January 2020 Chairman’s Blog
Wishing you and yours a healthy, happy, lucky, productive 2020!
This Blog is all business. We have much to do! Please read the comments at the end of these lists…
Key 2020 dates:
January 14 is the next ExCom meeting
Central Committee meeting (TBD) to approve caucus rules, delegate allotment, possible AC-GOP By-Law changes.
February 15 – AC-GOP Lincoln Day Dinner (See below)
March 3 – Presidential Primary
March 7 – 10 a.m. - Caucuses
AC-GOP County Assembly- (Tentative) Sat. March 28
March 8 – April 17- Congressional assemblies (CD 1, CD 4, and CD 6 - TBD – required between 4/4 and 4/17)
April 17 – Multi-Party assemblies (Westminster Marriott)
April 18 – State Convention and Assembly, 1st Bank Center, 11450 Broomfield Ln, Broomfield CO 80021
June 8 – Primary ballots drop
June 29 – State Primary
January To-Do List – Yes, this is for YOU!!!!
The AC-GOP Lincoln Day Dinner will be held on February 15, 2020, at the Radisson Hotel, 3155 S Vaughn Way, Aurora CO 80014. (Formal invitation to follow.)
NOTE: IF WE ARE TO GET OUR REPUBLICAN OFFICIALS RE-ELECTED - AND OUR CANDIDATES ELECTED, THE AC-GOP MUST HAVE THE RESOURCES TO DO IT. THE AC-GOP LINCOLN DAY DINNER IS OUR BIG FUNDRAISER. MAKE PLANS TO ATTEND - AND INVITE YOUR PRECINCT LEADERS, AREA REPS, AND OTHER INTERESTED REPUBLICANS TO ATTEND WITH YOU!
The following is from the Colorado Secretary of State’s Calendar (Note: Some dates have passed, but the information is still useful.)
01/02, the first business day in January, was the last day to affiliate with a major or minor party in order to run as a party candidate in the primary.
01/03 was the last day for Arapahoe County election officials to submit security and contingency plans to the Secretary of State (SOS) for the March 3rd Presidential Primary Election. The SOS must notify the County of approval/disapproval of plan within 15 days after receipt of those plans.
01/03 was the date that the SOS was to certify the names/party affiliations of the candidates for the March 3rd Presidential Primary Election ballot, and deliver the information to Arapahoe County Clerk and Recorder (AC C and R).
01/03 was the last day for the AC C and R to send correspondence to each Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA) elector whose record is marked "Inactive."
01/03 was the last day an unaffiliated voter could give notice in writing to the AC C and R that he or she wished to serve as an election judge for the March 3rd Presidential Primary Election. (No later than 60 days before primary election) Note: Some of you had trouble applying and that information was forwarded to the AC C and R.)
01/03 election judge training was to start.
Future January 2020 Dates, as listed by the Colorado Secretary of State:
01/18 March 3rd Presidential primary election ballots to be sent to military and overseas voters. (Yes, already!) The AC C and R must tell the SOS how many of those ballots were sent.
01/18 is the first day the AC C and R can begin issuing mail ballots to eligible electors who request one in person at the county clerk's office for the March 3rd Presidential Primary Election. (does the old list stand?)
01/21 First day to circulate major party candidate petitions.
01/28 Last day for counties to submit ballot content to the Secretary of State for Election Night Reporting (ENR)
01/28 Last day for the county clerk to provide a list of election judges, including political party affiliations and assignments, if known, to each appointing party for the March 3rd Presidential Primary Election. (No later than 35 days before an election)
01/31 Ballots for the March 3rd Presidential Primary Election must be printed and in possession of the county clerk. 01/31 County clerk must begin issuing mail ballots for the March 3rd Presidential Primary Election to any eligible elector who requests one in person at the county clerk's office.
01/31 Last day for Secretary of State to publish on the Audit Center the risk limits that apply in RLAs for the March 3rd Presidential Primary Election.
2020 is a pivotal year. There are no “should’s” about what we need to accomplish during this election cycle - there are only “MUST-do’s”.
We MUST re-elect President Trump.
We MUST re-elect Senator Gardner.
We MUST re-elect ALL of our current Republican officials.
We MUST elect ALL of our Republican candidates.
We MUST put a crimp in the D’s stranglehold on Colorado, and their intrusive laws and policies…
…AND WE MUST HAVE EVERYONE ON BOARD!
Over the next few months, we will be listing campaign information, and the tasks that MUST be done so we can - and will - win in November 2020. This is not the time to put off volunteering. THIS is the time for YOU (yes, you!) to step forward to do YOUR part. WE CAN DO THIS – AND WE WILL!!!!
Thanks for all you already do and, especially, for what you will do.