Denver 2H — the one about moving municipal elections — results: Elections seem likely to happen in April
Clerk and Recorder Paul López says his office needs more time to prepare ballots and be compliant with election laws.
Results as of 11:30 p.m.: Denver’s municipal elections — where voters get to pick a mayor, city council members, the clerk and recorder, and the city auditor — could take place in April instead of May if results for Referred Question 2H stand.
An overwhelming amount of voters so far — 74.72% of returned ballots — support moving the city’s municipal election date.
The proposal was introduced by Clerk and Recorder Paul López to move them to May. His office wanted more time to make sure Denver Elections could prepare ballots for military and overseas voters and be compliant with state and federal laws before the June runoff elections.
The measure was placed on the ballot by the Denver City Council, which also briefly considered providing ranked-choice voting, which was another option López suggested could fix concerns over having enough time to prepare ballots.
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