2018 PRIMARY ELECTION

REQUIREMENTS TO VOTE IN THE 2018 PRIMARY

-If you are affiliated with a party that is holding a primary election, you may vote in your party’s primary election.
-If you are unaffiliated with any party, you may participate in the primary election held by any party.
-If you are affiliated with a party that is NOT holding a primary election, and you want to participate in a primary election of another party, you must withdraw or change your affiliation on or before Tuesday, May 29.

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HOW TO VOTE IN THE PRIMARY

For Voters Affiliated with a Political Party that is Participating in the Primary Election

Every voter affiliated with a political party that is participating in the primary election will automatically receive a ballot in the mail for their party’s primary election. Fill out your ballot and either take it to a VSPC, drop-off site, or mail it back. Find your closest VSPC and drop-off sites for the primary election on our homepage.

To receive a ballot by mail, your address must be current. Check your voter registration and update your address no later than June 18 in order to receive a ballot in the mail. After June 18, you may go to any Voter Service & Polling Center (VSPC) and obtain a ballot or cast a ballot in-person.

At least one VSPC will be open in your county for the primary election starting on June 18th and ending at 7PM on June 26th. Find your closest Voter Service and Polling Center for the primary election on our homepage.

For Unaffiliated Voters

For the first time in Colorado, unaffiliated voters will be able to participate in primary elections. All unaffiliated voters will be mailed two ballots – a Democratic primary ballot and a Republican primary ballot. Unaffiliated voters may only vote and return ONE BALLOT! If you vote any or all races on more than one ballot, none of your votes will be counted. Remember: Only vote one ballot. You should destroy the ballot that you do not vote.

After filling out the one ballot you want to vote, either take it to a drop-off site or mail it back. Find your closest drop-off sites for the primary election using the map on our homepage.

If you need a replacement ballot, or if you want to vote in-person in the primary election, at least one VSPC will be open in your county for the primary election starting on June 18 and ending at 7PM on June 26th. Find your closest Voter Service & Polling Center for the primary election using the map below.

IMPORTANT: If you DO NOT WANT TO RECEIVE TWO BALLOTS, then Unaffiliated voters can declare a party preference, and receive only the ballot of their preferred party. To declare a party preference, go to www.govotecolorado.com and find your registration and declare your party preference. To receive only one ballot, you must declare your party preference on or before Tuesday, May 29th.

Any Unaffiliated voter who has declared a preference for a party that is NOT participating in the Primary Election, will receive the ballots for all major parties that ARE participating in the Primary Election.

For Voters Affiliated with a Party that is NOT Participating in the Primary Election

If you are affiliated with a political party that is NOT participating in the Primary Election, you will not receive any ballot in the mail.