Survey and hearing on whether to conduct June Primary by mail
(Denver) – Should Denver Clerk and Recorder Debra Johnson conduct the June 2012 Primary Election as a polling place election or as a mail ballot election?
Denver’s Clerk and Recorder is proposing to conduct the June 2012 primary as a mail ballot election and is seeking public input through a hearing and survey. The hearing will take place Tuesday, November 8, 2011, 5:30 p.m., in the City Council Hearing Room 391, City & County Building, 3rd Floor. This is a change in the location of this hearing.
The public may offer responses until 5 p.m. on November 8 by taking a short survey posted on www.DenverVotes.org, or by offering a comment on the Elections Division’s Facebook page, www.Facebook.com/DenverElections. Alternatively, voters may submit written comments by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, by fax to 720-913-8600, in person, or by mail to the Denver Elections Division, Attn: Communications Office, 200 W. 14th Ave., Suite 100, Denver 80204.
A polling place election would offer three options for Denver voters: early voting; mail-in ballots; and voting on Election Day at a polling place; and cost approximately $1.5 million. A mail ballot election would offer voters multiple voter service centers across the city for ballot drop-off and voter assistance, and cost approximately $1.1 million; a savings of about $400,000.
The decision will affect only the 2012 Primary Election. The November 2012 General Election, by law, must be conducted as a polling place election.
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