The Green Papers: Colorado 2023 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 2 and 3)
Governor:1 
2020 Census:5,782,171 (1.87% of 309,785,186)
2024, 2028 Electoral Votes:10(0.00% of 538)
2022-2030 Representatives:8(1.84% of 435)
Capital:Denver
 

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Colorado State and Local Government


Unaffiliated voters can participate in the primary without choosing to be a member of a particular party. If a person votes both the Republican and Democratic ballot, neither one will count.

Ballot qualified parties in Colorado are: Approval Voting, Democratic, Republican, Libertarian, Green, Constitution, and Unity.

Candidates may obtain ballot access by gathering petition signatures or by receiving the support of at least 30% of the delegates at their party's assembly.

 
           

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 118th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 2 Democratic Senator  John W. Hickenlooper
Previously served as Colorado Governor, first elected: 2010; re-elected: 2014. First elected to the U.S. Senate: 2020
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2026
 Candidate list (2)
  Candidate Democratic     Senator  John W. Hickenlooper
FEC S0CO00575
  Candidate Independent     Clinton Roosevelt "Clint" Dale
FEC S4CO00452

Class 3 Democratic Senator  Michael Farrand Bennet
Appointed to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Senator Ken Salazar on 21 January 2009 after entering upon his duties as Secretary of the Interior; appointed 21 January 2009 and sworn 22 January 2009. First elected: 2010, re-elected: 2016, 2022.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 7 November 2028

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2022, 2026. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms, All Governors

  Democratic Governor  Jared Polis
First elected: 2018; re-elected: 2022.
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2026
The current Governor is affected by a term limit and cannot run for re-election.
Open Chair - At term limit

Lieutenant Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2022, 2026. Elected on a ticket- and nominated- with the Governor

  Democratic Lieutenant Governor Dianne Primavera
First elected: 2018; re-elected: 2022.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2026

118th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2024, 2026. No Term Limit. 118th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
5 Democratic (5 Undetermined);
3 Republican (3 Undetermined)

Incumbent - 118th Congress
CD 1 Democratic Member of Congress  Diana L. DeGette
First elected: 1996
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024

Incumbent - 118th Congress
CD 2 Democratic Member of Congress  Joseph "Joe" Neguse
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024

Incumbent - 118th Congress
CD 3 Republican Member of Congress  Lauren Boebert
First elected: 2020
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024
 Candidate list (1) - 119th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     former Aspen City Council Member Adam Frisch
FEC H2CO03351

Incumbent - 118th Congress
CD 4 Republican Member of Congress  Kenneth R. "Ken" Buck
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024
 Candidate list (1) - 119th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Justin Schreiber
FEC H4CO04157

Incumbent - 118th Congress
CD 5 Republican Member of Congress  Douglas L. "Doug" Lamborn
First elected: 2006
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024

Incumbent - 118th Congress
CD 6 Democratic Member of Congress  Jason Crow
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024
 Candidate list (1) - 119th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Khaleb Ian Dammen
FEC H4CO06103 or H4CO06111

FEC H4CO06103

Incumbent - 118th Congress
CD 7 Democratic Member of Congress  Brittany Louise Pettersen
First elected: 2022.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024

Incumbent - 118th Congress
CD 8 Democratic Member of Congress  Yadira Caraveo
First elected: 2022.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024

Secretary of State  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2022, 2026

  Democratic Secretary of State  Jena Griswold
First elected: 2018; re-elected: 2022.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2026

Treasurer  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2022, 2026

  Democratic Treasurer  David "Dave" Young
First elected: 2018; re-elected: 2022.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2026

Attorney General  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2022, 2026

  Democratic Attorney General  Philip "Phil" Weiser
First elected: 2018; re-elected: 2022.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2026
 

Political Parties    Parties appear in parenthesis and italics when a candidate receives the endorsement of a given Party and/or official sources indicate a candidate's association with a particular Party but only where the Party in question does not appear on the actual ballot as such.

Major Parties   Those parties which received electoral votes through winning a plurality of a state's [or the District of Columbia's] popular vote in any presidential election between 1984 and 2016. See Classification of Political parties.
  Democratic (affiliates): 12 incumbents, 2 candidates
  Republican: 3 incumbents, 2 candidates
Major Third Parties   Any Party, other than a Major Party, receiving a minimum of 15/100ths of 1 percent of the nationwide popular vote in any presidential election between 1984 and 2016. See Classification of Political parties.
  American Constitution (affiliate of Constitution)
  Constitution (affiliates)
  Green (affiliates)
  Libertarian
Other Third Parties
  America First
  Colorado Center Party
  Justice Party
  Right to Life
  Unity
Independents
  Independent: 1 candidate
 
Candidates running under the banner of more than one party are counted towards each party's total. A candidate who has lost a primary or is apparently no longer a candidate is not counted.

Notes

Candidates for office appear on this page in italics where 'The Green Papers' does not yet have independent confirmation from a legal election authority that the person has been officially certified to appear on the ballot.

Primary dates marked "presumably" and polling times marked "reportedly" are based on unofficial or estimated data (especially as regards local variations from a jurisdictionwide statutory and/or regulatory standard) and are, thereby, subject to change.

"FEC" indicates the Federal Election Commission (FEC) Campaign Finance Summary.

When available, we post each candidate's FEC identification number, the date of their most recently filed Report of Receipts and Disbursements, their "Tot" [Total Receipts (contributions received or what came in: FEC Form 3, Line 16, Column B)] and their "Dsb" [Total Disbursements (expenditures or what was spent: FEC Form 3, Line 23, Column B)]. A link is provided to the Federal Election Commission's Summary Report for those who might wish to explore the details.

If a candidate raises or spends $5,000 or less, he or she is not subject to FEC reporting requirements.


Links Links to other web sites

Election Authority
  Colorado Secretary of State
  Colorado Secretary of State - Elections Center
  Secretary of State - Elections & Voting
Legislature   Links to State Legislatures
  Colorado General Assembly
Democratic
  Colorado Democratic Party
Republican
  Colorado Republican Party
Third Party
  America First Party of Colorado
  American Constitution Party of Colorado
  Colorado Affiliate Of The Constitution Party
  Colorado Center Party
  Colorado Right to Life
  Justice Party of Colorado
  Libertarian Party of Colorado
  The Green Party of Colorado
  The Unity Party of Colorado
Media & others
  Aspen Daily News
  Aurora Daily Sun & Sentinel
  BizWest - Boulder
  Colorado Daily - Boulder
  Colorado Political News - ColoradoPols.com
  Colorado Politics, News and Inside Information
  Criag Daily Press
  Delta County Independent
  Denver Post
  Glenwood Springs Post Independent
  Greeley Tribune
  Gunnison Country Times
  Haxtun-Fleming Herald
  Lamar Daily News
  Mineral County Miner
  Monte Vista Journal
  Montrose Daily Press
  Pine River Times - Bayfield
  Politics1.com - Colorado
  Pueblo Chieftain
  Rifle Citizen Telegram
  Rio Blanco Herald Times
  Summit Daily News - Frisco
  The Aspen Times
  The Canyon Courier - Evergreen
  The Colorado Independent - Denver
  The Coloradoan - Fort Collins
  The Crested Butte News
  The Daily Camera - Boulder
  The Daily Sentinel - Grand Junction
  The Daily Times-Call - Longmont
  The Durango Herald
  The Fort Morgan Times
  The Gazette - Colorado Springs
  The Herald Democrat - Leadville
  The Journal Advocate - Sterling
  The Mountain Mail - Salida
  The Mountain-Ear - Nederland
  Times-Call - Longmont
  Vail Daily

 


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