Given the timing and popularity of this year’s Presidential race, combined with the almost arcane political caucus process in this state, news like this is hardly surprising:
State GOP chair Dick Wadhams reported this afternoon that the party had been beseiged with phone calls today, most from people trying to determine where they can caucus.
One last time, the story provides helpful reminders for those looking to get involved this evening:
Wadams [sic] said the party was expecting “very big attendance,” at its caucuses which, as a reminder dear reader, begin at 7 p.m.
Caucuses are run by political parties, not counties, but the good news is voters still have time to get to the right place.
All Colorado caucuses are tonight. Those wishing to caucus need to:
1. Know your precinct. You can use the secretary of state’s lookup tool to find out (http://www.sos.state.co.us/Voter/voterHome.do). This tool will give the full, statewide 10-digit number for your precinct. The last 3 digits of the number are the “short” version of your precinct number within your specific county.
2. Look up the caucus location for your precinct:
– Democrats: www.coloradodems.org/caucuslocations
– Republicans: www.cologop.org/pages/precinctinfo.cfm
3. Participate! At a caucus, the state parties hold presidential preference polls and conduct other party business.
See you at the caucus!