Results in Windsor's special election over downtown parking may come Saturday
UPDATE, Jan. 27: Windsor Town Clerk Karen Frawley expects to finish counting ballots from Tuesday's special election by the end of the day Saturday.
As of Friday morning, election judges still had to process about 2,000 of the 9,500 ballots cast, Frawley said. Election judges "are pretty adamant" they finish up on Saturday, she said.
Nearly 36% of the town's 26,391 registered voters cast ballots in the special election for Ballot Measure 200, which would create a permanent parking zone downtown.
"Turnout was huge," Frawley said.
To help any voters cure their ballots, Windsor Town Hall has extended hours through Feb. 1.
Curing a ballot is when a voter fixes an error related to the ballot security measure that verifies their identity.
Ballots may be cured at town hall from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Jan. 30 to Feb. 1.
The deadline for overseas ballots as well as curing is Wednesday, Feb. 1. The clerk has until Feb. 3 to certify the results of the election.
ORIGINAL STORY: Windsor does not expect to finish counting ballots on Ballot Measure 200, which would create a permanent parking zone downtown, until the end of the week, Town Clerk Karen Frawley said Tuesday night.
As of 9:15 p.m. Tuesday, the town had between 3,000 and 4,000 ballots yet to process and had conflicts with its election judges' schedules Thursday and Friday.
The town has 26,391 registered voters, and as of Tuesday morning more than 7,000 ballots had been turned in, Frawley said.
A "yes" vote would require the town to rezone two of three lots known as "the backlots," an area that's been used informally as parking areas for years. The third lot, the farthest west of the three, is owned by the town and not included in the ballot measure.
A "no" vote would preserve the development potential for the backlots — a narrow, three-block stretch of land along the train tracks from Seventh Street on the west to where the tracks cross Main Street on the east (near the 400 block). It is referred to as backlots because of its location behind Main Street businesses.
The clerk has until Feb. 3 to certify the results of the election.
This article originally appeared on Fort Collins Coloradoan: Windsor election results for backlots parking may come Saturday