Cheyenne County Clerk Patricia Daugherty’s artistic talent is clear in the U she decorated.
“I wanted to represent our area,” she said. “I painted the blue and clouds, then added wheat fields, cows, oil wells, sunflowers, and a family, things that make up Cheyenne County.”
Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams is handing out the wooden U’s as part of the UChooseCO campaign to help educate unaffiliated voters that they can participate in the primary election Tuesday, but they can only vote one ballot. If they turn in both the Republican and Democratic ballot neither will count. The campaign has a web page, Facebook page, a Twitter account and its own hashtag, #UChooseCO.
Colorado’s county clerks have done an amazing job decorating their U’s. La Plata County, faced with fierce wildfires, thanked firefighters. Logan County took it’s U around the county for various photo ops. Montrose County kept the U plain but surrounded it with amazing scenery. Like Cheyenne County, Weld County went with local images.