Cutting Confusion in CO Primary Elections

(May 9) – A bipartisan bill to implement voter-mandated changes in the way Colorado conducts primary elections passed unanimously through the House tonight.

SB17-305, sponsored in the House by Reps. Mike Foote, D-Lafayette, and Patrick Neville, R-Castle Rock, implements Proposition 107 and 108, which were passed by Colorado voters last November and allow unaffiliated voters to vote in a party primary. Unaffiliated voters will be sent both major parties’ ballots, with instructions to vote one ballot and destroy the other.

“I think the bill fully respects the intent of the voters of Colorado,” Rep. Foote said.

After tonight’s 65-0 vote, SB17-305 is on its way to Gov. John Hickenlooper’s desk.

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