Open Primary vs Assembly/Convention Survey
The Jefferson County Republican Party invites you to share your thoughts.
In November 2016 Colorado voters passed Propositions 107 and 108 to create Open Primary Elections in Colorado.
Proposition 107 passed with 64% of the vote, to create open presidential primaries while Proposition 108 passed with 53% of the vote to create open primaries for Colorado offices.
Proposition 108 included a provision that allows political parties to opt-out of the June Open Primary if 75% of the party’s State Central Committee votes to do so by October 1. If a party chooses to opt out, the candidates would be nominated in district assemblies and be designated directly to the November General Election ballot that is provided to all eligible voters.
The Colorado State Republican Central Committee (CRC) will meet Saturday, September 23, 2017 to decide whether to opt-out of an open primary in 2018. The eligible voters at the CRC meeting include the County Republican Party’s elected officers, elected bonus members, and certain elected officials. Jefferson County has 38 eligible members who will vote on this matter and we have listed their names below.
You may want a better understanding of Measures 107 and 108 so
we want to direct your attention to an informational meeting:
Where: Jefferson County Republican Party Headquarters
13952 Denver West Parkway
Bldg. 53 - Suite 450
Lakewood, CO 80401
When: Wednesday, August 30, 2017
5:30 - 6 PM mingle
Secretary of State Wayne Williams
Primary Elections and Assembly/Convention Perspective
What should voters know?
Measures 107 and 108 passed, it's time for implementation.
We hope you'll be able to attend this meeting and participate in our survey.
We'll forward your unedited comments to the Jeffco Republican Party State Central Committee members (listed below) and the officers of the Colorado Republican Party.