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The deadline to file to appear on the March 3 ballot for the fourth Colorado Presidential Primary was December 9, at 5 p.m. The Colorado Secretary of State's office announced on Dec. 10 that the Colorado Presidential Primary Field is largely set for the 2020 primary.
"Candidates may still apply to appear on the ballot as a write-in candidate until December 27, which is also the last day a candidate may remove their name from Colorado’s ballot," states the press release.
“Next year will be busy for Colorado voters, with three statewide elections taking place,” said Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold. “We have our first Presidential Primary in two decades, but also a Colorado primary on June 30, and of course the General Election on November 3, which gives Coloradans plenty of opportunities to have their voices heard.”
The candidates who have submitted a statement of intent and filing fee in order to appear on the March 3 Colorado Presidential Primary, which is also Super Tuesday, include:
|Joseph R. Biden||Democratic|
|Michael R. Bloomberg||Democratic|
|John K. Delaney||Democratic|
|Roque "Rocky" De La Fuente||Republican|
|Zoltan G. Istvan||Republican|
|Matthew John Matern||Republican|
|Donald J. Trump||Republican|
Ballots can only be cast from voters affiliated with a major party and only for the party with which they are affiliated. Unaffiliated voters have an opportunity to cast a ballot for either party, however, they must choose one party. Click here for more information on how to vote in the primary.
Upcoming Important Dates:
- January 3: Secretary of State certifies the names and party affiliations of candidates on the Presidential Primary Ballot.
- January 18: Deadline for Primary Ballots to be sent to military and overseas voters.
- February 3: Last day for voters who are affiliated with a party to change or withdraw their affiliation in order to vote in a different party’s Presidential Primary. Also, last day for unaffiliated voters to select a party preference in order to be sent that party’s ballot.
- February 10: First day Primary Ballots can be mailed to voters.
- February 24-March 3: Voter Services and Polling Centers must be open for Primary Election.
- March 3: Colorado Presidential Primary.