Save the Date: March 1, 2016 (Super Tuesday)

Submitted by Jose Torres-Vega on February 18, 2016 - 5:26pm



We will be voting in November for our next President. As people with disabilities, our voice will not be represented unless we vote.  Choosing who will be our next President is going to have an enormous impact on our lives for the next four years.  The President will also choose Supreme Court Justices and make important decisions that will impact health care and Medicaid.  


Of course, it’s important to vote in November, but by then the Democratic and Republican Conventions will have been held and the field narrowed.  Be involved now to help pick who will be on the November ballot.  Attending our parties’ caucuses is a great opportunity to use your voice.

Caucuses are the first step each political party takes in selecting the party nominee. Individuals who live in the same neighborhood or geographical area and are either registered Democrats or Republicans meet to decide which candidate from their political party is best.  At these meetings, individuals are chosen to represent the area at the County Assembly and Convention.


Who can vote in a precinct caucus?

In order to vote in any precinct caucus of a political party, a voter must be:

  • A resident of the precinct for at least 30 days
  • Registered to vote no later than 29 days before the caucus
  • Affiliated with the party holding the caucus for at least 2 months before the caucus.

 

 


Where can I get information about my precinct caucus?

http://cologop.org/

http://www.coloradodems.org/action/caucus-2016


Where can I check on my voter registration?

http://www.sos.state.co.us/pubs/elections/vote/VoterHome.html


When are precinct caucuses held?

The precinct caucuses are held on the first Tuesday in March (Tuesday, March 1, 2016)


Did you know?

Registered voters are more likely to engage in civic and political activities than those who are not registered. They are also more likely to talk to elected officials and be an advocate for themselves and their families. Voters are more likely to be active and engaged citizens who connect with their neighbors and participate in community activities.


Increased voter participation and active citizenship, especially among voters new to the process or with a recent history of lower participation, are fundamental to making Colorado the best state in the nation for people with disabilities to live.


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