Turnout in primaries in Colorado is low – roughly 1 in 5 Colorado voters in 2014 picked candidates to run in November – and we need more people involved if we want the best candidate options.
More than a third (37%) of Colorado voters are unaffiliated. It’s not right to exclude more than 1.3 million Coloradans from our primary elections.
Freedom and independence are core Colorado values. Because all taxpayers pay for elections, it’s not fair to force voters who want to be independent to join a political party just to have their voices heard.