Midvalley precincts redefined | AspenTimes.com

Midvalley precincts redefined

A mistake in precinct boundaries that sent some Basalt residents to El Jebel to vote in the last two elections has been corrected, according to Eagle County Clerk and Recorder Sara Fisher.

The last time precinct lines were adjusted, about 250 residents of Basalt’s Hill District were included in Precinct 8, made up primarily of the El Jebel area. So, even though those residents lived in the mountainside above Basalt Town Hall, they had to travel four miles to the El Jebel Community Center to cast ballots rather than use the polling place at Town Hall.

The line had been drawn to include Basalt residents west of the Fryingpan River with the El Jebel precinct, Fisher said. In her re-election campaign last fall, Fisher pledged to fix the error.

The Basalt Hill District residents are now back in Precinct 7 and will vote at Basalt Town Hall. Precinct 8 shrunk slightly, with the new dividing line about halfway between the cores of Basalt and El Jebel.

Precinct 24, which includes Sopris Village and Willits, and Precinct 25, which includes Blue Lake, were unaffected by the adjustment, Fisher said.

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