The Clerk and Recorder’s Office is reminding unaffiliated voters to vote and return only one ballot for the June 28 Primary Election. By law, when a ballot return envelope contains both a Democratic and Republican voted ballot, neither one can be counted.
Eligible unaffiliated voters receive both major party ballots for primary elections in the mail, the result of a 2016 ballot measure approved by Colorado voters. Unfortunately, a small number of ballots every primary election are invalidated because some unaffiliated voters are unaware they must vote only one.
“It doesn’t happen often, but even one is too many,” said Clerk and Recorder Joan Lopez. “We want every voter to be heard, so we hope every unaffiliated voter gets the message.”