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Early Voting continues through April 30 in City Commission election; Election Day set for May 4

Early Voting continues through April 30 in City Commission election; Election Day set for May 4
April 29
11:18 2024

Early Voting in the City of Breckenridge’s election continues today and tomorrow, Monday and Tuesday, April 29 and 30, at City Hall, 105 N. Rose Ave. Election Day will be Saturday, May 4.

During Early Voting, registered voters may cast their ballots from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. On Election Day, the polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Last week, during Early Voting, 77 Breckenridge citizens voted.

The election includes two city commissioners and the mayor, as well as a vote to reauthorize the local sales tax that is used for street maintenance.

Mayor Bob Sims is running unopposed, but the two city commissioners who are up for re-election this year are facing competition. Place 1 Commissioner Blake Hamilton and Place 2 Commissioner Rob Durham are the incumbents in this election. Also running are Tony Patterson for Place 1 and Greg Akers for Place 2. Click here to read their profiles.

In addition to the city commissioner and mayor races, the ballot also includes an item for the citizens to vote on regarding the reauthorization of the local sales tax in the City of Breckenridge at a rate of a quarter percent (.25%) to continue providing revenue for maintenance and repair of municipal streets. The Municipal Sales and Use Tax for Street Maintenance was originally put in place with an election in 2004. The tax code authorizes cities to impose a special sales tax to fund street maintenance if the combined local sales tax rate will not exceed 2%. An election is required to be held and voters must approve the additional sales tax every four years.



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