There Are Colorado Elections in 2017
You’ve been hearing a lot about elections in 2018 and 2020, but there are several elections in Colorado this year. Elections are taking place in some areas of Colorado in just a few weeks.
April 4, 2017 is election day in Durango, Fort Collins, Grand Junction and Colorado Springs. Election day in Aspen is May 2, 2017. If you live in any of these areas, check out justvotecolorado.org right now to get details on your election. Each city uses different procedures for the election, so use Just Vote Colorado to find out if in-person voting is offered, when mail ballots will be sent, important deadlines and more!
In Colorado Springs, the April 4 election will include City Council candidates as well as three ballot initiatives, which are new proposed laws that require voter approval. The ballot initiatives in Colorado Springs involve water, TABOR, and internet service. The deadline to request an absentee ballot is March 28!
On November 7, there will be a coordinated election throughout the state. A coordinated election means that various clerks and recorders coordinate for elections in some combination of state, county, municipality, school district, or special districts. Colorado’s coordinated election is conducted by mail ballot only, so check your registration address here.
Have you checked it? Go check it. We’ll wait.
All good? Great! As mentioned, the coordinated election includes elections for seats on district school boards. If you’ve never taken an interest in school board elections, now is the time to get involved and educate yourself! Ask anyone in Jefferson County and they’ll tell you: better to get out the vote at election time than organize a recall.
Here at Civic Syrup, we understand that our kids don’t have a vote, yet are affected by our decisions on a day-to-day basis. We all have a responsibility to vote with their futures in mind. Consider who else you wish to serve with your vote this year, and seek out candidates who represent your values! Then, mark your calendar and make a plan to VOTE.
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