Municipalities divide the electorate into precincts to conduct elections. Groups of precincts comprise districts for both the State Senate and the State House of Representatives.
Colorado's House District 38 is located around the City of Littleton.
House District 38 Democrats provides important leadership for the Democratic Party. We foster participation in civic activities and work to elect candidates that reflect our shared ideals.
We meet monthly, usually the second Wednesday of each month at 6:30 PM. Currently all meetings are virtual. Each meeting provides updates on the party's latest initiatives, guest speakers on topics of local, state, and national interest, and a great opportunity to connect to elected officials, candidates, and local leaders within our community.
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What are House Districts?
The Colorado House of Representatives is comprised of elected Representatives. We are House District 38, or HD38.
The map at right shows the boundaries of HD38 after redistricting and as of January 9, 2023. House Districts are then further divided into precincts. Click this link to see a map of the Arapahoe precincts within HD38. We have precincts within both Arapahoe and Jefferson Counties.
By law, the Arapahoe County Clerk and Recorder’s Office is responsible for updating the countywide precinct map to ensure that no precinct exceeds 1,500 active voters, or up to 2,000 active voters with Board of County Commissioner approval. The number of active voters comes from Colorado Secretary of State’s voter registration database. Each precinct must fall entirely within the boundaries of legislative districts and follow natural and artificial boundaries.
Precincts and Political Parties
Political parties organize around precincts to run caucuses and primaries, organize voting efforts, and manage elections.
A Precinct Organizer, or PO, is the representative of the Democratic Party in your neighborhood. POs are elected at caucus and serve a two-year term. POs can also be appointed by the HD38 Chair with the advice of the Sub-District Captain and Co-Captain to fill a vacancy.
House District 38 works to ensure that we have a PO for each precinct. HD38 also appoints Group Captains that coordinate 10 precincts. Group Captains help POs in their group with community outreach and election management.
What About Senate Districts? The map below shows Senate District 16 which encompasses HD38.
Similar to House District divisions, the state is also divided into Senate Districts that provide representation in the Colorado Senate. HD38 is served by Senate District 16 (Chris Kolker-D). Since House Districts and their precincts represent the smallest areas, political parties organize at that level for leadership instead of at the Senate District level. However, POs are very important to Senate Districts. In our party, POs serve on vacancy committees and help organize election efforts for Senate candidates.