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Unaffiliated Voters In Colorado Are Getting Mail-In Primary Ballots This Year

Andrew Taylor
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This year, unaffiliated voters in Colorado have a chance to impact not only elections in November, but in the June primaries as well.

In 2016, the state legislature passed a bill that allows all registered unaffiliated voters to receive both Democratic and Republican mail-in ballots. Voters can only mail one back; if both are sent back, neither will be counted.

The Secretary of State’s Office launched an awareness campaign about the changes in April, but it’s still not known how many will participate. Early numbers released in mid-May by the Secretary of State show more unaffiliated voters are choosing a ballot for Democrats over Republicans.

KUNC’s Matt Bloom spoke with Colorado residents about the inclusion of unaffiliated voters in the primaries.

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