(Denver) – Denver voters should be on the alert for important mail from the Denver Elections Division over the next week. The mailer contains important information about voting in the 2008 elections.
This is the first of three mail pieces Denver voters will receive from the division this election season, as part of its 2008 voter information campaign. This week’s mailer details voting options for Denver voters, and contains a form allowing voters to apply for a mail-in ballot or update their voter registration information.
Voters in Denver will have three choices of how to vote this year: they can vote by mail, vote at an early voting location, or vote at a combined polling place on Election Day. Voting will be by paper ballot this year.
Voters who prefer a mailed ballot will see a new option this year: they can opt to be placed on the permanent mail-in ballot list, thus eliminating the need to apply every year. Colorado law was changed in 2007 to allow permanent mail-in ballot status, or choose the elections in which they’d like to vote by mail.
The mailing also contains background information on the decision to return to a polling place, the paper ballot vote model, and key dates and deadlines.
“During my short tenure as Clerk and Recorder I have received a lot of feedback from voters,” said Clerk and recorder Stephanie O’Malley. “People have told me they did not receive information on when the elections would be, where to go to vote, how the elections were being conducted, or what their choices were. This mailing is part of our new “Denver Votes!” initiative of enhanced public information and voter education.”
The form that is included in the mailing is imprinted with basic voter registration information, so voters will know whether their registration information is in need of updating. It also indicates whether the voter is on the mail-in ballot list already.
Voters needing more information can go to the elections website at www.denvergov.org/elections, or call the Elections Division at 720-913-VOTE (8683).
Contact: Alton Dillard, 720-913-8686