Today is the chance

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Apr 122004
 
Authors: Collegian Editorial Staff

By:

Shandra Jordan

Colleen Buhrer

Kyle Endres

Willow Welter

For all the people who’ve ever said their political voices

aren’t being heard, today is the chance.

The Colorado Caucuses to select the delegates to send to the

county committee to select the candidate for the presidential

election and the U.S. Senate candidates will be held at 7 p.m.

today.

The next step is county assemblies and conventions, where the

delegates selected at the caucuses vote on county officers and

delegates and alternates for state conventions. This is the average

voter’s chance to get his or her opinion out there. By the time

voters are voting in the primaries (not presidential) and the

general election in November, their choices are already narrowed

down by the delegates.

Colorado has about 3,500 caucuses and, according to the Denver

Post, fewer than 5 percent of party voters come to the caucuses and

fewer than 5,000 of those become delegates who are responsible for

votes on the nominations. That’s a very tiny number of people

making a very important decision.

To be eligible to be a delegate in the caucus, you only have to

be a registered voter for the party and have resided in the

precinct for at least 30 days.

For more information on caucuses visit www.cologop.org

(Republican) or www.coloradodems.or g (Democrat).

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