Political caucuses March 1 to elect county, state delegates; Westside has 15 precincts
Democrats and Republicans have reserved meeting places in each of the 15 precincts on the Westside (which is defined by the Westside Pioneer as west of I-25, north of Cheyenne/Broadmoor, east of Manitou Springs and south of Garden of the Gods Road).
The starting time in all cases is 7 p.m.
Caucus attendees for the respective parties will elect delegates to the county and state assemblies.
The Democrats will also conduct a presidential straw poll.
For those unsure what precincts they are in, a map of the Westside area of the county has been provided on this page. The county has more than 170 precincts in all.
To find precinct caucus locations for Democrats, phone 473-8713 or go to peakdems.org; for Republicans, phone 578-0022 or go to gopelpaso.com.
Another resource is epcvotes.com, which is made available by the El Paso County Election Office. The phone is 575-VOTE (8683).
Various candidates have announced for county and state offices. Their numbers will be narrowed down at the county assembly for each party, at which a candidate needs to receive 30 percent of the delegate vote to make the primary ballot. (A candidate can still petition onto the ballot at that point.)
The Democrat county assembly will be March 12, the Republicans March 26.
For Colorado offices, the state assembly for Democrats will be April 16; for Republicans April 9.
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