Precinct Caucus - Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What is a precinct caucus?
A. Precinct caucuses are meetings of registered voters within a precinct who are members of a major political party. One of their purposes is to elect delegates to county assembly, where they vote to decide which candidates are placed on the primary ballot. This is where Janet would most appreciate your help.
Q. Who can vote in a precinct caucus?
A. To be eligible to vote in a political party's precinct caucus a voter must be:
• A resident of the precinct for at least 22 days;
• Registered to vote no later than 22 days before the caucus; and
• Affiliated with the party holding the caucus for at least 22 days before the caucus.
To register to vote, update your party affiliation or find your precinct number go to www.GoVoteColorado.com. Under 'View or update my voter record', click 'Find my registration'.
Q. Can unaffiliated voters participate in precinct caucuses?
A. No. Although unaffiliated voters may vote in primary elections, they cannot participate in party precinct caucuses.
Q. When are precinct caucuses held?
A. Precinct caucuses will be held on Saturday March 9, 2024 at 8:30am. The caucus meetings typically last 1 to 1 ½ hours.
Q. Where are precinct caucuses located?
A. Precinct caucuses are typically held in a public place such as a school. Click here for the list of 2024 precinct caucus locations.
Q. What happens at a precinct caucus?
A. Caucus attendees elect delegates to represent the precinct at the County Assembly, State Assembly and the Third Congressional District Assembly. Each precinct will usually elect between 3 and 7 delegates. The number of delegates depends on the turnout for the last Gubernetorial election in that precinct.
Caucus attendees also elect two (2) precinct committee persons (officers who will be responsible for organizing political activities within the precinct) over the next two years. Your current precinct committee persons will run your caucus on March 9.
Throughout the caucus, candidates may stop by your precinct and say a few words. Candidates can’t make it to all 65 precincts, so sometimes attendees will speak on behalf of the candidate they are supporting.
Q. When is the county assembly held?
A. The 2024 county assembly will be held Saturday, March 30 at 9:00am at the Palisade High School Auditorium. Check in starts at 8:00am.
Q. What happens at a county assembly?
The county assembly is convened to designate county candidates for the primary election. In Colorado, this is the way candidates are placed on the ballot. Candidates must get at least 30% of the votes cast to be placed on the ballot. In 2024, delegates at the County Assembly will select candidates for the offices of District Attorney and County Commissioners in District 1 and 3.
If you'd like to be a delegate for Janet contact her at VoteJanetRowland@gmail.com