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2016 Election

Aspen Public Radio hosted a special public event, Resurgent Russian in the Time of Trump, on August 22, 2017.

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The final votes that trickled in early Wednesday morning were not enough to sway the outcome in Basalt. Residents rejected two ballot measures that would have had the town purchase land to create a park on the Pan and Fork mobile home site, and developers are ready to step in.

  Dan Richardson won Cabondale’s mayoral contest, earning over 50 percent of the vote.

Elizabeth Stewart Severy, Aspen Public Radio News

Unofficial results indicate that Basalt voters narrowly rejected ballot questions related to buying the former Pan and Fork mobile home parcel. Tuesday night results show that about 52 percent of voters said “no” to the town buying the land to build a park, and about 55 percent voted against park-related improvements.

Colorado is one of a handful of states conducting this election by mail.

Valley Roundup for Nov. 4, 2016

Nov 4, 2016

Local newspapers have made their endorsements on several ballot questions and candidates. Why should voters rely on journalists for guidance when making election decisions?

Joining Aspen Public Radio’s Carolyn Sackariason for Valley Roundup to discuss that are Randy Essex, editor of the Glenwood Post Independent, Lauren Glendenning, editor of the Aspen Times and Curtis Wackerle, editor of the Aspen Daily News.

CNBC

 It’s the final week of a long election season, and one thing local party leaders agree on is this year’s races are too close to call.

In Garfield County, you can register to vote in Spanish, and you can practice voting in Spanish. You can’t, however, vote in Spanish.

Elise Thatcher

  After Monday, Coloradans wishing to register to vote, update their registration, or cast a ballot must do so in person. Because by law Colorado’s mail-ballots can not be sent out after today, anyone registering between now and Election Day, November 8th, can not participate in the mail in process. To register to vote in Colorado you must have twenty two days of residency.

 

Valley Roundup for Morning Edition, Oct. 28, 2016

Oct 28, 2016
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Most everyone in the Roaring Fork Valley and beyond should have received their ballots by now. The Aspen Public Radio news teams has answers about the logistics of voting in this mail-in election.

 

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has warned supporters that they are working against a rigged election process, but clerks in Colorado say that’s impossible.

The Colorado County Clerks Association sent a notice Tuesday calling this state’s election system “the best in the world.”

Two candidates for Pitkin County commissioner faced off last night at a live debate hosted by Aspen Public Radio. Greg Poschman and Scott Writer are running for a vacant seat on the board and discussed affordable housing, development, and the open space and trails program.     

A voter information event held at the Limelight Hotel this evening aims to increase turnout in an underrepresented demographic.

 

Alycin Bektesh / Aspen Public Radio News

Amendment 69 - “ColoradoCare”

A “yes” vote would change the state constitution to set up a universal health care system, a “no” vote would keep health care as is.

Several dead voters are casting ballots in Colorado, according to a recent report from CBS 4 in Denver.

Colorado is among a handful of states where voters will decide if the minimum wage should be increased. If approved, Colorado’s wage would go up each year until it reaches $12 an hour by 2020.

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Candidates running for local, state, and national offices speak tonight in Carbondale about management and funding of public lands.

 Supporters of a ballot question that would make it harder to change Colorado’s constitution have raised close to $3 million.

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This election cycle has been anything but typical and now Colorado voters will have their say in how the next election is handled.

Prior to the Nov. 8 election, Colorado voters will receive a booklet of information about the measures that will show up on their ballots. This is the last week for the public to submit statements to be included in the Taxpayer Bill of Rights “blue book.”

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