The Jefferson County clerk’s office expressed confidence late last week that a high-profile school board recall election can co-exist with a crowded November regular ballot and promised to address the Colorado Secretary of State’s concerns about whether it can pull it off.
“The staff and everybody looked at all the options possible,” said Beth Clippinger, spokeswoman for the clerk. “We talked to all the players in the game. This is the best possible plan for our voters and following state statute.”
The Secretary of State’s office sent a letter to the clerk raising concerns about the office’s decision to include the recall with the regular election.
Clippinger said the clerk’s office will respond with its game plan for combining the recall with the general election— an explanation required by law.
Deputy Secretary of State Suzanne Staiert said that recalls “were never really intended to be run on coordinated elections.”
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