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BID voters have more options

Downtown walk-in voting available until Nov. 6

Alexis DeLaCruz

— Eligible property owners and tenants in downtown Steamboat Springs now have more options to vote for a proposed tax that would raise money for downtown advocacy and improvement issues.

Bill Moser, chairman of the Downtown Steamboat Springs Business Improvement District’s board of directors, said Friday that registered and eligible voters now can place their vote or drop off mail-in ballots from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday until Nov. 5 at 610 Oak St. The office will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 6.

“People can either vote there or drop off the ballots they’ve requested by mail,” he said.

All mail-in ballots must be received by 7 p.m. Nov. 6, he added.

The district’s boundaries span from Second to 13th streets between Yampa and Oak streets. The district was formed in June.

If approved, the mill levy would generate about $120,000 a year to fund marketing, advocacy an parking management efforts downtown, in addition to potential beautification projects.

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Moser said residents living in the district’s boundaries also are eligible to vote, but are not subject to the tax. Only property owners and tenants are subject to the tax, he said.

While local walk-in voting should make access easier for those interested in voting on the proposed tax, voters can still request a mail-in ballot from Mary Carter, the issue’s designated election official.

Requesting a ballot

Downtown property owners and tenants interested in voting on a proposed 2.5-mill levy to fund a Downtown Steamboat Springs Business Improvement District must request a mail-in ballot by Oct. 20. The forms required to request a ballot can be obtained by contacting Mary Carter, designated election official, at 303-839-3800 or mcarter@grimshawh…. Requests for ballots may be e-mailed or faxed to 303-839-3838. Downtown walk-in voting is available from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday until Nov. 5 and from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 6 at 610 Oak St.

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