Early voting festivities
This Sunday, Oct. 19, the Pitkin County Democrats are hosting an Early Voting Festival in Paepcke Park on Main Street in Aspen from noon to 4 p.m. There will be music by Jimmy Ibbotson, Bobby Mason, the Last Minute String Band, Celtic and Old Time Music and others. There will be dancing and an all-American hot dog (old fashion, Kosher, veggie) lunch with pasta salad, desserts and other goodies ($15 for adults and $5 for kids for lunch). State Senator Gail Schwartz will our special guest. Obama buttons, bumper stickers, and Obama and Udall yard signs will be available, as will information on the ballot issues and the candidates.
Early Voting begins on Monday, Oct. 20 through 31, Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Pitkin County Courthouse Annex on Main Street (in the same office where auto registration is located). Colorado is a critical swing state currently running close to even in the presidential polls. Although Pitkin County is small, our vote here is a crucial part of the margin of victory for Colorado. A really BIG win in Pitkin County will help Barack Obama carry Colorado. This year’s ballot is long. Voting Early can help you avoid long lines later. The Obama campaign and the Pitkin County Dems urge all Obama supporters, Congressman Udall supporters and Congressman John Salazar supporters (Democrats, Independents and Republicans) to VOTE EARLY!
Everyone is welcome at the Sunday festival, especially undecided voters. Bring your family and your friends. Sit or dance under the tents and enjoy the day and the music. We look forward to seeing you there. For questions please call Camilla Auger at 544-0745. If you would like to help out with any aspect of the festival, including decorations, set up, food working the tables, please let us know. Georgia Hanson, email@example.com, is in charge of decorations and setting up of the tents, Blanca O’Leary, firstname.lastname@example.org, and Ann Owsley, email@example.com, are in charge of music and food.
Chair, Pitkin County Democrats
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