Jun 3, 2024 - News

Colorado's primary ballots are going out. Here's what to know.

Illustration of a mailbox with ballot elements behind it

Illustration: Natalie Peeples/Axios

Ballots for Colorado's June 25 primary election are being mailed starting Monday.

State of play: All eight of Colorado's congressional districts have candidates on the ballot, with three of them — the 3rd, 4th and 5th — wide open, drawing a flurry of hopefuls.

  • In the state Legislature, seven lawmakers are defending their seats. That includes two of the most progressive incumbents, Reps. Elisabeth Epps in House District 6 and Tim Hernández in HD4, who face more moderate challengers.
  • In Denver, Democratic candidates Leora Joseph and John Walsh are running for district attorney.

How it works: Voters receive a ballot for the party they are registered with.

  • Unaffiliated voters will receive both major party ballots and can participate in either primary, but not both.
  • The primary that you vote in is a public record, but not whom you supported.

Zoom in: Voters who live in Congressional District 4 will be asked to select an interim representative to fill the vacant seat until Jan. 3 in the wake of former Republican Rep. Ken Buck's early resignation.

  • You can use this map to find out which congressional district you're in.

What's next: In-person voting begins June 10, and 12 voting centers in Denver will open June 17. All ballots are due by 7pm June 25.

Editor's note: This story has been corrected to show voters in Congressional District 4 will not receive an additional ballot to select an interim representative.

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