Colorado voters to decide on restoring presidential primaries or continue presidential caucus

Posted at 8:32 AM, Aug 25, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-25 10:32:21-04

DENVER -- Colorado voters will decide this fall whether to scrap the presidential caucuses and replace them with primary elections.

They'll also get to decide whether unaffiliated voters should be allowed to vote in primaries.

The Secretary of State's office announced that the two ballot measures had enough petition signatures to appear on statewide ballots.

The primary push came after Democrats and Republicans alike grumbled about March's presidential caucuses. Democrats had long lines and confusion. Republicans were miffed that they did not take a presidential preference vote.

And unaffiliated voters are now Colorado's largest voting demographic, outnumbering Democrats and outnumbering Republicans.

The ballot measures join a crowded ballot including questions on medically assisted suicide, universal health care, a higher minimum wage and a higher tobacco tax.

Register to vote and get more election information on the Colorado Secretary of State's website.


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