All Grand County caucuses are set for Feb. 5
Caucus night for Colorado is just around the corner. Both the Democratic and Republican parties have selected Feb. 5 to hold their caucuses.Caucuses are neighborhood meetings for voters who are registered with a specific political party. The neighborhoods are actually voting precincts that have been defined by the county based on the number of active registered voters in an area. Grand County has 12 election precincts.In order for an individual to participate in a precinct caucus, they must be registered to vote and affiliated with a political party. The last day voters were to affiliate with a political party for the Precinct Caucus was Dec. 5, 2007.At the caucus, the precinct chair or secretary will verify the credentials of those present to determine that they are of the correct party and in the correct caucus location. The qualified participants at the caucus will also conduct a presidential preference poll. Delegates for the county will also be selected during the caucus. Those delegates will attend the County Assembly and nominate candidates from their party to be placed on the Primary Election Ballot for County Offices. The County Offices open for election in 2008 are County Commissioner Districts Nos. 1 & 2, James Newberry and Nancy Stuart. Also at the County Assembly, delegates will be elected to attend the district, congressional, and state assemblies. Some of the candidates selected by the delegates will be for Congressional District 2, State Senate District 16, House District 57, and United States Senate.Precinct Caucus locations will be posted by the political parties no later than Jan. 24. When the information is available it will also be posted on the County Clerk’s web page at http://www.co.grand.co.us and in this newspaper. Voters can check their affiliation or precinct number with the County Clerk and Recorder at 970-725-3347 ext. 114.
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