Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams is advising all voters who want to participate in the June 28 primary election to check their voter registration status and to be aware of certain deadlines.
"We want to make sure that everyone who wants to vote in the primary election is able to do so," Williams said.
Republican and Democratic voters will be nominating candidates for the U.S. Senate, U.S. House, state Senate, state House, University of Colorado Board of Regents, state Board of Education, district attorney and county commissions. Sample ballots can be found at deltacounty.com.
Because only the Democratic and Republican parties are participating in the 2016 primary election, only voters who timely affiliate with those parties are eligible to vote. Unaffiliated voters may affiliate with either party any time through Election Day on June 28. However, unaffiliated voters who want to participate and receive their ballots by mail must affiliate with the appropriate party by June 20. Unaffiliated voters who miss that deadline cannot be mailed a ballot and must visit a voter service center in their county to vote in person.
Williams advises voters to check their registration at GoVoteColorado.com. They should make sure their addresses are current as ballots are not forwarded by the U.S. Postal Service.
During a preliminary hearing in Delta District Court on Tuesday, Jan. 15, Judge Steven Schultz found probable cause for second degree murder charges against Heather Jones.
Jones previously faced three counts in the shooting of Ryan Redifer in Paonia on Jan. 12, 2018 -- assault in the first degree, assault in the second degree and violation of a protection order.