The first step in this year’s political process is the Party Precinct Caucuses, held on Tuesday, March 6. The Democratic and Republican parties will organize their respective caucus as part of their internal party functions.
Contact your party headquarters for information:
El Paso County Democratic Party: 719-473-8713
El Paso County Republican Party: 719-578-0022
The role of delegates selected at the Party Precinct Caucus:
The delegates attend the County Assembly conducted by their respective party, Democratic or Republican. It is held no later than 25 days after the Party Precinct Caucus.
They nominate candidates for county elected offices to be placed on the Primary Ballot and approve the county party platform. They also choose delegates to attend the District and State Assemblies.
To learn your precinct number:
1. Visit www.GoVoteColorado.com
2. Click “Find My Registration”
3. Enter the required information.
4. The precinct number is located under County & District Information.
The last three numbers of the ten digit number listed is the precinct
The voting process for the caucus:
A ballot is not mailed to the voter. You must attend your Party Precinct Caucus to vote.
If you are unable to attend your caucus, you may not vote early or by proxy. Contact your party for further information.
To participate and vote at the caucus, you must:
Be a resident of the precinct for at least 30 days prior to March 6, 2018 (deadline February 5).
Be registered to vote no later than 29 days before March 6, 2018 (deadline February 6).
Be affiliated with the party holding the caucus for at least 2 months before March 6, 2018 (deadline January 8).
Action that is taken at the caucus:
Elect a chair and secretary of the caucus.
Elect precinct committee persons.
Elect delegates to party county, state and congressional assemblies.
Voters not affiliated with a major political party, Democratic or Republican, may not participate in a party caucus; however, they may attend and observe.
Due to changes in the law, unaffiliated voters will be able to vote in the Primary Election on June 26, 2018. Please visit Information for Unaffiliated Voters to learn more.
Registered voters as of Jan 29, 2018 - 454,860 | 376,850 Active Voters
El Paso County Elections Department | Angie Leath, Director of Elections
Office of the clerk & Recorder, Chuck broerman