Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Bill to Move Presidential Caucuses and State Primaries Passes Colorado Senate

The Colorado Senate today passed SB 189; a bill that would shift both the Centennial state's presidential precinct caucuses and the primaries for state and local offices. As FHQ mentioned last month when the bill was introduced, the presidential precinct caucuses would move up from the third Tuesday in March to the first Tuesday in March. The state and local primaries would be moved up from the second Tuesday in August to the last Tuesday in June in order to comply with the federal mandate called for in the MOVE act -- providing for 45 day buffer between the completion of the nomination process and the general election -- passed by Congress in 2009.

The bill now moves to the Colorado state House. FHQ will have the final vote tally when it is made available.

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