Election News - 2020 Elections
- PUBLIC NOTICE: 2020 Primary Election Equipment Logic and Accuracy Testing - Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at 8:30 a.m. (Alternate date - Thursday, Mary 21, 2020 at 8:30 a.m.)
- PRESS RELEASE: 2020 General Election - Seeking resident input on Voter Service Polling Center(s) until April 27, 2020 by 4:00 p.m.
- June 30, 2020 Primary Election - The Primary ballot is a partisan ballot to determine State and Local Candidates to be placed on the November General Election ballot.
- November 3, 2020 General Election - The General ballot will include Federal, State and Local Offices as well as any Ballot Issues/Questions
Please check back often. As information changes, updates will be posted.
Links to 2020 Official Presidential Primary Election Results:
These official results are for Morgan County, CO only. Click one of the above links to view official 2020 Presidential Primary Election Results for either Morgan County results only or statewide results.
Important information concerning voter registration information from third party vendor (VPC and/or CVI) mailings
Beginning the week of April 13th many Morgan County voters may receive mailings from the Voter Participation Center (VPC) and/or the Center for Voter Information (CVI).
These mailings will contain voter registration applications and helpful information for unregistered voters. The registration mailings will go to unregistered young people who will be eligible to vote in the upcoming elections for the first time, to voters who have recently moved and have not re-registered or updated their voter registration records (according to the latest available information), and others who are unregistered in the voting age population.
If you want to be removed from the mailing lists, please call their toll-free numbers: 877-255-6750 (VPC) and 866-290-1599 (CVI).
If you have questions for your local election department please call (970) 542-3521, extension 1460.
2020 Election Process Dates
- Residency in the state required 22 days before any Election to be eligible
- Voters may sign up to receive election and registration notifications by email at GoVoteColorado.gov
- Voters will remain "Active" unless they move out of the state or move within the county without notifying the Clerk's office.
Primary Voting for Seventeen Year Olds
*If you should reach eighteen years of age by the date of this year’s general election (November 3, 2020), you are eligible to vote in this year’s primary election on June 30, 2020. (C.R.S. 1-2-101(2)(c).
*For further information or questions, please feel free to contact our office at (970)542-3521, option 5.
The State of Colorado holds regularly scheduled state elections every two years; a state Primary Election in June and a General election in November. In presidential election years, the state also holds a presidential primary election in March.
The nominated candidates from each party's primary ballot will be placed on the November General Election ballot. The winner of the November General Election will hold office.
During either the Presidential or June primary:
- Voters affiliated with a major party: may cast a ballot for candidates of the party they are affiliated with.
- Voters affiliated with a minor party: if there is a minor party contest those affiliated with that minor party may cast a ballot for those candidates.
- Unaffiliated voters: An unaffiliated voter may cast a ballot for any one political party. If an unaffiliated voter returns a ballot with more than one political party, the ballot will be rejected and none of the votes will be counted.
Every person who is seventeen years of age on the date of a primary election or presidential primary election and who will be eighteen years of age on the date of the next general election is entitled to vote in the primary election or presidential primary election.
Yes. Beginning in March 2020 Colorado will hold a presidential primary election. Like other primary elections, affiliated voters will be eligible to vote for candidates in their party while unaffiliated voters will be eligible to vote for a candidate in any one party's election.
No. Beginning in 2020 Colorado voters will vote in a presidential primary election that is run just like a normal primary election. Like other elections, voters will receive a ballot in the mail. While each political party will still conduct caucus meetings, these meetings will not select presidential candidates.
Major parties are required to allow unaffiliated voters to participate in a primary. Minor parties, on the other hand, may refuse to allow unaffiliated voters to participate in their primary.
No, but you can if you want to. You have several options:
- You may choose which party's ballot you want to get in the mail for the next primary election by selecting a party preference at govotecolorado.com or on any paper voter registration form.
- If you would rather receive a packet containing the ballots of all participating major parties, you can take no action or select this option when first registering to vote.
- You can also appear in person at any Voter Service and Polling Center in your county and choose the party's ballot you want to vote.
No. An unaffiliated voter who selects a ballot preference in advance of a primary election will remain unaffiliated.
This could happen for two reasons:
- The minor party you selected is not conducting a primary election, or
- The minor party you selected is not allowing unaffiliated voters to participate in their election.
In either of these situations, you should receive a ballot packet containing the ballots of all major political parties. You may vote on and return one of these ballots, or you may contact your County Clerk's office or visit a Voter Service and Polling Center to request a different minor party's ballot.
A ballot preference selection is good for only one election. So, if you select a ballot preference before the June 2018 primary, that preference will be removed before the next primary in 2020. If you still prefer to receive one party's primary ballot, you may select your preference again at any time by visiting www.govotecolorado.com or by making the selection on any paper voter registration form.
No. An unaffiliated voter who votes in a party's primary will remain unaffiliated. However, the primary that you vote in will be a public record (but not how you voted).
Most unaffiliated voters will receive the ballots of both major political parties during a primary election. This allows an unaffiliated voter to choose which party's primary they will vote in. Unaffiliated voters may only return one party's ballot. Returning two voted ballots will result in neither ballot counting.
You have two options:
- You may select a ballot preference for the minor party's election that you would like to vote in at govotecolorado.com or on any paper voter registration form, or
- You may contact your local County Clerk's office or visit any Voter Service and Polling Center in your county and request that minor party's ballot.
Keep in mind that the minor party you select may not hold an election or may not allow unaffiliated voters to participate in their election.
Caucuses are held on the first Tuesday in March. In a presidential election year, a political party has the option to hold its precinct caucuses on the first Saturday following the presidential primary election. The persons receiving the highest number of votes at the precinct caucus are the delegates to the county assembly from the precinct. Contact your political party for additional information relating to caucus and party rules.
For more questions about caucuses, see our caucus FAQs.
No. To participate in a party caucus meeting you must join that party before the party's caucus. However, you are still eligible to vote in any participating party's primary election.
You must be a member of a political party to sign a petition for a candidate of that party. You also cannot run for office with a party without first being a member of that party.
Steps to Vote
Ballots will be mailed beginning June 8, 2020 to all active registered voters. If you do not receive a ballot, please update your voter registration at GoVoteColorado.gov by Monday, June 22, 2020 and one will be mailed to you. After June 22, 2020 ballots are not mailed and you will need to go to a Voter Service and Polling Center to update your registration and request a ballot.
Return your ballot by mail with paid postage, or deliver it to any one of our ballot drop-off locations. Ballots must be received by 7 p.m. on Election Day, June 30, 2020 to be counted.
Mail Ballots may be dropped off at the following locations on Election Day from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Voter Service and Polling Center
Morgan County Administration Building
231 Ensign Street 1st Floor
Fort Morgan, CO
During regular business hours Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Additional hours will be held on Saturday, June 27, 2020 from 8:00 a.m. to noon.
24 Hour Ballot Drop-Off Location
Alleyway West of the Administration Building
Located at 231 Ensign St.
Fort Morgan, CO