Be mindful when voting
March 11, 2010
I am running for a seat on the Basalt Town Council in the April 6 election. I am very concerned that citizens who want to vote will find themselves disenfranchised.
For the first time the state is requiring towns to send a mail ballot to everyone who in the past requested a permanent mail ballot. If a citizen receives a mail ballot, he or she must use that ballot to vote. No one who receives a mail ballot will be allowed to vote at the polling place on April 6. Since this has never before been the case, I fear that many voters will ignore the mail ballot and turn up at Town Hall on April 6. They will be turned away.
If you are a registered voter in Basalt and receive a mail ballot, please use that ballot to cast your vote.