Frisco Peak One votes rolling in
April 19, 2009
FRISCO ” About one-third of the town’s registered voters have returned their ballots for the town’s mail-in vote on land-use policy as of April 16, according to town clerk Deborah Wohlmuth.
The vote will determine whether Frisco citizens will go to the polls one more time to approve or deny an affordable-housing development on the Peak One parcel, and on subsequent decisions affecting town-owned parcels larger than 5 acres.
Wohlmuth said anyone who hasn’t received a ballot yet, and thinks they should have, should contact town hall for more information. The voting deadline is April 28.
So far, 573 ballots have come back out of a total of 1,783 valid ballots mailed out at the beginning of the month. Wohlmuth said it’s difficult to compare the pace of the turnout because the town has only held one other mail-in vote.
“Also, we’re right in the middle of spring break,” she said, potentially expecting a flurry of ballots to arrive as local residents return from vacation this week.
Election judges will start processing the ballots Thursday by opening the sealed envelopes and scanning the ballots. State election law authorizes local officials to begin tabulating mail-in votes before the final deadline.
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But the results of the scan are confined to a computer chip that won’t be processed until the April 28 deadline. At that time, the chip will be run through a computer at the county courthouse, Wohlmuth said.
For more information, contact Wohlmuth at email@example.com, or at (970) 668-5276, ext. 3034.