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.
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).