February 6, 2020
Presidential primary ballots in the mail Feb. 10
State is holding first such election since 2000, following the passage of Prop. 107
Colorado’s registered Democratic, Republican and unaffiliated voters are soon receiving ballots for the 2020 Presidential Primary Election. In 2016, voters supported Proposition 107 by a margin of 64 to 36 percent, returning the presidential primary to Colorado in presidential election years for the first time since 2000. Garfield County is mailing 32,289 ballots out on February 10 for the election, which takes place on “Super Tuesday,” March 3.
Unaffiliated voters are receiving both Democratic and Republican ballots, though only one may be filled out and returned. If an unaffiliated voter returns more than one ballot, it is rejected and will not count. If a voter is age 17 at the time of the presidential primary and will be 18 before the 2020 presidential election, they will receive a presidential primary ballot and may vote.
Residents who are registered with minor political parties are not receiving ballots, as no minor parties are participating in the presidential primary this year. All ballots must be received by 7 p.m. on March 3 to be counted, and Feb. 24 is the last day ballots can be mailed to voters. After that date, voters must appear in person at a voting center to obtain a ballot.
Ballot drop-off sites are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week in Carbondale, Glenwood Springs and Rifle. Voter Service and Polling Centers (VSPCs) are available in Glenwood Springs and Rifle starting Feb. 24, as well as on Saturday, Feb. 29, for in-person early voting. Polling locations are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Super Tuesday across the county.
Information on all voting locations and times is available online at garfield-county.com/clerk-recorder/elections.
Voters should make sure their information, such as mailing addresses, are correct online at govotecolorado.gov. They can also text CO to 28683 (to vote) to check their voter registration on a smart phone. Garfield County voters can request replacement ballots at any VSPC or by calling (970) 384-3700, ext. 1770.