For the second time this month, Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams talked to the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce about this year’s primary election, where unaffiliated voters for the first time in history will be able to vote in primary elections without formally affiliating with a major political party.
The office is developing a mostly digital campaign to let unaffiliated voters know they can only mark and return a Democratic or a Republican ballot. But they can’t vote both — if they do, the votes won’t count.
“This is part of what we’re trying to convey,” Williams told the chamber’s Public Affairs Council this morning. “Make sure your vote counts.”
The secretary of state’s office recently polled unaffiliated voters. Among the results:
- 39 percent intend to vote in the primary
- 33 percent don’t
- 28 percent are undecided
- 27 percent plan to vote in the Democratic primary
- 12 percent plan to vote in the GOP primary