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Presidential primary ballots include names of candidates who have withdrawn

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February 22, 2020, 8:00 am

Colorado is holding a Presidential primary election as part of Super Tuesday on March 3 — its first in more than 20 years — and registered unaffiliated voters can participate for the first time, although they can only fill out a ballot for one of the two major party candidates. Eagle County ballots went out starting on Feb. 10.

Your ballot must be received by mail or in person by 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 3. Click here to find out where you can drop off your ballot.

Here’s a press release from the Eagle County Clerk & Recorder on candidates who have withdrawn from the primary but are still on the ballot:

Presidential Primary ballots were mailed to Eagle County voters on Feb. 10, but those ballots will include names of candidates who have withdrawn from the primary race. Candidates who did not withdraw before the ballots were certified on Jan. 3 will appear on the ballot. Unless a candidate has officially filed paperwork with the Colorado Secretary of State’s Office, votes for withdrawn candidates who appear on the ballot will still be counted by county clerks.

As of Feb. 13, only Rep. John Delaney and Sen. Michael Bennet have submitted the proper paperwork to withdraw from Colorado’s Democratic Presidential Primary, meaning votes for those two candidates will not be counted. Even though candidates may publicly announce their withdrawal in the media or other places, votes will be counted if the candidates do not file the appropriate paperwork in Colorado.

When a candidate officially withdraws, notification will be posted on the Colorado Secretary of State’s website and county clerks will make similar notifications at their respective Voting Center and Polling Places.      

For more information on Colorado’s Presidential Primary and all upcoming elections, please visit www.eaglecounty.us/clerk.  Voters can update and verify voter registration, register to vote online, or find their Voting Services Polling Center at www.GoVoteColorado.gov.

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