2024 Primary Election

The 2024 Primary Election is Tuesday, June 25, 2024.

Update June 24, 2024: The write-in candidate for the 2024 Summit County Republican Primary, County Commissioner District 2, has withdrawn their candidacy for office. Under Colorado law, any votes cast for the candidate are invalid and will not be counted.

2024 Primary Election Results




Find more information on the 2024 Primary Election by exploring the sections below.
Important Dates
Ballot Mailing Dates and Voting Dates

Logic & Accuracy Testing: The "LAT" is scheduled for May 15, 2024 at 9:00AM at the Old County Courthouse in Breckenridge.  Representatives from both major political parties will be present to witness and certify the testing of the equipment used at Voter Service Polling Centers to cast paper ballots, as well as the equipment used to tabulate ballots.

Ballots Mailed to Military & Overseas Voters: Ballots will be transmitted according to the voter’s indicated method (Mail/Email/Fax) on May 10, 2024.  Please email [email protected] if you are a UOCAVA voter and require assistance.

Ballots Mailed to Active, Registered Voters: Non-military/non-overseas voters will be mailed the week of June 3, 2024. Ballots may be obtained and cast until 7:00PM Election Day. *Remember: the County Clerk must be in possession of the ballot by 7:00PM on Election Day. Postmarked ballots that are not in possession of the County Clerk by 7:00 pm Election Day will not be counted (UOCAVA Voters excepted).

Early In-Person Voting: Begins Monday, June 17, 2024 in Breckenridge only.  Click on the "How to Cast Your Vote" for specific dates and times.  Note: Early and Election Day Voter Service Polling Center is the South Branch Library located at 103 South Harris Street in Breckenridge.

Election Day: Tuesday, June 25, 2024



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How to Cast Your Ballot
Drop Boxes, Mail In, and In-Person

MAKING YOUR VOICE HEARD HAS NEVER BEEN MORE CONVENIENT AND SECURE

There are many ways to return your Mail Ballot.  Once you’ve voted, placed your ballot into the secrecy sleeve that is provided to you within your ballot packet, and seal the return envelope.  Finally, sign and date the back of your return envelope and you’re ready to return your ballot.

  • Affix postage to return envelope and place your ballot in the mail
  • Drop off your ballot at any Summit County 24-hour ballot drop box (5 locations in Summit County, listed below)
  • Drop off your ballot to any Summit County VSPC on Election Day from 7:00am-7:00pm

24-HOUR BALLOT DROP BOXES

24-hour Ballot Drop Box locations are not the same as Voter Service Polling Center locations.  24-Hour Ballot Drop Boxes will be opened the week of June 3, 2024 and closed promptly at 7:00PM on Election Day.

  • SILVERTHORNE: Town Hall: 601 Center Circle
  • FRISCO: Summit County Commons: 0037 Peak One Drive
  • FRISCO: Town Hall: 1 Main Street
  • BRECKENRIDGE: Summit County Old Courthouse: 208 East Lincoln Avenue
  • DILLON: Town Hall: 275 Lake Dillon Drive

COUNTY CLERK’S OFFICE BALLOT REPLACEMENT & DROP-OFF

Save wait time in our office, call the Elections Division at (970) 453-3479 to arrange pickup for a replacement ballot, or visit the Early Voter Service Polling Center starting June 17 at 103 South Harris Street in Breckenridge (South Branch Library) to vote in person or receive a replacement ballot.  Voters may also simply walk in during business hours for a replacement ballot, but prepare for a wait as staff prepare your ballot packet for you and other voters who walk in.

VOTER SERVICE POLLING CENTER ELECTION DAY DROP OFF

Didn’t get to the Post Office, Early Voter Service Polling Center in Breckenridge, or one of the 24-hour drop boxes?  Absolutely must have that "I Voted" sticker to wear all day?  We understand and are here for you!  On Election Day, swing by whichever Summit County Voter Service Polling Center is convenient for you with your Summit County ballot.  VSPCs are open between 7:00AM and 7:00PM on Election Day.

EARLY IN-PERSON VOTING

Didn’t receive your Mail Ballot? New to Colorado? You can register to vote, update an existing voter record and cast your vote at a Voter Service Polling Center before Election Day. Note: you do not need to vote at the nearest polling center to your residence, but voters are required to vote within the COUNTY they reside in. The only location available for Early Voting is the Breckenridge VSPC, located at the South Branch Library at 103 South Harris Street, Breckenridge, CO 80424

The Early Voter Service Polling Center in Breckenridge will be open the following dates/times:

  • Monday, June 17 through Friday, June 21, 2024 8:30am-4:30pm
  • Saturday Early Voting Day: June 22, 2024 8:00am-12:00pm (4 hours)
  • Monday, June 24, 2024 between 8:30am-4:30pm
  • Early Voting & Voter Services are not available on any Sunday

ELECTION DAY IN-PERSON VOTING

Didn’t receive your Mail Ballot? Register to Vote, Update an Existing Voter Record, and Vote on Election Day at the below listed Voter Service Polling Center locations in Summit County. Note: you do not need to vote at the nearest polling center to your residence, but voters are required to vote within the COUNTY they reside in.

Election Day for the 2024 Presidential Primary Election is Tuesday, June 25, 2024
Summit County Voter Service Polling Centers (3) will be open from 7:00am to 7:00pm on Election Day

Voter Service Polling Center (VSPC) Locations open on Election Day:

BRECKENRIDGE: SOUTH BRANCH LIBRARY
103 SOUTH HARRIS STREET

FRISCO: COMMUNITY & SENIOR CENTER
83 NANCY’S PLACE

SILVERTHORNE: SILVERTHORNE PAVILION
400 BLUE RIVER PARKWAY

Candidates
2024 Primary Election Candidates

PRIMARY ELECTION OFFICIAL BALLOT CERTIFICATION
SUMMIT COUNTY, COLORADO
JUNE 25, 2024

Democratic

Republican

Summit County Commissioner - District 1 Summit County Commissioner - District 1
(Vote for One) (Vote for One)
(1) Eric S. Mamula (1) Allen Bacher
   
Summit County Commissioner - District 2 Summit County Commissioner - District 2
(Vote for One) (Vote for One)
(1) Tamara Pogue (1) Bob Cottrell
  (2) Write-in
Summit County Commissioner - District 3 Summit County Commissioner - District 3
(Vote for One) There are no candidates for this office.
(1) Nina Waters  
  Summit County Clerk and Recorder
Summit County Clerk and Recorder There are no candidates for this office.
(Vote for One)  
(1) Taryn Power Certified Write-in Candidates:
  (1) Kevin Adamson
 
  • Update June 24, 2024: The write-in candidate for the 2024 Summit County Republican Primary, County Commissioner District 2, has withdrawn their candidacy for office. Under Colorado law, any votes cast for the candidate are invalid and will not be counted.
Register to Vote or Update Your Record
REGISTER TO VOTE ONLINE THROUGH THE COLORADO SECRETARY OF STATE
Register to vote -or- view or update your existing record online: Secretary of State’s website.

In order to vote, you must be a:

  • United States Citizen
  • 18 years or older on or before election day 
  • Colorado resident for at least 22 days before the election
To register, voters must:

REGISTER/UPDATE YOUR RECORD WITH A PAPER FORM

Colorado Voter Registration Form in English
Formulario de Registracion de Votante de Colorado En Español

WITHDRAWAL/CANCELLATION OF REGISTRATION

Withdrawal of Colorado Voter Registration in English
Retiro de la Registracion de Votante en Español

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Sample Ballots
Sample Ballots
Primary Elections FAQ(Primary Elections in Colorado)
What is the difference between a primary and a general election?
The State of Colorado holds regularly scheduled state elections every two years; during non-Presidential Election years, sometimes called "Midterms", a state Primary Election in June and a General Election in November.  The nominated candidates from each party's primary ballot will be placed on the November General Election ballot.  The winner of the November General Election will hold office.
What is a presidential Primary Election?
Like other primary elections, affiliated voters will be eligible to vote for presidential candidates in their party while unaffiliated voters will be eligible to vote for a candidate in any one party's election.
Who can vote in a Primary Election?
  • Voters affiliated with a major party: may cast a ballot for candidates of the party they are affiliated with.
  • Voters affiliated with a minor party: if there is a minor party contest those affiliated with that minor party may cast a ballot for those candidates.
  • Unaffiliated voters: An unaffiliated voter may cast a ballot for any one political party. If an unaffiliated voter returns a ballot with more than one political party, the ballot will be rejected and none of the votes will be counted.
How old do I have to be in order to vote in a primary election?
Every individual who is 18 years of age is eligible to vote in the primary election or presidential primary election
Are parties required to allow unaffiliated voters to participate in their primary election?
Major parties are required to allow unaffiliated voters to vote in their primary election. Minor parties, on the other hand, may refuse to allow unaffiliated voters to vote in their primary.
Does voting in a party's primary as an unaffiliated voter mean that I am joining that party?
No. An unaffiliated voter who votes in a party's primary will remain unaffiliated. However, the primary that you vote in will be a public record (but not how you voted).
I am an unaffiliated voter. Why did I get two ballots sent to me during a primary?
Most unaffiliated voters will receive the ballots of both major political parties during a primary election. This allows an unaffiliated voter to choose which party's primary they will vote in. Unaffiliated voters may only return one party's ballot. Returning two voted ballots will result in neither ballot counting.
How do I vote in a minor party's primary election if I am unaffiliated?
You have two options:

  1. You may select a ballot preference for the minor party's election that you would like to vote in at govotecolorado.gov or on any paper voter registration form, or
  2. You may contact your local County Clerk's office or visit any Voter Service and Polling Center in your county and request that minor party's ballot.
Keep in mind that the minor party you select may not hold an election or may not allow unaffiliated voters to participate in their election.

2024 Presidential Primary Election Results