Steamboat Springs Routt County Democratic and Republican party leaders are urging registered members of their parties to attend Tuesday night’s caucuses at locations across the county.
At their core, party caucuses represent politics at the grass-roots level. Attendees will elect a caucus chair and secretary who will preside over each precinct-level meeting. Attendees also will vote on their preferred choices for contested races within their parties.
For the November election, those contested party races include a U.S. Senate seat, Colorado governor and other elected positions, depending on the number of candidates vying for those seats in each party. For example, seven Republicans are seeking the U.S. Senate seat held by Democrat Michael Bennet. Caucus results from across the state Tuesday will help narrow that field.
Also at the caucuses, voters will discuss local, state and national issues that could become part of their party’s platform.
All caucus meetings start at 7 p.m. Tuesday, regardless of party or precinct. Party leaders suggest attendees show up to their precinct locations no later than 6:45 p.m. to register.
Call the Routt County Clerk and Recorder’s Office at 970-870-5556 to check what precinct you’re a part of. For more detailed information about Tuesday’s caucuses, check out Monday’s Steamboat Today.
Democratic Party caucuses
■ Precinct 1 (North Routt) — The home of Diane White-Crane, 27550 Routt County Road 64 (Seedhouse Road) in Clark.
■ Precincts 2, 5 (Hayden) — Hayden Public Library, 201 E. Jefferson Ave. in Hayden
■ Precincts 3, 4, 6, 7, 11 to 18 (Steamboat Springs) — Soda Creek Elementary School, 220 Park Ave. in Steamboat
■ Precincts 8, 9 (Oak Creek and Stagecoach) — Oak Creek Community Center, 227 Dodge Ave. in Oak Creek
■ Precinct 10 (Yampa) — Yampa Town Hall, 56 Lincoln Ave. in Yampa
Republican Party caucuses
■ Precinct 1 (North Routt) — North Routt Fire Station No. 2, 61915 Routt County Road 129 in Hahn’s Peak
■ Precincts 2, 5 (Hayden) — Hayden High School, 495 W. Jefferson Ave. in Hayden
■ Precinct 3 (west Steamboat) — Anchor Way Baptist Church, 40650 Anchor Way in Steamboat II
■ Precinct 4 (Steamboat Springs) — Home of Jack and Geneva Taylor, 317445 Soda Creek Rim Road in Strawberry Park
■ Precincts 6, 7 — Home of Moose Barrows, 30015 Routt County Road 14
■ Precincts 8, 9 (Stagecoach and Oak Creek) — Oak Creek Town Hall, 129 Nancy Crawford Blvd. in Oak Creek
■ Precinct 10 (Yampa) — Yampa Ladies Aid Hall, 83 E. First Ave. in Yampa
■ Precincts 11, 12 — Home of Del and Nina Lockhart, 1084 Village Lane in Steamboat Springs
■ Precincts 13 to 18 (Steamboat Springs) — Commissioners Hearing Room, third floor of the Routt County Courthouse, 136 Sixth St. in Steamboat Springs