The Eagle County Democratic Party on Tuesday put out a press release outlining the process for its precinct caucuses being held at eight sites across Eagle County on Tuesday, March 6. Here’s all the information voters need to know:
Eagle County Democratic Party Announces Dates and Locations for Precinct Caucuses and County Assembly
The 2018 Eagle County Democratic Party Precinct Caucuses will be held at eight sites across Eagle County on Tuesday, March 6. Registration opens at 6:00 p.m.
Caucuses are neighborhood meetings where eligible Democratic voters choose candidates for elected office, are elected precinct leaders, sign up to work as election judges, and help influence the party platform. A gubernatorial preference poll is taken to allocate delegates to the county assembly.
Delegates elected at precinct caucuses attend the Eagle County Democratic Party County Assembly on Saturday, March 17 at 9:00 a.m. at Battle Mountain High School in Edwards.
At the Eagle Democrats County Assembly, county elected officials will be nominated to be placed on the June primary ballot. In Eagle County, there are five Democratic incumbents seeking reelection: Jeanne McQueeney, County Commissioner District 3; Regina O’Brien, Clerk and Recorder; Mark Chapin, Assessor; Teak Simonton, Treasurer; and Kara Bettis, Coroner.
Delegates are elected at the County Assembly to represent Eagle County Democrats at five other legislative district assemblies. The Colorado Democratic Party State Assembly is the largest, and will be held on Saturday, April 14 at the 1stBank Center in Broomfield. There, Democratic candidates for the statewide offices of Governor, Attorney General, Secretary of State and Treasurer are nominated.
Assemblies for U.S. Congressional Districts 2 and 3, State Senate District 5 and State House District 26 are held on Friday, April 13, at the 1stBank Center, where candidates and incumbents will be seeking nomination for the respective offices. A list of all the Democratic candidates and incumbents seeking election to offices that represent Eagle County may be found at the Eagle Dems website: http://wordpress.eagledems.org/2018-candidates/
In order to participate in the Democratic caucuses, you must have been registered to vote and affiliated as a Democrat by January 8, 2018 and registered at your current address by February 5, 2018. If you turned 18 or became a naturalized citizen in the two months before the March 6 caucus, the affiliation requirement is waived. Unaffiliated voters are NOT eligible to caucus although they may attend as observers.
To find your precinct and caucus location, visit http://wordpress.eagledems.org/find-your-caucus-location/ or call the Eagle County Clerk’s office at 970-328-8715.
A list of caucus and assembly dates and locations follows:
Eagle County Democratic Party Precinct Caucuses
Tuesday, March 6, 2018
Registration opens at 6:00 p.m.
Caucus is called to order at 7:00 p.m. sharp and adjourns at 9:00 p.m.
Red Cliff – Red Cliff Town Hall
400 Pine Street, Red Cliff
Vail – Grand View Room at Lionshead
395 E. Lionshead Circle, Vail
Minturn – Minturn Town Hall
302 Pine Street, Minturn
Avon – EagleVail Pavilion
538 Eagle Drive, Avon
Edwards – Colorado Mountain College
150 Miller Ranch Road, Edwards
Eagle – Eagle County Building
500 Broadway, Eagle
Gypsum – Gypsum Recreation Center
52 Lundgren Blvd, Gypsum
El Jebel/Basalt – Basalt High School
600 Southside Drive, Basalt
Eagle County Democratic Party County Assembly
Saturday, March 17, 2018
Registration opens at 9:00 a.m.
Assembly is called to order at 10:00 a.m. sharp and adjourns at noon.
Battle Mountain High School
151 Miller Ranch Rd, Edwards