The Boulder County Clerk and Recorder’s Office does not conduct the precinct caucuses nor the delegate selection process. The caucuses are conducted by the political parties.
The following is information provided solely as a public service. Please contact your local political party (Democratic Party) (Republican Party) for additional information and please see the Secretary of State Caucuses, Assemblies and Conventions FAQs for more information on the process.
What is a precinct caucus?
In each even-numbered year, the major political parties in Colorado (Democratic Party and Republican Party) hold their precinct caucuses in March. A precinct caucus is a neighborhood meeting conducted by the political parties, where affiliated voters may get involved in selecting delegates for their party’s County and State Assemblies. This is an important step in the democratic process, because the delegates will eventually elect county, state, and congressional candidates to appear on the party’s June 30 Primary Election ballot, and also approve a party platform for 2020. Precinct caucuses are open to the public and held throughout the state.
I thought there was a law change regarding caucuses and primary elections. What has changed?
In 2020, the presidential candidate will be voted on in a primary election. And while the caucus process has no bearing on Colorado’s preference for a presidential party nominee, the process helps determine the candidates who will be appear on the June primary ballot.
In addition, Unaffiliated voters can now vote in primary elections without changing their affiliation status. If you are an unaffiliated voter, you can either declare a ballot preference on your voter registration record or you will be sent ballots for all parties conducting a primary election. However, you can only vote and return one party’s ballot. If you vote and return multiple ballots, none of your votes will be counted.
In summary, caucus is a completely separate activity from both the presidential primary and June primary. However, voters need to be affiliated with the party to participate.
Who may participate in caucus and what are the deadlines?
To vote in a precinct caucus an elector must have been registered to vote at your current address and affiliated with the party no later than February 14, 2020.
Exception: See the Secretary of State’s website for exceptions.
When do the 2020 caucuses take place?
This year’s party caucuses are held on Saturday, March 7, 2020.
How do I find out where my party’s caucus is?
Please contact your political party for information on local precinct caucus locations:
How do I know what precinct I am in?
You can find your precinct number, by looking up your registration at www.GoVoteColorado.com or by calling our office at 303-413-7740.
I am registered with the: American Constitution, Green, Libertarian, or Unity Party. Are they having a caucus or similar gathering?
These parties are minor parties in Colorado. They may be hosting party meetings or conventions. Please see the applicable party website for details: