Colorado votes to bring back presidential primaries

An election judge, top, helps a voter with a paper ballot as another voter, bottom, works on a ballot in the Denver Election Commission headquarters on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016, in downtown Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
An election judge, top, helps a voter with a paper ballot as another voter, bottom, works on a ballot in the Denver Election Commission headquarters on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016, in downtown Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

DENVER (AP) — Colorado has voted to revive presidential primaries. Voters approved a proposition Tuesday replacing Colorado’s presidential caucuses with a primary to be held by March of each presidential election year.

Voters also were considering another measure to allow independents to participate in other party primaries without having to affiliate. Proposition 108 would still allow the parties to opt out of those primaries and hold assemblies or conventions instead.

Colorado held presidential primaries from 1992 to 2000 before returning to caucuses to save money.

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