On May 18, Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper signed SB 305. It sets out the details on how Colorado’s new semi-closed primaries will work. In 2016 the voters passed an initiative, saying that independents may choose any party’s primary ballot. However, the initiative did not specify all the details. The bill provides that when an independent asks for a party primary ballot, a record will be kept of his or her choice. That voter will be considered a member of the party whose primary ballot was chosen, but only for a year. Then that voter will be again deemed to be an independent, unless of course the voter fills out a new voter registration form and chooses a party.