The Larimer County Republican Party is holding an information session for area voters to explain what caucuses are and why they’re important. Caucuses are neighborhood-level meetings that kick off the two-year election cycle.
“In order for voters to fully exercise their right to vote, it’s important they understand and participate in the full process. That starts this coming February with our caucuses”, says Jerry Patterson, Larimer GOP Internal Vice Chairman.
“The general election in November is really the finished product of a whole process. A lot of times people complain about their choices on their November ballots, and many don’t even realize that they can have a say for who ends up there – starting with their party’s caucus.”
The northern Larimer County information session about the GOP caucus process will be held Dec. 1, 6 to 8 p.m. at Ridgeview Classical Schools’ Performing Arts Center, 1800 S. Lemay Ave. in Fort Collins.
The first hour will be devoted to an informal meet and greet time so community members can get a chance to talk with GOP elected officials, candidates, and county party officials. The second hour will be the community session for caucus information.
GOP County Chariman Tom Lucero is looking forward to a vigorous election cycle and getting the word out about caucus. “The 2012 election will be a referendum on the direction of our country, state and country, if people want a voice in our representative government then they need to attend caucus. People need to decide if they want government spending to continue unchecked with 9 percent unemployment or if they want limited government — those decisions start Feb. 7, 2012 at the Colorado GOP caucuses.”