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District adopts mail ballot elections

Directors in attendance at the Pagosa Area Water and Sanitation District Board meeting July 17 unanimously approved to change the district’s bylaws to mandate that all PAWSD elections must now be conducted by mail ballot.

The decision to move to a mail ballot election came after constituents expressed frustrations to directors about the recent special district election held in May.

According to several members of the current PAWSD board, a large percentage of the people they spoke with while campaigning during the election were under the impression they would receive a mail ballot, which was not the case. Chairman Mike Church stated that in addition to people becoming confused about how to vote, some constituents were misinformed as to when and where to vote.

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This story was posted on July 24, 2014.