Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What Are Political Parties?
- Political parties select candidates for elected positions and help them run for office. The party’s “label” help the voters select officials. Without this “label”, most voters would be overwhelmed by the number of candiates, offices, etc. Some voters simply select all candidates of a specific party when voting.
- Political parties have a stand on issues. They publicize their position to help inform citizens on important issues during an election cycle.
Q: What Is A Caucus?
A: A caucus is a meeting of registered voters within the same Precinct & political party.
In Colorado, the process of nominating candidates begins with precinct caucuses.
Q: Who May Participate In A Major Party Caucus?
- They are a resident of the precinct for at least 30 days.
- They have registered to vote no later than 29 days before the caucus is to occur.
- They are affiliated with the party holding the caucus for at least 2 months prior to the event
Q: What Are Precinct Committee Persons / Leaders?
A: Grassroots representatives of a local political party and represents of the party can be committee persons or leaders in their precinct. These representatives attend meetings of the County Party Central Committee, and help spread the party’s message and stand. These representatives are elected leaders, coordinators, and point of contact within their neighborhood precinct.
Q: What Is A Precinct?
- Go to My Registration and select Manage My Registration.
- Enter your personal information and select Search.
- Scroll down to find your precinct number.
Q: What Happens At A Precinct Caucus?
- Elect a chairman and secretary to run the meeting.
- Vote in a straw poll for President, Governor or U.S. Senate
- Elect two precinct committee people who will serve as officers and help coordinate voter registration for the next two years.
- Elect delegates and alternate delegates.
- Discuss/approve/reject party resolutions.
Q: What is a Straw Poll?
Q: Why Should I Be Involved?
A: Political parties provide choice to voters. Political parties allow for personal beliefs to be brought into public focus. By being a part of a political party YOU have a say in how our government operates. Christians must participate to defend our values of life, marriage, family and religious freedom. If our Christian values are not supported and defended by a political party, it will be extremely difficult to further and defend our beliefs in both state and federal government.
Q: How Do Parties Help Me Participate In Government?
Q: What Is The Purpose Of A Caucus?
Q: When Are Precinct Caucuses Held?
A: Precinct caucuses are held the first Tuesday in March except when in a presidential election year, then each major political party may choose to conduct caucuses on the first Tuesday in February.
Q: Why Is This Process Important?
- Under My Registration, select manage my registration.
- Enter your information and select search to obtain your results.
- Scroll down to line 11 to find your precinct number.