Monday, November 26, 2007

Dems urge voter registration in time for Colorado caucus

Party Caucus Voter Registration Deadline is 5th

Colorado Democrats, Governor Ritter, and Democratic Delegation Urge all to register to VOTE.

The deadline to register party affiliation in order to participate it the party "caucus" process is December 5, 2007.

Pat Waak, Democratic Party Chair said, "With the Democratic National Convention coming to Colorado next August Coloradans have a heightened interest in playing a role in our nations future.  One of the first steps in the political process is party affiliation so I'm urging all those legally qualified to vote to register at there local County Clerk and Recorders office."

In order to vote in a precinct caucus, the voter must be a resident of the precinct for thirty days, and have registered to vote no later than twenty-nine days before the caucus, and be affiliated with the political party holding the caucus for at least two months as shown on the books of the county clerk and recorder; except that any registered voter who has turned 18 years old or has become a naturalized citizen during the two months preceding the meeting may vote at caucus even though the voter has been affiliated with the political party for less than two months.
Colorado Democrats urge voters to register.

"With 2008 and the early caucuses rapidly approaching, it's important for Coloradans of all political stripes to make sure they are registered to vote. The outcome of next year's caucuses, primaries, conventions and general elections will make a difference in the lives of Coloradans for years to come. I encourage everyone to get involved, and the first step is ensuring that you are registered to vote by Dec. 5."
--Governor Bill Ritter

"Voting is our single most important responsibility as individual citizens.  I urge every Coloradan to register as soon as possible, particularly before the December 5th deadline, so that they can have a strong voice in the future of our Nation."
-- U.S. Sen. Ken Salazar

"Exercising your vote is the ultimate form of political participation in the democratic process. I encourage Coloradoans from Denver to Grand Junction to Alamosa to register to vote and become part of real change. With the 2008 Democratic National Convention being held in our own backyard of Denver, I hope Coloradoans will join together in both nominating and electing the next President of the United States."
--U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette

"Next Summer Colorado will have the attention of the nation and the world as we select our Democratic nominee to run for the Presidency of the United States.  This is a unique opportunity to see democracy up close by participating in our democratic process.  By registering to vote every individual has a chance to have a say in the direction of our country.  Please register to vote and then register your opinion, together we can build a stronger America."   --U.S. Rep. Mark Udall

"Our system of Democracy depends on all of us participating, and voting is the primary responsibility we have in being a part of a Democracy. I urge all of you to be a part of changing the way our country does business by registering to vote and then voting."
-- U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter.

"Each of us has an opportunity to be a part of American history as Coloradans gets ready to host the Democratic National Convention.  In order to participate, make sure you're registered to vote by December 5th.  Your vote is your voice; and your voice can help take America in a new direction."
-- U.S. Rep. John T. Salazar

Colorado Democrats wanting more information regarding the delegate selection process can go to