Unity Party of Colorado Convention
Saturday, April 4, 2020
10AM
(Immediately Preceding 12 Noon United National Convention)
Online via WebEx (Not at Flatz Restaurant) > email mail@unityparty.us

Latest relevant Colorado election law changes:

  1. Governor Polis Executive Order: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1sF4zVsr-lePUcBTq9gkp_dERchD4g4jM/view
  2. General Assembly Electoral Bill signed by Polis: https://leg.colorado.gov/sites/default/files/2020a_1359_signed.pdf

Forms required to be filed with the State of Colorado Elections Office:

  1. Certificate of Designation by Assembly
  2. Certificate of Nomination for President
  3. Certificate of Nomination for Vice President
  4. Candidate Acceptance of Nomination for President
  5. Candidate Acceptance of Nomination for Vice President
  6. Presidential Electors’ Acceptance of Nomination
  7. Candidate Acceptance of Designation > United States Senate
  8. Candidate Acceptance of Designation > United States Representative
  9. Candidate Acceptance of Designation > State Board of Education
  10. Candidate Acceptance of Designation > Regent of the University of Colorado
  11. Candidate Acceptance of Designation > State Senate
  12. Candidate Acceptance of Designation > State Representative
  13. Candidate Acceptance of Designation > District Attorney
  14. Personal Financial Disclosure Statement (for State-level Candidates)

Please note that, while the general public along with the media are welcome and encouraged to attend, all those who wish to vote at the state convention will need to update their voter registration to “Unity” no later than January 1st per the state party constitution. All Unity Party of Colorado voters attending online convention will be asked to present both proof of affiliation since before 2020 and photo ID (drivers license, state ID card, passport, military ID or employee ID) .

  • 10AM Voting on Proposed Amendments to Unity Party of Colorado Constitution
  • 10AM Approval Voting Proposed Amendment > “All Unity Party of Colorado votes shall adhere to the Approval Voting Method, which allows votes by a voter for more than one option to be considered valid.”
  • 1005AM Online Assembly Proposed Amendment > “To clarify, ‘present’ in the Unity Party of Colorado Constitution shall be understood to mean both ‘present in person’ or ‘present via any appropriate electronic means’ with a verifiable record of access and participation via electronic means.”
  • 1010AM Multiple Office Proposed Amendment > “No one person shall be allowed to hold more than one office at a time within the Unity Party of Colorado, as long as there is at least one other willing and able individual available for any given additional office.”
  • 1015AM Expansion of United Colorado Committee Proposed Amendment > “The United Colorado Committee shall be confirmed to be the State Central Committee of the Unity Party of Colorado and shall consist of no more than seven members.”
  • 1020AM Uniter Candidate Affiliation Date Proposed Amendment > “The required deadline of official Colorado voter affiliation with the Unity Party for Unity Party candidates to be considered for the party’s nomination to a General Election ballot shall be the day of the nominating Convention or Assembly. Furthermore, Amendment I to the Unity Party of Colorado Constitution shall be amended to read, “IV.A. shall be amended to read: “Delegates to assemblies and conventions shall be self-selected, but are required to have been registered as a ‘Unity’ voter in the State of Colorado since on or before January 1st of the year of that assembly or convention starting in 2021, in order to have voting power at that assembly or convention.
  • 1030AM Voting on Unity Party Nominees for 2020 General Election
  • 1030AM Colorado US Senate Candidates (Fiorino, Milton and Seku)
  • 1100AM US House Candidates (Keltie CD5 & Olszta CD7)
  • 1115AM Colorado General Assembly (State Legislature) Candidates
  • 1130AM Voting on Unity Party of Colorado Officer Vacancies
  • 1130AM Voting on Unity Party of Colorado State Central Committee Members
  • 1135AM Voting on Unity Party of Colorado Chair from Committee
  • 1140AM Voting on Unity Party of Colorado Vice Chair from Committee
  • 1145AM Voting on Unity Party of Colorado Asst Vice Chair from Committee
  • 1150AM Voting on Unity Party of Colorado Treasurer from Committee
  • 12 Noon National Convention Convenes in same WebEx session

Finally, note that, per state law and the state party constitution, the Unity Party nominee for a specific office must receive at least 30% of the Assembly (Convention) vote on the first or second ballot > if no candidate receives 30% by the second vote, the top two vote-getters are placed on the June 30th primary ballot. Unity Party candidates may also petition onto the primary ballot before the Assembly/Convention. All Unity Party nominees will each need to complete a notarized acceptance of candidacy form before departing for the day (we’ll provide a notary public). See Ballotpedia’s explanation of the process.

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    Christopher Edward Otwell

    My proposal —- Amend IV.A. with “Delegates to assemblies and conventions shall be self-selected, but are required to have been registered as a ‘Unity Party’ voter in the State of Colorado since on or before the date of the Unity Party assembly or convention, allowing that delegate voting power at that assembly or convention. This same-day-now concept is to encourage growth of the party, and ability to get involvement from those interested.”

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