Colorado's historic first open primary election, with independents voting alongside Republicans and Democrats, is underway. Check your mailbox for your ballot!
In 2016 voters passed two initiatives, supported by Let Colorado vote, to increasing voter participation. These reforms:
Restored Colorado’s presidential primary election, last held in 2000.
Opened all primary elections to Colorado’s 1.3 million unaffiliated voters.
Boulder Daily Camera Editorial: Yes on Props 107 and 108
"Props 107 and 108 are a smart, constructive step ...We urge all Colorado voters to emulate the bipartisan spirit of the state's elder statesmen and approve these measures."
Vote “yes” on Propositions 107 and 108
"The changes would usher in more engagement, encourage broader and more thoughtful debate and ultimately provide better candidates to entrust with public office."
Props 107 and 108 improve the process
"Our system is broken and can easily be fixed with Propositions 107 and 108. Vote "yes" on both. It is a decision for better candidates, more participation and improved results."
Editorial: Return to primary, open it to all
"Participation in the electoral process is well worth our support..."
Vote yes on 107, 108
"Two closely related ballot initiatives that are good for the health of our democracy..."
"Democrats and Republicans will benefit by offering candidates more palatable to the electorate at large."
". In their own ways, they each would allow for greater participation by voters in the democratic proces."