What Colorado’s 1 million-plus unaffiliated voters need to know about participating in a primary election
Colorado’s county clerks are gearing up to send out a record number of primary election ballots this week as the state’s unaffiliated voters — the largest voting bloc — get their first-ever chance to vote in a primary contest.
But with that new opportunity for the more than 1.1 million active voters not tied to a political party — thanks to the 2016 passage of Proposition 108— comes some new processes.
And if they’re not careful, unaffiliated voters’ newfound ability to vote in a primary might not count.
“The main thing we want people to know is they can participate,” said Lynn Bartels, a spokeswoman for the Colorado Secretary of State’s Office. “Before, they couldn’t participate without affiliating with one party or another.”
Read the complete details on what Colorado’s unaffiliated voters need to know from The Denver Post.