How to vote in Frisco’s Tuesday special election
FRISCO – The town’s special election is Tuesday, and voters will see a ballot question with four distinct components.The first component is the question itself, which asks voters whether they would like to see Home Depot at the 9.4-acre parcel. The second component describes how the sales tax revenues generated by the proposed project would be spent. The Frisco Town Council identified open space, parks, recreational amenities, streets and paved pathways as the areas of expenditure. The ballot language also mentions cultural amenities and maintenance of an intra-town transit system.The next section describes how the town council would spend the revenue generated from the sale of the land. Such uses include: assisting in the consolidation of Colorado Mountain College; capital start-up costs for an intra-town transit system; construction and maintenance of infrastructure; affordable housing, open space and recreational amenities.The last paragraph describes the minimum community benefits to which Home Depot has committed: money for affordable housing, soccer and ball fields and the historical society; construction of a children’s playground and a recycling drop-off center; and public art on the property.On Tuesday, there is only one polling place where you may cast your vote – Frisco Town Hall at 1 Main Street. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.To qualify to vote in the election, you must be a citizen of the United States, be 18 years old by the day of the election, be a Colorado resident who has lived at an incorporated town of Frisco address of record for 30 days by the day of the election, and be registered to vote at least 29 days prior to the election. Colorado law requires voters to present identification prior to voting.If you have a question about whether or not you are registered, call the county clerk at (970) 453-3479.Absentee voters can cast their vote by dropping off ballots to the Town Clerk until 7 p.m. the day of the election. Mailed absentee ballots must be in the possession of the Town Clerk the day of the election.Once an application for an absentee ballot is received, you must vote the absentee ballot and may not go to the polls to cast your vote.
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