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Unaffiliated voter campaign kicks off

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Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams has rolled out a campaign intended to help unaffiliated voters correctly fill out their ballots in the June 26 primary election.

Unaffiliated voters can ask to receive a Republican or a Democratic ballot. Voters who don't state a preference and get both ballots in the mail can only return one marked ballot -- if they vote both, the ballots will be rejected.

"Coloradans in 2016 allowed unaffiliated voters to automatically participate in primary elections," Williams said. "We want to make sure those votes count.

"Unaffiliated voters through early May can go to www.govotecolorado.com and choose a Republican or a Democratic ballot. If an unaffiliated voter can give a preference in advance by visiting www.govotecolorado.com their ballot packet will cost the county 62 cents instead of $1."

As of the end of March, 29,484 of Colorado's 1.4 million unaffiliated voters have indicated a preference. Of that, 54 percent asked for a Democratic ballot and 40 percent a Republican ballot. The rest asked for minor-party ballots but if there is no minor-party primary they will get both a Republican and Democratic ballot.

The measure has no impact on Republicans or Democrats, who will receive a primary ballot with their candidates' names.

Visit UChoose.co.gov for additional information.

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