Truden recall election ballot released
Post Independent Staff
The Garfield County Clerk’s office released on Wednesday the ballot and the list of polling places for 9th Judicial District Attorney Colleen Truden’s recall election scheduled for Dec. 13.
The ballot question is pretty straightforward: Shall Colleen Truden be recalled from the office of District Attorney, Judicial District 9?
Voters will answer yes or no. Only those who cast a yes vote can vote for a successor for Truden. Martin Beeson is the only candidate on the ballot, in addition to a write-in selection.
The notice of recall election released Wednesday listed the reasons to recall Truden set forth by those who petitioned for the recall. In the notice, petitioners accuse Truden of dishonesty, wasting taxpayer money, nepotism, mismanagement, lack of accountability and failure to prosecute cases.
The deadline to request a mailed absentee ballot in Garfield, Pitkin and Rio Blanco counties is Dec. 2, while the deadline to request an absentee in-person ballot from either county is Dec. 9.
Precincts will be combined in Garfield and Rio Blanco counties for the recall election.
Garfield County polling places are:
– Precincts 1-4: Carbondale Town Hall, 511 Colorado Ave. in Carbondale
– Precincts 5-8: Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1630 Grand Ave. in Glenwood Springs
– Precincts 9-12: Glenwood Community Center, 100 Wulfsohn Rd. in Glenwood Springs
– Precincts 13-15 and 18: New Castle Community Center, 423 W. Main St. in New Castle
– Precincts 16, 17 and 18: Silt Fire Station, 611 Main St. in Silt
– Precincts 19-21: Garfield Re-2 School District Administration Building, 839 White River Ave. in Rifle
– Precincts 22 and 23: New building at Garfield County Fairgrounds, 1001 Railroad Ave. in Rifle
– Precincts 24-27: Battlement Mesa Activity Center, 398 Arroyo Dr. in Battlement Mesa.
Rio Blanco County polling places are:
– Precincts 1 and 2: Radino Center, 403 North White Ave. in Rangely
– Precincts 3-5: Fairfield Center, 200 Main St. in Meeker
Pitkin County polling places are:
– Precinct 1: Rio Grande Meeting Room, 455 Rio Grande Place in Aspen
– Precinct 2: St. Mary’s Church, 533 E. Main St. in Aspen
– Precinct 3: The Common House, 701 Independence Place in Aspen
– Precinct 4: First Baptist Church, 726 W. Francis St. in Aspen
– Precinct 5: Shultz Health and Human Services Building, 405 Castle Creek Rd. in Aspen
– Precinct 6: Snowmass Chapel and Community Center: 5307 Owl Creek Rd. in Snowmass Village
– Precinct 7: Colorado Mountain College, 255 Sage Way in Aspen
– Precinct 8: Old Snowmass Fire Station, 1909 Snowmass Creek Rd. in Snowmass
– Precinct 9: Basalt Middle School, 51 School St. in Basalt
– Precinct 10: Church at Redstone, 213 Redstone Blvd. in Redstone
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