Column B)] and their "Dsb" [Total Disbursements (expenditures or what was spent: FEC Form 3, Line 23, Column B)]. A link is provided to the Federal Election Commission's Summary Report for those who might wish to explore the details.

If a candidate raises or spends $5,000 or less, he or she is not subject to FEC reporting requirements.


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Election Authority
  Colorado Secretary of State
  Colorado Secretary of State - Elections Center
  Secretary of State - Elections & Voting
Legislature   Links to State Legislatures
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Democratic
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Republican
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Third Party
  America First Party of Colorado
  American Constitution Party of Colorado
  Colorado Affiliate Of The Constitution Party
  Colorado Center Party
  Colorado Right to Life
  Justice Party of Colorado
  Libertarian Party of Colorado
  The Green Party of Colorado
  The Unity Party of Colorado
Media & others
  Aspen Daily News
  Aurora Daily Sun & Sentinel
  BizWest - Boulder
  Colorado Daily - Boulder
  Colorado Political News - ColoradoPols.com
  Colorado Politics, News and Inside Information
  Criag Daily Press
  Delta County Independent
  Denver Post
  Glenwood Springs Post Independent
  Greeley Tribune
  Gunnison Country Times
  Haxtun-Fleming Herald
  Lamar Daily News
  Mineral County Miner
  Monte Vista Journal
  Montrose Daily Press
  Pine River Times - Bayfield
  Politics1.com - Colorado
  Pueblo Chieftain
  Rifle Citizen Telegram
  Rio Blanco Herald Times
  Rocky Mountain News - Denver
  Summit Daily News - Frisco
  The Aspen Times
  The Canyon Courier - Evergreen
  The Colorado Independent - Denver
  The Coloradoan - Fort Collins
  The Crested Butte News
  The Daily Camera - Boulder
  The Daily Sentinel - Grand Junction
  The Daily Times-Call - Longmont
  The Durango Herald
  The Fort Morgan Times
  The Gazette - Colorado Springs
  The Herald Democrat - Leadville
  The Journal Advocate - Sterling
  The Mountain Mail - Salida
  The Mountain-Ear - Nederland
  Times-Call - Longmont
  Vail Daily

 


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