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Colorado Caucus: What to know before Saturday

Posted: 12:35 PM, Feb 24, 2020
Updated: 2020-03-06 16:54:06-05
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COLORADO — At the beginning of March, registered party voters will be able to participate in Colorado's caucus that will help elect those to Congress, state and local government positions. This is how a caucus differs from a presidential primary since voters in these elections solely focus on presidential nominations.

If you are unaffiliated, you can still participate and vote in the presidential primary election. However, you will not be able to participate in a caucus. The reason unaffiliated voters cannot be involved is because the purpose of a caucus is to have members of the political party share their preferences of a candidate running for office.

This year's caucus date will be March 7, the first Saturday of the month due to this year being a presidential election year. The deadline to register for a political party preference was in early February.

In a caucus, you will meet at a designated location along with other members of your political party and give your vote on who you would like to see on the ballot in June. To contact your political party and find out where you need to meet at for the caucus, click here.

After the caucus, whoever the members of a major political party elect will be on the ballot for the state's Primary Election in June. Once you receive your ballot and vote, you can mail it in the the Clerk and Recorder's Office or drop it off at a ballot drop-box.

To find out where the nearest ballot drop-box is for you, click here.

For more information on the 2020 elections, click here.