Two Events Hope To Educate Valley Voters

Sep 28, 2018

From choosing a new governor to figuring out exactly what a special district is, voters have a lot of tough decisions to make on this year’s midterm ballot.

“Count Me In,” a voter-education organization, is hosting two meetings on Monday to discuss state and local ballot issues.

The first event is at the Basalt Library and features representatives from the Roaring Fork Transportation Authority, Colorado Mountain College and the Basalt Fire District, all of which have ballot measures in front of voters in November. Attendees can ask the officials questions during a brown-bag lunch session.

The second event takes place at the Limelight Hotel in Aspen. “Count Me In” will lead the discussion, which centers on state ballot issues, like the gubernatorial race and a tax increase for transportation infrastructure.

There are 13 state initiatives on the midterm ballot and a host of local questions. Ballots are due Nov. 6.