Voters Must be Affiliated with a Political Party to Participate in Precinct Caucuses March 1st
Voters planning on participating in the selection of the presidential candidates that will face off in the November general election must declare their party affiliation in the coming weeks. Monday, January 4th is the last day to affiliate with the Republican Party, Democratic Party, or American Conservative Party (ACP) in order to vote in the March 1st Party precinct caucuses.
Since Colorado is a caucus state, only voters who have affiliated with a political party by by the January 4th deadline will be able to participate in the precinct caucuses that select who Colorado chooses for the party's nomination later in 2016.
Affiliated voters are required to participate in person at the precinct caucuses to be held in Pitkin County on March 1, 2016. The Republican caucus will be held at Aspen High School, Democrats at Aspen Middle School at times to be announced.
Party affiliation can be accomplished online at www.pitkinvotes.com with a Colorado driver’s license or identification card. Voters who do not have a driver’s license or ID card may download the Colorado Voter Registration Form and return it to the Pitkin County Clerk and Recorder’s office by mail, email, or in person at 530 E. Main Street, Aspen, CO 81611. Mailed in registration forms must be postmarked by January 4, 2016. Forms may be emailed to email@example.com.
The State of Colorado conducts the statewide primary election on June 28, 2016 including the U.S. and Colorado Representatives and local elected offices. State primaries do not include the office of the President.
Statewide primary election voters may affiliate up to and on Election Day. Affiliated voters may switch political parties up to 30 days before Election Day. Because Pitkin County is a home rule charter county, unaffiliated voters may also vote on local primary races without having to declare political party affiliation.