The 2017 election saw a 14 percent increase in Douglas County’s registered voters, which, per state law has triggered the need to adjust voter-precinct boundaries. Recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners will be heard on Tuesday, Dec. 19 at 1:30 p.m., in the Hearing Room, 100 Third St. in Castle Rock.
According to Douglas County Clerk and Recorder Merlin Klotz, the proposed adjustment would result in an additional 13 precincts, totaling 168, up from the current 155 precincts.
The increase is a tangible demonstration of population growth in Douglas County. While changes to precincts have no bearing on the district in which county residents vote, by Colorado law up to 2,000 voters are allowed within each precinct. The county’s boundaries were last redrawn in 2015 when 10 new precincts were created.
County residents can view the proposed changes at DouglasVotes.com and comment in person at next week’s public meeting. They can also submit comments until Dec. 15 by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or via mail to Clerk and Recorder Elections Division, 125 Stephanie Place, Castle Rock, CO 80109.
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