Farmington officials reject vote by mail possibility

May 9 2013 - 1:53pm

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FARMINGTON -- There is no appetite among city leaders in this community to change the method of voting for the coming election cycle from traditional ballots to a vote by mail approach.

City Manager Dave Millheim broached the subject of potentially moving to a vote by mail election this year during a recent city meeting and was told there is no interest among city council members to pursue the issue any further.

Millheim said some argue that voting by mail can increase the turnout but he said local leaders want to continue with the existing system. A straw poll vote on the measure, which is not binding, was 5-0 against going to vote by mail.

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