Voters will have several options in returning ballots
(Denver) – The June 26, 2012 Primary Election will be conducted as a mail ballot election. Ballots will be mailed to voters the week of June 4, and voters will have the option of mailing their ballots back or dropping them off at a Voter Service Center.
The Denver Elections Division conducted an online survey on the DenverVotes.org website and on Facebook so voters could provide input on the June 2012 Primary election model. Paper surveys were also made available at various outreach events and more than 70 percent of respondents favored a mail ballot election.
“Conducting mail ballot elections saves Denver taxpayers approximately $400,000 per election versus the cost of a polling place election,” said Denver Clerk and Recorder Debra Johnson. “This will be the sixth mail ballot election we’ve conducted since November of 2009, so voters have become familiar with mail ballot voting.”
Denver elections officials have spent the past three years continuously improving mail ballot procedures to make them both cost effective and convenient for Denver’s voters. Efforts have included: establishing Voter Service Centers across the city with drive-through ballot drop-off lanes; enhancing the award-winning Ballot TRACE technology that provides voters with a method to track their ballots through the postal system; and continuous improvements in Denver Elections Division procedures to maximize efficiency, accuracy and transparency.
More information will be posted on the Denver Elections website, www.DenverVotes.org in the coming months.