You just knew that the Weld County clerk’s office was going to go all out decorating its wooden U because of the tweet from Clerk Carly Koppes when she received the kit from the Secretary of State’s office:
Look what I received in the mail today. It’s Weld Countys very own U!!! Here is a before picture later we will reveal what we have done to make this U apart of Team Weld! #weld #weldvotes #countoncarly #teamweld #UChooseCO #history #primary2018 pic.twitter.com/UYwqPDqQiA
— Carly Koppes (@KoppesCarly) April 24, 2018
Secretary of State Wayne Williams is handing out the U’s as part of the UChooseCO campaign, which stresses to unaffiliated voters that they can’t vote both the Democratic and Republican ballots they will receive. They have to pick just one ballot. If they vote two, neither will count. This is the first election where unaffiliated voters can automatically participate.
Every day between now and the June 26 primary we will highlight a wooden U or two. Recipients were asked to consider their values when decorating or to just have fun. Some clerks — such as Koppes — focused on their county and on elections.