Ballots for the June 26 primary election are in the mail today. Coloradans will choose candidates in key open races including governor, attorney general and State Treasurer.
Ballots will arrive midweek and, for the first time, independent voters can participate in primary elections. Voters will receive just one ballot if they have registered as a Democrat or Republican. Registered independents will receive both parties’ tickets but may only return one or the other.
Eagle County Clerk Regina O'Brien said if two ballots are received from the same voter, neither will be counted.
Democrats will select candidates in statewide elections for governor, treasurer and attorney general. In the Roaring Fork Valley, voters will determine which Democratic candidate will compete to represent the state's third congressional district.
Current District 3 representative Republican Scott Tipton is running unopposed. The races for treasurer and governor are contested on the Republican side.
In Pitkin County, there are no more than two candidates running for local offices. Candidates for county commissioner, sheriff, assessor and clerk all advance to the general election.