For Immediate Release
Contact: Alissa Vander Veen
(719) 520-7322; (719) 351-9626
STATEMENTS ON COUNTY TAX ISSUE ON NOVEMBER BALLOT DUE SOON
Thursday, September 13, 2012 – Colorado Springs, CO – Eligible voters in El Paso County may submit their statements regarding Issue 1A on the November Ballot to the Clerk & Recorder’s Office by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, September 21, 2012. Issue 1A, if passed, would increase the County’s Sales and Use Tax rate by twenty-three hundredths of one cent ($0.0023) per dollar. The revenues generated from the Sales and Use Tax increase would be used to fund urgent public safety needs identified by the El Paso County Sheriff.
Voters may express their views in support of, or in opposition to, this proposed tax increase by submitting in written format their statements to the Clerk & Recorder’s Office. From these statements, the Clerk then will write summaries – one for the proposal, and one against – each being no more than 500 words. The summaries will not mention names of persons or private groups, nor any endorsements of or resolutions against the proposal. The Clerk’s summaries will be printed in the ballot issue notice.
People submitting statements to the Clerk & Recorder’s Office must live in El Paso County, be eligible to vote, include their signature and address where they are registered to vote. Statements must be received by the deadline; mail postmarked September 21 but not received will not be considered.
Statements may be emailed to LizOlson@elpasoco.com or mailed c/o The Election Department, El Paso County Clerk & Recorder’s Office, PO Box 2007, Colorado Springs, CO 80901.