Pre-primary deadline approaches for changing Colorado political party affiliations

Voters who want to cast ballots in either the Democratic Party‘s or Republican Party‘s June primary election in Colorado, and who now are affiliated with another political party, must do no later than next Tuesday, May 29.

That‘s also the deadline for people to switch from Democrat to Republican, or vice versa, or to change from a current political party affiliation to unaffiliated, the Boulder County Clerk and Recorder‘s Officeis advising voters.

In order to get and cast ballots in this year‘s primaries, a voter must be a registered Democrat, a registered Republican or listed on registration rolls as unaffiliated with any party, including the American Constitution, Green, Libertarian or Unity parties.

People can verify their registration, change their current registration, or register for the first time, online at

Tuesday also is the deadline for unaffiliated voters to pre-select their ballot preference — choosing between getting Republican or Democratic primary ballots when they go out in the mail on June 4.

Unaffiliated voters who haven‘t indicated a preference between the two major parties‘ primary election ballots will be mailed ballots from both those parties but can only vote and return one party‘s.

They also can call the Boulder County Clerk‘s Office for more information or visit one of the three of the county clerk‘s office branches, at 1750 33rd St. in Boulder, 529 Coffman St. in Longmont or 1376 Miners Drive in Lafayette. Offices will be open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday, closed for Memorial Day on Monday but open again from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday






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