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Election Information for March Caucuses

 

 

 

March 6, 2018 is Precinct Party Caucus Day!

The Prowers County Elections Division is not involved in the caucus process, for more specific information please contact the Republican Party or Democratic Party Chairman’s.

If you are unsure what party you are affiliated with, please call our office at 179-336- 8011 prior to Caucus Day or check your information at: www.govotecolorado.com

Political Party Chairman’s:  Democratic Chair, Bob Seay 719-688-3746 or bob@bobseay.com , Republican Chair, Janet Marriott 688-9062 or jmarriott@fairpoint.net

Caucuses:

What is a precinct caucus?

  • The 2018 Precinct Party Caucus Day is March 6, 2018.
  • In each even-numbered year, political parties hold their precinct caucus on the first Tuesday in March to begin the process of electing candidates to nominate in the up-coming election.
  • Registered voters of the same political party gather at their respective precinct location to select delegates to represent the precinct at the county assembly and committee officers to organize political activities for the precinct.
  • Precinct caucuses are open to the public and held throughout the state.

Who can vote in a precinct caucus? 

  • A resident of the precinct for 30 days.
  • A resident affiliated with the caucusing political party for at least 2 months before the precinct caucuses.
    • January 2, 2018 – was the last day to affiliate with the Republican or Democratic Party in order to vote in the March 6th party precinct caucus.
  • A registered voter, no later than 29 days before the caucus.
    • February 5, 2018 – was the last day to update your voter registration address to participate in the March 6th party precinct caucus. Those who are interested in serving as election judges please contact the respective party Chairman’s and add your name to the party’s election judge list.  

      What is a county assembly?

    • Party Assemblies and Conventions:
      Precinct caucus delegates gather to select candidates for the state primary election, delegates to the congressional district assemblies and delegates to the state assembly.
    • The county assembly is held no later than 25 days after the precinct caucuses.

 

What is a district assembly?

  • The district assembly selects district level delegates to the national convention. Delegates also nominate candidates for Congress, the Colorado General Assembly, the State Board of Education, the Board of Regents and District Attorneys.
  • The time and place of the district assembly is determined by the chairperson of the district committee.

What is a state assembly/convention?

  • State assembly members nominate candidates for statewide offices for the primary election ballot and delegates for the national convention.
  • The state assembly/convention is held no later than 73 days before the primary election.

The Election Department can be reached at 336-8011 for voter and election questions.   

 

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