Thursday, April 7, 2011
The ballots for the May 3, 2011 Municipal General Election have already been printed, so Councilwoman Madison’s name will appear on them. Do to the fact that no other candidates filed to run for the District 8 seat, the Councilwoman’s name will also be the only one on the ballot.
The ballots will be sent out to voters on April 14th.
Denver election statutes state that any votes cast for a candidate who dies after ballots are printed and before the election takes place will not be counted, which now makes the District 8 Council race a write-in election.
Anyone who wishes to run as a write-in candidate must file a notarized Affidavit of Intent with the Denver Elections Division in order for their votes to be counted. The deadline to file an Affidavit of Intent is 6 p.m., Monday, April 18.
The winner of the write-in campaign for City Council District 8 will serve the full 4-year term beginning on July 18, 2011.
If no write-in candidates emerge for the District 8 Council seat, a special election will be conducted at a future date set by City Council resolution.
Posted by Politics Colorado at 10:05 AM