Pueblo County reminds community about special 2A election on Tuesday

Posted at 6:11 PM, May 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-04 20:11:47-04

PUEBLO COUNTY — On Tuesday, the Pueblo community will have their voices heard as the County votes in a special 2A election that will decide whether the County will ditch Black Hills Energy and allow the Pueblo Board of Water Works to take over.

As of Monday night, over 23,000 ballots have been returned for the special election, which is about a third of the ballots that were sent out to votes in Pueblo County.

The Pueblo Clerk & Recoder's office told News 5 that the turnover has been good because the stakes are so high for the future of energy in Pueblo.

"People think this Black Hills issue is important, and you know, we are seeing it with people complaining that they can't vote in it even though they have Black Hills in the county," explained Gilbert Ortiz from the Pueblo Clerk & Recoder's office.

A reminder that you can only drop off ballots at the locations identified by the Pueblo Clerk & Recoder's office.

Keep it with News 5 on Tuesday as we detail the election results on News 5 at 10 p.m.