Due to neighborhod growth and new county district map; precinct 391 which was formerly voting precinct 368 has become a new voting precinct number 405. Stetson Hill Elementary is still the Caucus and public voting area for this district.
Feb. 7, 2012 Colorado Springs, Caucus-
January 21rst Central Committee meeting Election of new House and Senate district officers
• Election of division leader
January 15th- February 1st Caucus Training – Times, dates and locations to be announced later
FEBRUARY 7th-7 PM CAUCUSESMarch 17th – County Assembly at UCCS
April/14th -State Assembly in Denver
May 29th – Last day to register to vote in the Primary
June 26th PRIMARY ELECTION
September- WALKYOUR PRECINCT FOR ENTIREREPUBLICANSLATE- (Coordinate dates with
October 9th – Last day to register to vote in the General Election
WEEKENDOF OCTOBER13th- MAJORWALKS!!!! – Clear your calendar
October 15th – first day to mail ballots to voters
WEEKEND OF OCTOBER 20th – MAJORWALK!!!!!- Clear your Calendar
WEEKEND OF NOVEMBER 3rd – GOTV- Clear your calendar
NOVEMBER6TH- ELECTIONDAY- as many as possible for as much of the day as possible (noon on is most important).
FAQ: Republican Precinct Caucus InformationWhen is the Republican Precinct Caucus?-Colorado Republican Precinct caucuses will be held throughout the state on the first Tuesday in February – on February 7, 2012 – beginning promptly at 7:00 pm. We recommend that participants arrive at their designated Precinct Caucus location no later than 6:30 pm to allow for registration and check-in.
What is a Precinct Caucus?-Precinct Caucuses are held every two years, and are essentially neighborhood meetings of the registered Republican electors who live in the same precinct. The primary purposes of the Precinct Caucus are to elect local representatives of the Republican Party (called “precinct committeepersons”) and to select and delegates to political party assemblies that will then designate Republican candidates to the Primary Election ballot. In Presidential Election years, eligible Precinct Caucus voters also participate in a non-binding Presidential Preference Poll.
Am I eligible to vote in the Republican precinct caucus?-You must be a registered Colorado voter, affiliated with the Republican Party no later than December 7, 2011 (at least two months prior to the Precinct Caucus).
-You must also have been a resident of your precinct for at least thirty (30) days. If you moved into the precinct or registered to vote less than thirty days prior to the Precinct Caucuses, you must attend the precinct caucus that corresponds to your prior address, but you may be ineligible to be elected as a delegate or precinct committeeperson.
-For key dates and additional information, please.
Where is my precinct caucus?-Most Precinct Caucus meetings are held in local schools, community meeting rooms, churches, and sometimes in private homes that are ADA-accessible. The Precinct Caucus location for your neighborhood is set by your local county Republican Party, and can be found on our Colorado Republican Caucus Assembly System website found at http://caucus.cologop.org
What happens at a precinct caucus?
-At every Precinct Caucus, the basic agenda is as follows:
-Elect a chairman and secretary to help run the caucus meeting that night;
-Vote in the Presidential Preference Poll, and tally and announce the results to caucus participants;
– Elect two precinct committeepersons who will serve as local officers of the Republican Party and help coordinate voter registration and get-out-the-vote efforts in the precinct for the next two years;
-Elect delegates and alternate delegates to the County Assembly, and in some cases to certain district assemblies and higher assemblies and conventions;
-Discuss, and approve or reject certain resolutions relating to the Party platform.
If I’m not a registered Republican voter can I still attend my Precinct Caucus as an observer?
-Yes you can attend as an observer, but you will not be allowed to vote in the Presidential Preference Poll or participate in the election of precinct committeepersons or delegates to political party assemblies.
FAQ: Delegate Information
What is a delegate and what do they do?
-Delegates and alternate delegates are elected by eligible Precinct Caucus voters to advance to their County Assembly, and potentially to certain higher assemblies including legislative and judicial district assemblies, Congressional district assemblies and the state assembly and convention. At these political party assemblies, delegates will vote to designate candidates to the 2012 Republican Primary Election ballot. Delegates selected at the Precinct Caucuses may but are not required to pledge their votes to their preferred candidates for elective office.
How do I become a delegate to the National Convention?
-Colorado is allowed to send 36 delegates and 33 alternate delegates to the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida on August 27-30, 2012. At each of Colorado’s seven congressional districts assemblies, 3 delegates and 3 alternate delegates are elected, and the remaining 12 delegates and 12 alternate delegates are elected at the Colorado Republican State Assembly and Convention held on April 14, 2012. The members of the Republican National Committee from Colorado are also delegates to the Republican National Convention.
Do I have to run as a pledged delegate for a specific presidential candidate?
-No. You can run as an unpledged delegate. However, if you wish to be considered as a candidate for National Delegate, you must be first elected as a delegate or alternate delegate to your local county assembly and to the State and/or Congressional District assembly from which you wish to be elected, and you must notify the Colorado Republican Party of your interest by filing a “National Delegate Intent Form” no later than thirteen (13) days prior to the State or Congressional District Assembly. You can obtain the “National Delegate Intent Form” from your local Republican party leaders on the day of your county assembly. Pledged candidates for National Delegate remain pledged to their candidate unless their candidate withdraws from the Presidential contest, releases their delegates, or is not nominated.
When and where is my:
-County Assembly: Please visit your local County Party website to find information regarding your county assembly location and meeting time. To find your county Party’s website.
-House District Assembly: to be announced
-Senate District Assembly: to be announced
-Congressional District Assembly: to be announced
-State Assembly: Ritchie Center, Denver University, Saturday, April 14, 2012
When and where is the National Convention?
-Tampa Bay Times Forum in Tampa, Florida on August 27-30, 2012.
FAQ: Candidate Information
When is the Republican Primary Election?-June 26, 2012
What are the residency requirements to be eligible to run for public office?
-Federal office (U.S. House) – Colorado Resident
-State Senate and State House – minimum 1 year residency within the district
How do I gain access the 2012 Republican Primary ballot?
-Republican candidates for partisan elective office may be designated to the Republican Primary Ballot by participating in the assembly process and securing at least 30% of the votes at the nominating assembly corresponding to their district. If a candidate receives less than 30% but more than 10% of the votes at the assembly, they can pursue Primary Election ballot access via petition. A candidate that receives less than 10% vote at the assembly is disqualified from the Primary Election ballot.
-Candidates have the option to not participate in the assembly process and instead petition signatures for Primary Election ballot access. The amount of signatures required depends on the size of the district’s electorate.
What is the deadline to declare my candidacy?A Republican candidate seeking access to the primary election ballot by assembly is not required to announce his or her candidacy in advance, and can simply volunteer at the designating assembly. Single-county legislative districts will hold their assemblies in connection with their county assemblies in mid- to late March. Multi-county district assemblies must happen after all applicable county assemblies, and will generally be after March 28 through April 13.
If no candidates are designated at the respective political party assemblies, there is a short window of time thereafter where political party assembly vacancy committees can designate a Republican candidate to the primary election ballot if there is a vacancy in designation. But if no candidate is designated to the primary ballot, then the chance to nominate a Republican candidate to oppose the Democrat in the general election is lost.
If a candidate wishes to bypass the caucus and assembly process, and seek access to the primary election ballot by petition, the first day to start circulating petitions is February 6th (the first Monday in February). Petitions must be submitted no later than April 2nd (no later than the 85th day before the primary election).