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The Town on July 10 received a petition to change language in Castle Rock’s Charter regarding how the mayor is elected. The change would amend the Castle Rock Town Charter to allow for the at-large, town-wide election of the office of Mayor. In addition, it will include district changes. Town Council currently consists of seven members elected from the district they live in. The proposed amendment would reduce the number from seven to six districts. Now, the acting Town Clerk will work to verify those signatures to determine if there will be a question on the November ballot.
In April, the Town Clerk verified the forms of three petitions for circulation. The petitioners returned one of those with signatures. The text of all three petitions are online at CRgov.com/petitions. The petitioners returned version B.
For the petition to be referred to an election, State Statute requires signatures from at least 10 percent of registered voters in Castle Rock as of the date the petitioners filed their statement of intent. In this case, petitioners will need signatures from 4,288 registered voters.
The acting Town Clerk has 15 business days (until July 31, 2017) to complete the verification. The next Town update will be issued when that process is completed.
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