Town board approves changes to election deadlines
September 22, 2015
Windsor's city staff will now have an additional 17 days to notify voters if an election is canceled.
The change in policy was approved unanimously by the Windsor Town Board on Monday thanks to a conflict between state legislation and a city municipal code.
While the change is mostly administrative and won't effect the voting process for Windsor residents, it will lengthen the amount of time candidates will be able to campaign. Additionally, the nominations for candidates will be due Jan. 25 instead of the previous date of Feb. 8.
In 2013, state level legislation required that all state and county elections be done by mail ballot. The change created a conflict between the cancellation date and the notification date for covered voters under the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting, Town Clerk Patti Garcia said.
"We could continue to amend each time," she said, but instead, to simply the election process and make the method more consistent, the town board approved the repeal of Chapter 2, Article 12 of the municipal code.