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More Than Half-A-Million Coloradans Voted In Primary

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Laura Palmisano

Tuesday was the final day to cast your ballot for Colorado’s 2014 primary election. 

The Secretary of State’s Office said more than 544,000 Colorado voters, a nearly 16 percent voter turnout, cast their ballots. 

Republicans Bob Beauprez and Tom Tancredo, both former Congressmen, Secretary of State Scott Gessler, and former state senate minority leader Mike Kopp vied for the chance to battle Democrat John Hickenlooper for the governor’s seat in November's general election. 

The Republican nomination for Colorado’s 4th Congressional District was also a heated race between Weld County Commissioner Barbara Kirkmeyer, Steve Laffey, state Senator Scott Renfroe, and Weld County District Attorney Ken Buck. The district covers most of Eastern Colorado. 

Republican David Cox also challenged incumbent Scott Tipton for the the state's 3rd Congressional District nomination. The 3rd District covers most of Western Colorado.

Janet Waren, a Democratic, stopped by the Delta County North Fork Annex in Hotchkiss to vote in the primary.

 “I wanted to make sure that I voted so I could represent what I believe in," Waren said. 

Lee Byram, a Republican, also stopped by the annex to vote.

“I feel that some of my rights are trying to be taken from me so I’m going to use every right that I have and so I voted," Byram said. 

People had until 7 p.m. Tuesday to vote or drop off their mail ballots at a polling station.

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