State representatives are elected by political subdivision. House and senate districts.
County commissioners and top county offices are elected both by district and at-large. Nearly all of the 64 counties have partisan elections for county boards and officers.
Supporters or opponents in partisan contests may easily and legally both support and oppose certain candidates. Independent campaigns for or against candidates and issues rely on our current binary ballot for intense and expensive ‘winner takes all’ events that detract from candidate agendas.
Candidates have difficultly controlling their message, and are often spending time battling unknown forces not controlled by a candidate opponent. These actions have had a chilling effect on elections, and few candidates are financially equipped to run against such odds.
Approval Voting interferes with the logical success of independent campaigns. As more candidates appear to have interest, the expense of attacking all of them to support a singular partisan position tends to prevent what we now experience as commonplace.
Colorado’s newest party is seeking citizens of the state to register to vote as Approval Voting Party members.
The Approval Voting Party has been established in Colorado. As a Qualified Political Organization we lack the ability to nominate candidates for the ballot until we achieve one-thousand registered voter members. The state reported 648 registered members at the end of April 2019 and the party was founded earlier this year.
On June 2nd of 2019 the first statewide convention was held in Denver.