Ballot order announced for Colorado Springs city election
COLORADO SPRINGS -
The ballot order is set for the upcoming April Colorado Springs city council election that will include three ballot questions and six council seats up for grabs. Friday, at the city administration building, city council hopefuls watched as names got randomly drawn from an old ballot box to determine the order they'll appear on the ballot.
Traditionally, the order the names appear can create a big argument, and Colorado Springs city clerk Sarah Johnson said that is why the draw the names at random. She also said that helps the process stay transparent for the public.
"We used a really old ballot box that was actually used to vote years and years again the city so it just makes it a little bit of fun and visual, to sometimes a tense situation of what order am I going to be printed on the ballot," Johnson said.
All candidates have to file campaign finance information twice a month until the April 4th election. Johnson also said she plans to get the ballots in the mail for voters on March 10th, which is the first legal day to do so.