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City to consider hybrid election

Staff report

Aspen voters may be able to cast their ballots at traditional polling places in May after all.

The Aspen City Council decided Monday that it will consider a hybrid election, with mail-in as well as polling-place options. In January, the council initially voted to hold the May 5 election as a mail-in contest, based on the state legislature’s adoption of two bills that affect the way municipal elections are conducted. Dissenting voters Mayor Steve Skadron and Councilman Art Daily argued that a mail-in election would take away from Aspen tradition.

On Monday, former councilman Torre suggested the hybrid option. City Attorney Jim True said the council can address specifics on amending the prior approval on March 9.

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