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Understanding Colorado’s caucus process

Carl Wood
Special to the Sky-Hi News

With the recent focus on the Iowa Caucus, this is a short review of the Colorado Caucus process.

The caucus process forms the foundation of government by the people. Rather than being a flashy media event, the Colorado caucus format is structured around allowing the voters to gather with neighbors, at a location near their home, to discuss candidates and issues, then electing some of their own to represent the group at the county level. This meeting is called a Precinct Caucus.

The elected precinct delegates gather at the County Assembly and elect representatives to participate at the State Convention. At the state convention, delegates are elected represent our interests at the National Convention. Here the candidates are selected to be named on the ballot for the general election in November. Both the Democrat and Republican parties conduct similar events. This is truly government by the people as those that choose to participate volunteer their time and energy, it is not a job, there is no pay. They are motivated by serving others and energized by the freedom that allows us to govern ourselves. The caucus is about building a foundation of support, starting at the precinct level.

The County Clerk has established 13 precincts within Grand County, each having between 1,500 to 2,000 active voters.

Consider attending your precinct caucus this year, be part of the process our Founding Fathers established. If you participate only by voting in November, others will decide who is on the ballot to choose from.

Republican Precinct Caucus Locations

March 1, 2016

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Precinct 1:

Grand Lake Fire Department

201 West Portal Road

Grand Lake

Precinct 2:

Granby Town Hall

Zero Jasper Avenue

Granby

Precinct 3:

Granby Community Center

129 3rd Street

Granby

Precinct 4:

Extension Hall, County Fairgrounds

210 11th Street

Kremmling

Precinct 5:

Extension Hall, County Fairgrounds

210 11th Street

Kremmling

Precinct 6:

McConnell Printing Building

78878 US Hwy 40

Winter Park

Precinct 7:

McConnell Printing Building

78878 US Hwy 40

Winter Park

Precinct 8:

Hot Sulphur Springs Town Hall

513 Aspen Street

Hot Sulphur Springs

Precinct 9:

McConnell Printing Building

78878 US Hwy 40

Winter Park

Precinct 10:

Grand Lake Fire Department

201 West Portal Road

Grand Lake

Precinct 11:

YMCA Rowley Room, Lower Level

(back side of Admin Building)

1101 County Rd 53

Granby

Precinct 12:

YMCA Rowley Room, Lower Level

(back side of Admin Building

1101 County Rd 53

Granby

Democrat Precinct Caucus Location

March 1, 2016

Doors Open: 6:30 p.m.

Meeting Starts: 7:00 p.m. SHARP

Kremmling

Precincts: 4 & 5

Cathy Shipley Room, West Grand Elementary/Middle School

715 Kinsey Avenue

Kremmling, CO 80459

Granby/Hot Sulphur Springs

Precincts: 2, 3 & 8

Community Room, Granby Library

55 Zero Street

Granby, Colorado 80446

Grand Lake

Precincts: 1 & 10

Boardroom, Grand Lake Town Hall

1026 Park Avenue

Grand Lake, CO 80447

Tabernash/Fraser/Winter Park

Precincts: 6, 7, 9, 11 & 12

Fraser Valley Elementary School

125 Eastom Avenue

Fraser, CO 80442


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