By Jim Huffman
Special to The SUN
The Archuleta County Democratic and Republican Precinct Caucuses are the first official events in a series of events leading to the choice of candidate(s) to be placed on the primary and general election ballots.
Anyone may attend the caucus, but, in order to participate in your precinct caucus, you must have been registered as either a Democratic or Republican by Monday, Jan. 4, and you must be a resident in your precinct not later than Monday, Feb. 1. However, anyone who turns 18 after Jan. 4 and before March 1 and registers to vote may also participate as long as they have been a resident in their precinct since Feb. 1. If you are unsure of your precinct, you can go to the county website (www.archuletacounty.org), click on “County Departments” and then “Clerk/Recorder’s office,” click on “Elections” and then on “Election Precincts” to see the maps — you can then enlarge them to get a better look — then find your street and you should be able to identify your precinct.