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What is a caucus?
Caucuses are fundamentally neighborhood meetings. You gather at the location designated for your precinct with other Democrats, vote for your preferred candidate and elect delegates to your county Assembly.
Caucuses are the first step in a multi-step process of nominating candidates and selecting delegates to the State Assembly held virtually on April 13.
- March 9, 2024 @11am: Precinct Caucus & County Assembly VIRTUAL
- March 30, 2024 @ 12pm: House District 33 VIRTUAL
- April 6, 2024 @ 2pm: Judicial District 17 VIRTUAL
- April 11, 2024 @ 6pm: Congressional District 7 VIRTUAL
- April 13, 2024: Colorado State Democrats Assembly VIRTUAL
Caucuses are also where we elect Precinct Organizers (POs) and work on platform resolutions, and recruit election judges.
What exactly happens at caucus?
Log in to Zoom at 10:30 to make sure you have all the updates needed to participate and we have time for the credentials committee to verify everyone participating is a registered voter. We start with a plenary session at 11:00am where we say the Pledge of Allegiance and then read the rules aloud, so everyone understands the process.
Candidates may be given an opportunity to make a quick speech, limited to 3 minutes. The plenary session will then be dismissed and participants will be invited to their precinct breakout room. Each precinct will elect a designated number of delegates and alternates to Assembly (which will follow caucus after a break for lunch).
Each precinct will conduct a preference poll for the competitive races. (At this time only the CU regents’ race has more than one Democratic candidate.) Everyone votes for their preferred candidate. A candidate must get at least 15% of the vote in order to meet a 15% threshold. The precinct can conduct straw polls to get a sense of where candidates stand in the precinct
Your precinct will also elect two Precinct Organizers.
Who can participate in caucus?
To be eligible to vote in a political party’s precinct caucus a voter must be:
- A resident of the precinct for at least 22 days.
- Registered as a Democrat no later than 22 days before the caucus.
- Anyone who turns 18 or becomes a naturalized citizen less than 22 days before the caucus may still participate, if they are a registered member of the Democratic party.
Anyone is welcome to show up at caucus and observe. Observers are not allowed to interfere or participate.
How do I know which precinct I live in?
You will be assigned to your precinct breakout room when caucus starts; verifying voter registration allows us to identify your precinct. If you would like to check for yourself, first go to Find your Ward and find your Ward (this is also how you can get info on who your councilmembers are.)
Then visit Broomfield Precinct Map to locate your precinct.
I want to vote at caucus, but I'm not a Democrat! What do I do?
In order to be able to participate in the 2024 Democratic Caucus you must be a registered Democrat no later than February 16th, 2024. You can find your voter registration through the Colorado Secretary of State – Find My Voter Registration page and change your affiliation there.
If you need to register, use the Voter Registration page.
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