The Democratic and Republican party caucuses will be held March 16. Each major party will caucus within La Plata County
to start choosing candidates for the November elections. The results of each caucus will then be consolidated at county
level and then at state.
The caucus process varies by state and party, each with its own rules. In Colorado, to participate as a voting member
in a party caucus there are important deadlines you must meet. If you are a currently registered voter you must have
been registered to vote at your current address and have been affiliated with that party for at least 60 days before
the caucus, or no later than Jan. 19. If you are a registered voter with a party affiliation somewhere else in
Colorado, but have moved to La Plata County and have been a resident here for at least 30 days, you may carry your
party affiliation forward; the deadline by which you must have moved your voting registration to your new La Plata
precinct is Feb. 16.
If you are a currently unregistered voter, you must be both registered and affiliated with a party by Feb. 16. You may
register or change your registration at the La Plata County Clerk and Recorder's Office in the La Plata County
Courthouse, 1060 East Second Ave., Durango, CO - note that the County Clerk and Recorder's Office will be moving in
March to 98 Everett St., in Bodo Park.
You can check your current registration status or obtain a mail-in registration form on the Colorado secretary of state
Web site at www.sos.state.co.us. Your caucus location may be different from your precinct polling place. Locations will
be posted on the League Web site www.lwvlaplata.org when they become available. You are encouraged to check this site
from time to time as it will be updated as additional election information is available.
Trish Pegram, vice president,
La Plata County League
of Women Voters, Durango