9NEWS noticed that the order of the candidates for the presidential election - and asked the Secretary of State's office just how the order is chosen.
The candidate order is chosen by a drawing out of a hat. Major parties are prioritized first, followed by minor parties, then unaffiliated parties.
On the Colorado ballot - the American Constitution party candidates Virgil H. Good, Jr and Jim Clymer appear first, followed by the candidates for the Democratic and Republican parties.
The Secretary of State's Office only determines the order for candidates in federal and state-wide races. Individual county clerks offices have its own policies for selecting the order of candidate's names for local races.
The American Constitution party became a major party after the Colorado governor's race in 2010 when candidate Tom Tancredo won 36 percent of the vote. Democrat John Hickenlooper won the election with 51 percent and the Republican candidate, Dan Maes had 11 percent of the vote.
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