Primary Election Day: Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Questions? Call our Election Information Hotline: 720-460-1219
Five Things to Know About This Year's Primary Elections
This year, thanks to Propositions 107 and 108, which Colorado voters approved in 2016, you no longer have to be registered as a Democrat or Republican to vote in the primary. Here's what these changes mean:
- If you are registered as a Democrat or a Republican, nothing will change for you from past primaries. Your party primary ballot will still arrive in the mail about three weeks before the June 26, 2018 primary election.
- If you are an unaffiliated voter, you will receive two ballots in the mail (unless you stated a preference ahead of time): one ballot for the Democratic primary candidates and one ballot for the Republican primary candidates. You may fill out and return only one of these two ballots. In other words, you can only vote in either the Democratic or the Republican primary. If you return both ballots, neither one will be counted.
- If you are an unaffiliated voter, voting for one party's candidates in the primary will not change your unaffiliated status or require you to do anything to reaffirm this preference.
- No matter which party you vote for in the primary, you may return your ballot just as you do in general elections: by mail, or in person up until 7 p.m. on Election Day, Tuesday, June 26, 2018, at a 24-hour drop box or a Voter Service and Polling Center. To find Voter Service and Polling Center and 24-hour drop box locations, visit Just Vote Colorado.
- The changes in voting procedures apply only to the primaries. The November general elections will happen this year exactly as they have in years past.
Still have questions? Call our Election Information Hotline: 720-460-1219