Friday, April 19

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Your vote matters at caucus

My friend Meryl likes to say: “We can’t do everything. But we can do everything we can.” 

Complaining about the divides in US politics has become a national pastime. Some feel like “the whole government” is too broken to warrant participation. But your vote matters. And it yields more influence in the early part of the election process. Grassroots activists who vote in caucuses (before primary and general elections) determine which candidates represent their political party. 

Please make a difference by voting at your local caucus. 

A candidate for elected office must register a letter of intent with the Colorado Secretary of State and to the chairperson of their political party for the district they aspire to represent no later than 30 days prior to precinct caucuses.  

Candidates achieving a minimum of 30% of the votes at the precinct level caucus are awarded delegates to represent them at the following assembly. If two or more candidates win at least 30% of the delegate votes at assembly, those names will appear on the primary ballot. 

The smaller the pool of voters, the more your vote matters. Please vote at caucus. 

Democratic caucus (seven precincts of Saguache County), Tuesday, March 5, 5:30 p.m., Saguache Mountain Valley School Cafeteria, 403 Pitkin Ave. Saguache, CO 81149

Republican caucus, precincts 3, 4, and 5, Thursday, March 7, 6 p.m.,   Moffat School Cafeteria, 501 Garfield Ave. Moffat, CO 81143

Republican caucus, precincts 1, 2, 6 and 7, Thursday, March 7, 6 p.m.,  Saguache Mountain Valley School Cafeteria, 403 Pitkin Ave. Saguache, CO 81149

Tricia Toney, Baca Grande resident

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