Feb. 12 affiliation deadline for March 5 Presidential Primary Election; ballots mailed the week of Feb. 12

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Regina O’Brien

Eagle County Clerk & Recorder



Feb. 5, 2024 - March 5 is the Presidential Primary Election for both the Democratic and Republican parties. Ballots will be mailed to active, eligible voters the week of Feb. 12.  

Colorado does not have a voter registration deadline, but there is a party affiliation deadline for the Presidential Primary if a voter is already registered with a party. To vote in the Presidential Primary, a voter must register as a Democrat, Republican, or Unaffiliated. 

Affiliation Deadline: Feb. 12 is the deadline to change party affiliation to vote in the Presidential Primary. Voters can change their party affiliation by updating their voter registration at www.GoVoteColorado.gov and clicking on “Find my Registration,” and then “Edit” to change party affiliation.

Major Party Affiliated Voters: Voters registered by Feb. 12 as Democrats will receive only the Democratic Party ballot. Voters registered by Feb. 12 as Republicans will receive only the Republican Party ballot.

Unaffiliated Voters: Unaffiliated voters will be mailed both major party ballots (Democratic and Republican) but can only vote and return one ballot. If both ballots are voted and returned, neither ballot will count.

Minor Party Affiliated Voters: Voters registered by Feb. 12 with a minor party will not be mailed a ballot, as minor parties are not participating in the Presidential Primary Election.

The last day to register to vote or update your registration to receive a replacement ballot by mail is Feb. 26. Voters who change their registration after Feb. 26 must visit a vote center to obtain a ballot. Services available at vote centers include: voter registration (up to and including Election Day, March 5), ballot drop off boxes, accessible voting, in-person voting (English or Spanish), and replacement ballots. The County Clerk’s Office must receive ballots by 7 p.m. on Election Day. Postmarks do not count.

For more information on Colorado’s Presidential Primary, please visit www.eaglecounty.us/vote.

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