Monday, May 18, 2015

Cast your ballot in mayor's race

Posted By on Mon, May 18, 2015 at 2:06 PM

click to enlarge Makepeace
  • Makepeace
click to enlarge Suthers at a campaign event.
  • Suthers at a campaign event.
The last chance to vote for who will occupy the executive suite in the City Administration Building is tomorrow. 

The runoff election between Mary Lou Makepeace and John Suthers, the top two vote-getters in the April 7 city election, ends at 7 p.m. Tuesday.
For more information about how you can still vote, click here.

As of Friday, 82,404 people had cast ballots out of a possible 222,602, or 37 percent turnout. The 2011 mayoral runoff drew 99,306 votes out of a possible 154,884 registered voters, or 64 percent. (The number of possible voters has increased due to a change in which voters are considered active and receive ballots.)

Suthers, former Colorado attorney general, has been burning up the airwaves with television and radio ads to use the hundreds of thousands of dollars in campaign contributions he's received. Makepeace, who served as mayor from 1997 to 2003, isn't going that route so much due to a lack of resources.

Mayor Steve Bach isn't seeking re-election to a job that pays about $103,000 a year.

The Independent has endorsed Makepeace, while the Gazette is backing Suthers.

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