Election day in Denver in 2006 saw lines late into the night, and an uncountable number simply walking away from the polls. A lot of things have been changed to try and address that, including going back to systems less dependent on computerized systems. And it’s estimated that 35% of Coloradans have already voted by mail or early vote. But the ballot in Colorado is long this year. Seriously long. It took me about 45 minutes to vote it, and I skipped the judges. I don’t know how many minutes election officials here figured people would need when they decided how many voting booths needed to be where. I’m guessing it wasn’t 45. The rumor is this is the longest ballot in the country. We’ll be keeping an eye on things on election day to see how the system handles such a ginourmous ballot. Tune in to theuptake.org.