Chaffee County voters have submitted 8,352 ballots so far in the 2020 General Election.
Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold announced Tuesday her office is expanding efforts to combat foreign influence operations leading up to the November General Election.
Bonnie Davis, Libertarian candidate for Chaffee County Commissioner Dist. 1, said growing up in small towns and third world countries taught her a great deal about tolerance and empathy for all people.
Hannah Hannah, Republican candidate for Chaffee County Commissioner Dist. 1, said that growing up with her varied background taught her how to build relationships with all different types of demographics.
Keith Baker, incumbent Democratic candidate for Chaffee County Commissioner Dist. 1, said there are three things he strives for as county commissioner; building community, preserving heritage and preparing for the future.
Coloradans will have plenty of choices on their national ballots, with 24 pairs running for president and vice president, eight candidates for U.S. Senator and four candidates for Colorado’s 5th congressional district, among others.
Chaffee County commissioner candidate Hannah Hannah has two Internal Revenue Service tax liens against her, one from 2006-2007 for $35,959.31 and another from 2010-2011 for $30,266.78.
Chaffee County Commissioner Greg Felt is running unopposed for his county seat this November, and he said that has really allowed him to rethink how to campaign this time around.
With traditional campaigning methods on the back burner due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Chaffee County Democrats hosted its annual fundraiser virtually on Saturday.
Former Colorado Governor and onetime presidential hopeful John Hickenlooper won the Democratic primary race for United States Senator against Andrew Romanoff, former speaker of the Colorado House of Representatives, according to unofficial election results released by the Secretary of State …
Buena Vista – The race for Chaffee County commissioner representing northern Chaffee County, including Buena Vista, is now three way with Libertarian Bonnie Davis throwing her hat into the ring.
Drive-through voting for the primary election is now open in Thonhoff Park from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-noon Saturday and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday. It will be open 7 a.m.-7 p.m. on June 30, Election Day.
Chaffee County Clerk and Recorder Lori Mitchell released copies of the preliminary ballots that county residents will receive in the mail for the June 30 primary election.
U.S. Senate candidate and former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper and his campaign hosted a tele-town hall Tuesday with state Sen. Kerry Donovan and state Rep. Dylan Roberts, at which they addressed the upcoming Senate race and coronavirus response.
The Colorado Secretary of State’s Office, in conjunction with county clerks, has enacted a series of temporary emergency rules that outline procedures for conducting elections during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Former Colorado House Speaker Andrew Romanoff will face off against former Gov. John Hickenlooper June 30 in the Democratic primary for the U.S. Senate race.
Romanoff received the most votes Saturday at the 2020 Colorado Democratic State Assembly, according to a press release.
Hickenlooper turned in enough petition signatures to qualify for the ballot and did not participate in the assembly process.
Buena Vista – Keith Baker is running for re-election to the Chaffee County Board of Commissioners, a position he calls the “crowning achievement of a career in public service.
Buena Vista – Hannah Hannah, social media manager for real estate firm R Investments, is running for the Chaffee County Board of Commissioners in the District 1 seat.
Chaffee County Democrats voted for their preferred candidates for U.S. senator and 5th Congressional District representative Saturday during a virtual County Assembly and Convention.
The Colorado Secretary of State’s Office will be suspending all in-person services beginning Wednesday until further notice in an effort to protect employees and customers from the spread of COVID-19.
While former Colorado House Speaker Andrew Romanoff won the Colorado Democratic Party caucus preference poll with a collective 8,629 votes, former Gov. John Hickenlooper led in the Chaffee County caucus.
As of 5 p.m. Wednesday, the Colorado Secretary of State’s website reported that Democratic candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders was leading the state with 314,984 votes, 36.33 percent; Vice President Joe Biden received 210,640 votes, 24.29 percent; Michael Bloomberg 168,747 votes, 19.46 percent; and Sen. Elizabeth Warren 152,122 votes, 17.54 percent.
During Super Tuesday’s presidential primary, Chaffee County chose Bernie Sanders with 1,494 votes, that is 35.73 percent of votes cast in the Democratic primary.
With the Democratic presidential primary field changing, Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold reminds voters that if they have already returned a ballot for a candidate who has withdrawn they are not able to vote again.
Chaffee County Clerk Lori Mitchell reported that as of Sunday, 5,978 ballots for the presidential primary have been returned of the 13,711 mailed out, or about 43.6 percent.
The Fremont County Democratic Party will hold the 2020 Democratic precinct caucus on Saturday, March 7, at 12:30 p.m. at the Washington School at 606 N. 9th St. in Canon City.
Chaffee County has 3,753 returned ballots for the March 3 Presidential Primary as of Tuesday, Colorado Secretary of State’s office reported.
Of those 1,032 were Democratic ballots, 1,635 were Republican and 1,086 were still in process.
The League of Women Voters of Chaffee County will celebrate the 100th anniversary of both women’s right to vote and the League of Women Voters with a drinks and dialogue session from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Feb. 25 at Salida Rotary Scout Hut, 210 E. Sackett Ave.
Ballots are being mailed to voters this week for Colorado’s March 3 presidential primary, the first in state history in which unaffiliated voters will be able to participate.
It is also the first presidential primary to be held in the state since 2000. In the interim the state used the caucus system.
In 2016, Colorado voters approved Proposition 107, which restored primary elections in Colorado in presidential election years.
The lead-up to Election Day on Nov. 3 will be a little different this year for Colorado, which will conduct both a Super Tuesday presidential primary and a separate caucus for other state races.
The Elections Division at the Colorado Secretary of State’s Office announced Monday three initiatives have been approved for the 2020 general election ballot: Proposed Initiative 107, also known as the Restoration of Gray Wolves; Senate Bill 19-042 National Popular Vote Referendum; and Initiative 76, also known as the Citizen Qualification of Electors.
Colorado will hold its first presidential primary in 20 years on March 3, and the ballot has been finalized following the filing deadline of 5 p.m. Monday.
March 3 is Super Tuesday, when several other states hold their primaries, including California, Massachusetts, Texas and Utah.