Frisco ballot deadline is Tuesday
April 27, 2009
FRISCO ” About half of Frisco’s voters have cast their ballots in the special land-use election ending Tuesday.
Town officials and election judges will be opening mail-in ballots and scanning the documents between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., when the polls close.
Voters are deciding whether the town should be required to hold a citizen vote before disposing of town-owned lots larger than 5 acres. The election has been billed as a vote to block affordable housing by a “vote-no” issue committee, while “vote-yes” advocates say the measure would protect open space and the right to vote on future land decisions.
Both groups have formally registered with the county clerk under the state’s Fair Election Campaign Practices Act.
Supporting a “yes” vote is Friends of Frisco Open Space, which collected the signatures to put the issue to a vote. The group began the campaign with $3,800 war chest late last year. The seed money was collected in late October from a mix of local and other sources, with the biggest single donation of $1,500 coming from a Lakewood engineer. The group reported total spending of $2,112 on the campaign through April 19, with the biggest chunk ($1,775) spent on newspaper advertising. During the previous reporting period, the group received $1,000 in donations, $600 from Frisco residents and $400 from out of state.
Families for Frisco, the group urging a “no” vote, reported spending $929 through April 19. The report filed with the town shows the group taking in $1,013 through April 19, with most most of it in the form of donations from Frisco residents ranging from $10 to $250.
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The results of the election will be tallied at the Summit County Courthouse in Breckenridge Tuesday evening, with results as early as 8:30 p.m.
Bob Berwyn can be reached at (970) 331-5996, or at email@example.com.