Should voters know political affiliations of council candidates?


There will be no R, U or D next to the names of candidates for school board and city council races when your ballot arrives. Should there be?

DENVER — No matter where you live, there is something you will not find on your election ballot.

Certain letters will be missing. And it will be on purpose.

Specific political races are rudderless on your ballot.

Not rudderless, like “lacking purpose or leadership,” but literally without “R,” “U,” or “D.”

Candidates in school board and city council races are not identified on the ballots with a letter for their political affiliations. Those are non-partisan races.

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