The November 3rd election will be conducted via mail-in ballot, and this coming Monday, October 5th, is the last day to register to vote. Here’s how to register. Ballots will be mailed on or about October 12th (22 days prior to the election) to the election.
You’ll receive a ballot via email as long as your registered to vote, and interestingly, the El Paso County Clerk and Recorder’s office states that “a mail ballot will be mailed to all registered electors whose registration record has been marked as inactive for failure to vote.” I’m not sure if that’s standard, or a exception to the normative because of the issues that are on this year’s ballot.
You can check to see if you’re registered to vote here.
The biggest issue on the ballot is 2C, which states:
“SHALL CITY TAXES BE INCREASED $46,000,000 ANNUALLY BY INCREASING 2009 GENERAL PROPERTY TAX 6.00 MILLS, 1.00 ADDITIONAL MILL PER YEAR FOR FOUR YEARS, CONTINUING THEREAFTER, CONSTITUTING VOTER-APPROVED REVENUE CHANGE?”
Jeremy will be sharing some thoughts on Issue 2C next week, and I’ll highlight more of the ballot issues and other election data through the coming week or two. Stay tuned!