Voter groups and political parties are cautiously optimistic the new Arapahoe County vote center plan will go smoothly on Election Day, but educating voters about the new system is key.
Under the vote center plan, registered voters will be able to vote at any of 17 vote centers located around the county. Under the old system, voters were required to cast ballots at their precinct polling place.
Arapahoe County Clerk and Recorder Nancy Doty recommended the change in the name of convenience and cost savings.
The League of Women Voters of Arapahoe County approves of the vote center concept, said Marlu Burkamp, who organized the group’s outreach efforts.
“We think with the percentage of mail-in ballots it will save some money, and it seems to be a more efficient way if the program is done properly and adequately monitored,” she said.