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2020 Presidential Primary To Include Most Registered Voters, Regardless Of Party Affiliation

Feb 11, 2020

Credit Elise Thatcher

Colorado is holding its first presidential primary in 20 years on March 3.

Ballots were mailed to registered voters on Feb. 10. If you are a registered as a Democrat or Republican, you will receive that party's ballot. If you are not registered with a party, you will be sent both party's primary ballots and will be allowed to only return one. 

The only Coloradans registered to vote who will not be sent a ballot are voters registered with minority parties since they are not participating in the primary. 

If you are 17 years old but turn 18 by the November election and are registered to vote, you will also see a ballot in the mail. All ballots must be dropped off by March 3 to be counted. Feb. 24 is the last day ballots can be mailed to voters. After that date, voters must appear in person at a voting center to obtain a ballot. 

Mail Ballot Drop-Box Locations in Pitkin County:

  • Until 7 p.m. on March 3 at the Pitkin County Clerk and Recorder's office at 530 East Main St. Suite 104 in Aspen
  • 24/7 drop-box locations at Pitkin County Administration and Sheriff's Office at 530 East Main St. in Aspen, Town of Snowmass Village Town Hall at 130 Kearns Road in Snowmass Village and Basalt Town Hall at 101 Midland Ave. in Basalt. 

Voter Services in Eagle County:

  • Until 7 p.m. on March 3 at the El Jebel Clerk and Recorder's Office at 20 Eagle County Dr in El Jebel. 24-hour ballot box is open at that location. 

Ballot Drop-Off Sites in Garfield County:

  • Drop-off sites are available 24/7 in Carbondale, Glenwood Springs, New Caslte, Rifle, Silt and Parachute.
  • Voter Service and Polling Centers are available in Glenwood Springs and Rifle starting Feb. 24 for in-person early voting.