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August 9, 2018 | View PDF

I am very disappointed with the lack of candidate information available for the primary election.

No newspaper coverage for many positions. Very few ads with little details about the candidate. No voter pamphlet. Candidate forums held at night when I work. No candidate web page to review their qualifications and goals while in office. Only a couple flyers mailed to my home.

I dislike voting for unknown candidates. As an independent voter I like to know something about each one on the ballot. Just to vote along party lines is not necessarily a responsible action.

I can certainly understand why people do not vote when they are not given enough information to make competent decisions. Hopefully there will be more information available for the November election.

A change I would like to see happen is that all candidates be required to submit a information form with their qualifications and goals as part of the filing fee. This would then be available on the county web page and in a voter pamphlet. The filing fee would be sufficient to cover their submission in the voter pamphlet for both the primary and general election.

--Beverly Faultersack, Thornton


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