The June 26, 2018 Primary Election will determine which candidates will appear on the November 6 General Election ballot to vie for county, state and congressional seats.
Ballots will be mailed to active registered voters who are Unaffiliated or affiliated with the Democratic and Republican Party. Voters who are affiliated with a minor party (American Constitution, Green, Libertarian or Unity) will not receive a primary ballot unless their minor party decides to hold a Primary Election.
It is the first time that Unaffiliated voters will be eligible to vote in the Primary Election. This is because Colorado voters approved Proposition 108 in 2016. Unaffiliated voters will receive both the Democratic and Republican primary ballots, and may vote and return only one of the ballots.
STEPS TO VOTE
Primary ballots will be mailed to active registered voters who are Unaffiliated or affiliated with the Democratic or Republican parties. It is not yet known if any minor parties will participate in the Primary Election.
Visit www.govotecolorado.com to check that your voter registration is active and your mailing address is current. Ballots are not forwarded by the Postal Service. In order to receive a Primary Election ballot by mail, you must register to vote by June 18.
If you are currently affiliated and wish to vote in a different party's primary election, you may change parties or become unaffiliated until May 29. After this date, it is too late to request another party's ballot.
Ballots will be mailed beginning June 4 to active registered voters who are either affiliated with the Democratic or Republican Party, or who are Unaffiliated.
If you do not receive your mail ballot, please update your voter registration at www.govotecolorado.com by Monday, June 18 and one will be mailed to your new address. Ballots cannot be forwarded by the Postal Service.
After June 18, ballots are not mailed and you must to go to a Voter Service and Polling Center in order to update your registration and request a ballot.
Read all instructions with your ballot. Mark your choices by filling in the ovals with a black or blue pen. Follow the instructions to prepare and sign your return envelope.
Unaffiliated voters will receive the ballots for the Democratic and Republican parties, unless they have declared a ballot preference for a specific party. These voters may vote and return only one of the ballots. If you return more than one party’s ballot, your vote will not be counted.
Return your ballot by mail with paid postage, or deliver it to any one of our ballot box locations. Ballots must be received Arapahoe County by 7 p.m. on Election Day, June 26 to be counted. Postmarks do not count as received.
NEED VOTING ASSISTANCE?
Visit a Voter Service and Polling Center between June 18 and June 26 to register to vote, update registration, replace or request a ballot, or vote on an accessible electronic tablet.
WHAT'S ON THE BALLOT?
The June 26, 2018 Primary Election will determine which candidates will appear on the November 6 General Election ballot to vie for county, state and congressional seats. A list of candidates is not yet available.
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