Latest News – September 12
Lake County Clerk Certifies Local November Ballot
On Friday, September 9 Lake County Clerk and Recorder Patty Berger release the Lake County Ballot Certification for the 2016 General Election. Voters will appreciate its breivity once the state measures are added to the Nov. 8 General Election Ballot.
Lake County will not find any surprises as two seats on the Lake County Board of Commisisoners are represented as well as a tax increase issue which concerns the new Lake County Justice Center, now known formally as Ref 1A.
Of course, this is just the local portion of November’s Presidential Election; the state’s nine ballot measures can be found below. Stay Tuned for political news updates!
Texting to Register to Vote Now Option in Colorado
In other political news, the Colorado Secretary of State’s Office is offering yet another innovative method to access voter registration: texting.
Eligible Coloradans can simply text the word “Colorado” or “CO” to “2Vote” (28683) on their smartphones, and then open the link to the SOS’ online voter registration and election information site. It’s that easy.
“It’s one-stop shopping for all the elections information anyone would need,” Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams said. “In today’s on-demand society, we’re staying one step ahead addressing the needs of millennials, Gen-Xers and anyone who wants information immediately.”
Coloradans can text to register, update their address, change their party affiliation, view their sample ballot 45 days before an election or check the status of their voted ballot. They can also get important dates and deadlines pertaining to Nov. 8 general election or future elections.
Local Meet The Candidates On Monday, September 26
Ready or not, the political season is in full swing, as candidates and ballot pushers make their march toward the November 8th Election Day. To that end, Lake County will have its own chance to hear from local candidates, as well as representatives with ballot initiatives that voters will find at the polls. Hosted by the Leadville/Lake County Chamber of Commerce, Meet The Candidates Night will be held on Monday, Sept. 26 at 5:30 p.m. up at Colorado Mountain College, in the Climax Leadership Center.
The evening provides voters with an opportunity to get to know the candidates and their views on various issues. For a copy of the Lake County Certified Ballot: CLICK.
Attendees will also have a chance to submit their questions. If you are a registered Lake County voter and have a question, email it to email@example.com and it will be submitted for Meet The Candidates. As always, questions need to be issue-related and not pointed to one particular candidate so that each candidate has the opportunity to answer.
Leadville Today will also be recording the evening’s event and have it available on the website for voters who cannot attend. Stay Tuned! Stay Informed! VOTE on Tuesday, Nov. 8!