Forget your wallet, lose your car!

A guest post by Amber Tafoya, who is an attorney and a candidate for State Representative, District 4

Dear Friends,
It’s true. If Initiative 300 in Denver passes, and you forget your wallet and get pulled over, police officers will be forced to impound your car leaving you stranded.
Which is why I’m asking for your help. Join me in voting No on Initiative 300 if you live in Denver County.

It’s deceptive. It’s dangerous. It’s expensive. And it’s unnecessary.

Police officers already have the ability to impound vehicles if they are concerned about public safety. The Denver Post, Mayor Hickenlooper, ten members of the Denver City Council, House Speaker Terrence Carroll, and a long list of Denver community organizations and individuals oppose Initiative 300. Don’t let this deceptive amendment sneak into law.

What can you do?

Forward this blog to five friends in Denver and ask them to vote no.
Talk to your friends, neighbors, and co-workers in person about how important it is for them to return their ballots, and ask them to vote no on Initiative 300.
Sign up to volunteer.
As for voting, the 2009 Election will be Mail-In Ballot only. Voting couldn’t be easier– it just takes $0.61 postage to return, or you can drop it off to the Denver Election Commission in person. So please Vote NO on Initiative 300 and help spread the word.If you don’t have your ballot yet, you need to call the Denver Elections Division immediately at 720-913-VOTE (8683) or by dialing 311.

I also wanted to remind you of a couple things about the election. It’s an all mail ballot election, so make sure you put your ballot in the mail by this Friday, October 30th to ensure the Denver Elections Division receives it on time. Be sure to include proper postage.

If you don’t drop it in the mail by Friday, you should hand-deliver it to one of the locations below. Postmarks don’t count–the ballot must be received by 7:00 pm on Election Day, Tuesday November 3rd.

Denver Elections Division, 3888 E. Mexico Ave.

Wellington Webb Building, Atrium, 201 W. Colfax Ave.

Service center operating hours

8 a.m. – 6 p.m., Mon., Oct. 26 – Sat., Oct. 31
8 a.m. – 6 p.m., Mon., Nov. 2
7 a.m. – 7 p.m., Election Day, Tue., Nov. 3

At a service center, you can drop off your ballot, obtain a replacement for a lost or spoiled ballot, vote provisionally or emergency register, if you are qualified.

Thanks so much,


P.S. For more information about Initiative 300, check out


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