Denver, Colorado 2021-10-10 08:00:32 –
Denver clerk and recorder identified by Paul Lopez problem In the city’s local elections about a year after winning his position in the final vote: The local election schedule is not compliant with federal and state law if a final vote is required, resulting in It may deprive voters of their rights.
Question 2H, referenced in the ballot on November 2, asks voters to hold the city’s general election on the first Tuesday of May, which is required by the current charter, but on the first of April of odd-numbered years. We are calling for action by pulling up until Tuesday.
If adopted, 2H will come into effect in time for the 2023 city elections, where all 13 council seats and the mayor’s office will be available.
2H supporters say that during the two months between the general election and the June elections, the city will order ballots from sellers and voter in the city, living abroad, or deploying with the military. He states that he needs to have enough time to send the ballot.
As outlined On the city websiteThe law stipulates that mail ballots must be sent to all voters 21 days before the election and 45 days for people living abroad.
“This is the simplest solution to a simple problem,” said Denver City Councilor Kevin Flynn on 2H. Flynn joined a committee reviewing the city’s charter and found a way to comply with local elections.
Going back the spring elections a month ago was not the only option considered by the Commission. Ranked voting system, Voters number candidates in order of priority.
In the city’s 2021 voting guide, 2H opponents choose a rank to eliminate the “nuisance voting” that gives the city more time for special interest groups by paying only one round of ballot. He said voting is the preferred option. Participate in the race.
Flynn likened it to bringing a car for a quick repair and pivoting to a ranked vote to leave the store with a brand new car.
“By moving the date back a month, we can give the clerk all the time the clerk needs to follow. Simple. Easy. End.”
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