Election

Denver: don’t forget you need to vote on voting on the Olympics

Lisa Lockman casts a ballot at the Denver Human Services building in Sun Valley on primary election day, June 26, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Lisa Lockman casts a ballot at the Denver Human Services building in Sun Valley on primary election day, June 26, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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This is your official reminder that on June 4, Denverites will decide whether future Denverites will have the right to block funding for the Olympics.

The Let Denver Vote Initiative would –wait for it — let Denver vote on whether the city can spend money to lure and host the Games.

The vote would get triggered if and when politicians decide they want to spend public money or offer incentives to bring the Olympics to Colorado. You might say organizers are playing defense.

Didn’t we just have an election? Yes. But it’s heading to a runoff for several seats. The Olympics initiative did not have enough valid signatures to make the May ballot. However, it made the cut for the June 4 runoff ballot, which will be mailed to voters starting May 20.

 

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