Primary voters still have time to affiliate, but not to infiltrate

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Hold on, Colorado. You’re not done voting yet.

Colorado voters have made their presidential preferences known at caucuses and state conventions, but they still need to weigh in on state and local races, like Republican candidates for U.S. Senate and Democratic candidates for Denver District Attorney. The primary is set for June 28, and only voters affiliated with a party can participate.

If you aren’t currently affiliated, you have until Election Day to choose a party, but only until June 20 if you want to receive a mail-in ballot. If you miss the June 20 deadline, you can still vote in person.

“I Voted” stickers. (Joe Hall/Flickr)

“I Voted” stickers. (Joe Hall/Flickr)

If you are affiliated — if you’re currently a Republican or a Democrat — and you want to change sides to vote in the other party’s primary, too bad. The deadline to change parties and still vote in the primary was May 31.

You can check your registration, find a sample ballot and see a list of in-person voting locations by going to GoVoteColorado.com. Make sure your address is correct because the U.S. Postal Service does not forward ballots.

You should also check your registration if you used the online voter registration system optimized for mobile phones between Nov. 7, 2015, and March 4, 2016. The “next” and “submit” buttons weren’t visible on the last two pages, and some voters might not realize they didn’t complete the transaction. (You should also have heard by mail from the Colorado Secretary of State or your county clerk if this applies to you.)

Primary ballots will be mailed starting Monday, June 6.

 

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