Taxpayers can fight certification of November election
December 28, 2007
To the Editor:
Just so everyone is aware, our county is trying to certify the mail-in election last month. Their tactic is to get the lawsuit filed by the citizens for fair elections dismissed.
The recreation district and the county are armed with lawyers that are paid for by us citizens. They are trying to dismiss the suit on a technicality, while the main issue is whether Hot Sulphur Springs is a reasonable distance to expect voters in the recreation district to travel to vote.
Since the citizens committee for fair elections is a new organization, they don’t have the resources the county and recreation district have. They are in need of volunteers and monetary support. Donations are being accepted at Grand Mountain Bank in the name of Citizens Committee for Fair Elections.
We should all be concerned about this issue, as it raises all of our property taxes forever, not just for the immediate future. The bond issue passed by less than 100 votes and we should be concerned that the mail-in ballot had much less participation than the last time we actually voted on this issue.
We need residents to let the county know if they didn’t get ballots, got torn ballets, or were not aware that they had to go all the way to Hot Sulphur Springs on Election Day to vote.
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Vacation homeowners that are Colorado residents also had the right to vote in this election and should let the county know if they didn’t get a ballot.
Call the courthouse now as this issue will probably be heard this week. Call me for more information or to get involved.