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Kiowa County Clerk Offers Primary Election Information

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Important Election Deadline

Affiliated Voters:  Tuesday, May 29, 2018 is the last day for voters who are affiliated with a political party to change or withdraw political party affiliation if they wish to vote in a different party's primary election for the upcoming June 26, 2018 Primary Mail Ballot Election.  

Register or make your corrections on line at www.govotecolorado.com or stop by the Kiowa County Clerk and Recorder's Office. 

Federal Judge Orders Lamborn to be Placed on Primary Ballot

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A U.S. District Court judge today ordered Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams to put Congressman Doug Lamborn's name on the June 26 primary ballot.

Judge Philip Brimmer said the secretary cannot enforce a state law that requires petition circulators be residents of Colorado. With that law struck, the six-term congressman had enough valid voter signatures to get on the ballot. His candidacy was in question after two separate courts ruled that some of his signatures couldn't be counted because they were collected by nonresidents.

45 Candidates Turn in Petitions for June 26 Primary Ballot

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45 candidates -- including six candidates running for governor -- have turned in signature petitions in an attempt to get on the June 26 primary ballot.

Collecting signatures is one way of getting on the ballot; the other is going through the assembly process. In addition to governor hopefuls, candidates who collected signatures from voters are running for U.S. House, Treasurer, Attorney General, state Senate, state House, state Board of Education, and District Attorney.

Caucus Voter Affiliation Deadline is Monday

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Monday is the deadline to affiliate for Coloradans who want to participate in the Republican or Democrat precinct caucuses.  Voters must be affiliated to participate.

Caucuses, which are basically neighborhood meetings, are the first step in nominating candidates for the 2018 election. Both parties will caucus March 6. At the caucuses, delegates that will attend the county, legislative, congressional districts and state assemblies will be chosen.

"This is really a crucial step in our democratic process," Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams said.