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Robin R. Boyd Sue Bumpus Peter Cake Judy Howell Stephanie L. Lugo Harold Soehner
Winslow-A City in Motion
JUL 2 0 2007
OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT
Honorable President Arizona State Senate 1700 W. Washington, Senate Wing Phoenix, AZ 85007 Honorable Speaker House of Representatives 1700 W. Washington, House Wing Phoenix, AZ 85007 Re: City of Winslow May 15,2007 Special Mail Ballot Election
The City of Winslow conducted its fourth mail ballot election for our May 15, 2007 Special Election. Pursuant to ARS $16-409.B, our Mail Ballot Election Report is enclosed. The report addresses all required information.
On August 9, 2005, the Mayor and Council adopted a resolution establishing election procedures for City of Winslow elections which states that all future city elections will be conducted using mail ballots. As you will see from the attached report, our voter turnout increased by 18.40% from our 2004 General Election. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or require further information. Sincerely,
Suzy Wetzel City Clerk/Treasurer
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Mayor & City Council Jim Ferguson, City Administrator Dale Patton, City Attorney
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City Hall 21 Williamson Avenue Winslow, Arizona 86047 (928) 289-2422 www.ci.winslow.az.us
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Changes in Voter Turnout
Questions & 2% Tax on Transient Lodging
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Cost of Mail Ballot Election Compared to Traditional Elections
City of Winslow Mail Ballot Election Report
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Suggestions for Improvements or Refinements in the Mail Ballot Program Voter feedback with this election was very positive and voters seemed satisfied with the process. Frequency and Severity of Mail Ballot Irregularities A total of 49 ballots were rejected and not counted; 32 were received too late to count and 17 were not signed. Iplan to do additional advertising for our next election and hope to see a decrease in the number of rejected ballots. Voter Satisfaction with the Process This was the City of Winslow's fourth all mail ballot election wherein voters were used to with the process. City Hall served as a ballot drop off site and received 190 ballots.
Number of Non-Deliverable Ballots There were 561 'non-deliverable' ballots which was a considerable increase from our May 2006 election. Since address-correction-requested postcards were sent out to all registered voters during our September 2005 election, Iopted to not send them out for this election. Since the postcards clean up the voter registration list, we will be sending them out for our next election.
This amount is higher than usual due to f a d that a recall, charter amendment questions, bond questions & a 2% tax on transient lodging of rentals were included on the ballot, making it necessary to prepare and mail out publicity pamphlets. This amount is lower than usual due to the fact that only one election board and one tally board was used instead of two. This amount is higher due the cost of the publicity pamphlet and mailing of postcards to update the voter registration list ($4,448). Since this was the city's first mail ballot election, additional advertising was done. 4 ~ h i amount includes cost for preparation and mailing of publicity pamphlet. s
City of W$t%inslov;i Mail Ballot Election Report
his amount includes cost for preparation and mailing of publicity pamphlet.
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