Colleen Buhrer, managing editor
Jason Kosena, assistant campus editor
Willow Welter, visual editor
Liz King, asst. design managing editor
Christopher J. Ortiz, opinion editor
Ask 100 people why they don’t vote and you’ll get 100 different
reasons. Well, Larimer County diminished one of those reasons with
switching from precinct-based voting to a new system where any
registered voter can place a ballot at one of 22 voting centers in
the county, according to a Coloradoan article.
We feel this is a great example of our government working to
increase voting turnout (the move is also necessary by the 2002
Help Americans Vote Act). By changing where citizens can vote, it
makes voting much more accessible.
This new system should allow citizens to vote at ease. People
who do not work close to home can vote during lunch breaks or on
the way to work or home. People do not have to worry about going to
the wrong voting center or try searching the web looking for where
We hope this measure encourages people, especially younger
people, to get out and vote. The new system will not affect
absentee or mail ballots (50 percent of the county votes this way
according to the story).
There should not be a long wait at the center since each center
is designed to handle 1,500 to 2,000 voters a day.
Locations of voting centers near campus:
* First Christian Church, 2700 S. Lemay Ave.
* University Park Holiday Inn, 425 W. Prospect Rd.
* Faith Evangelical Free Church, 3920 S Shields St.
We hope this new system gives votes one more reason to vote on