Primary Election changes shared


VALLEY — Colorado voters approved Proposition 108 in 2016, which allows unaffiliated voters (sometimes referred to as “independent” voters) to now participate in Colorado primary elections.

This year, all active unaffiliated voters will receive the Primary Election ballots for both the Democratic and Republican Parties in the mail. The voter may vote and return only one of the ballots. If a voter marks and returns more than one party’s ballot, none of their votes will be counted.

As an alternative, unaffiliated voters may update their voter registration and declare a ballot preference in advance of the Primary Election at Declaring a ballot preference does not change your unaffiliated voter registration, this option simply means you will receive just one of the major party’s ballots in the mail for this election. This option helps conserve taxpayer resources, because your county will only need to print and mail one ballot, instead of two.

The Alamosa County Elections Division asks that if voters already know which party’s primary they want to participate in, to update their voter registration by May 29, if possible. Ballots will be mailed the first week of June.

For those registered with a political party, there are no changes to the Primary Election process. The voter will get a ballot in the mail for their political party, if their party is holding a Primary Election.

For more voter and election information call 719-589-6681.