Primary voters still turn out on election day to cast ballots in Aurora

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AURORA | Many Aurora voters gave their stamp of approval to primary candidates Tuesday, June 28, without expending a stamp of postage on their mail ballot.

The Arapahoe County CentrePoint Plaza played host to dozens of voters through mid-day of the primary election who either wanted to drop off their mail ballot or fill out a ballot the old-fashioned way at the polling location — or, at least try their hand at new voting machines at an old-fashioned polling location.

Democrats in Aurora are deciding the nomination for their party’s candidate for the state Board of Education, and voters in House District 42 and Senate District 29 are both picking between two candidates in each race for the November general election. Democrats on the Adams County side of Aurora also are choosing a candidate for district attorney.

On the Republican side, the main race on Aurora ballots is the hotly contested primary for the party’s U.S. Senate nomination, which features five candidates.

All ballots must be returned to their respective clerk’s office by 7 p.m. Tuesday to be counted.