Four candidates are running for Clerk & Recorder in Denver, and one of them, Jacob Werther, is claiming the all-mail ballot election is costing the City too much. “I’m thinking about four dollars a ballot,” said Werther. “When you factor in the paper and the labor involved in handling 290-thousand ballots it’s about 1.2 million dollars.”
He says if the city would go to a full Ballot on-demand system, where ballots are printed out when voters show up at the polls, this election could have come in for about $600,000 and that includes 60 polling places with eight judges at each location.
Common Cause, a voter watchdog group, has often questioned Denver elections, but this time they are in concert with the Division.
“We know the price of democracy is high,” said Jenny Flanagan. “We know state law requires the city only to if they choose to do a mail ballot election to mail to active voters, those who voted in the last general election, but Denver is taking the extra step and making sure all registered voters get ballots in Denver.”
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