We have a busy – and confusing – presidential election year coming up! Colorado decided to hold Presidential Primaries, rather than caucuses, so that more people could participate AND so that Colorado would be early enough in the decision-making season to have more influence. However (weirdly), there will still be caucuses for non-Presidential candidates – like for Colorado’s US Senate seat –  AND a primary for non-Presidential candidates as well.

Don’t worry, everyone’s confused. Look at this way: YOU really DO get to vote more than just one time!

February 7 – Last day to affiliate or change affiliation to a major party if you wish to caucus on March 7.

February 10 – Ballots for Primary Mailed

March 3 – Presidential Primary Ballots DUE

All registered voters (as of February 3) will receive a presidential primary ballot. Democrats will receive one for Dem nominees; Unaffiliated voters will receive two (D and R) but may vote only one.

March 7 – Caucus – Meet your neighbors! Precinct Map here.

  • Races may include US Senate (Dems vying for Cory Gardner’s seat!)
  • US House CD3 (Dems vying for Scott Tipton’s seat!)
  • La Plata County Board of County Commissioners
    • Caucus locations TBD – check back after November 2019.

March 28 – La Plata County Assembly

  • Location: 130 Noble Hall, FLC

April 18 – State Assembly

May 2 – LPEA Election BALLOTS DUE

June 8 – Non-presidential Primary Ballots Mailed

June 30 – Primary for non-Presidential candidates still under consideration: US Senate, Local races

October 9 – Ballots MAILED


Full, official Calendar here.