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Update: When registering to vote, the Denver elections office is your best bet

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A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about my troubles registering to vote in this fine city. After naively participating in a registration drive while waiting in line for ice cream at Liks (what, you can think of a better time?), I then wondered why my paperwork was never processed.

At first, I blamed the Secretary of State’s office, which ordered local elections divisions to stop processing new registrations for the sixty days surrounding the August primary. But even taking that delay into account, I still should have been registered by now -- two months after I filled out the form.

So, with only seven days remaining before the October 6 registration deadline, I figured the best way to fix the problem was to schlep over to the Denver Elections Division, on East Mexico Avenue.

Sure, it’s a bit of a hike. But when I arrived, just after 4 p.m. on a Tuesday, there was no line, and the clerk who helped me couldn’t have been friendlier. She confirmed that indeed, I was not registered, despite the pathetic receipt the vote-drive volunteer had given me at Liks.

So I filled out yet another form, and was promised that my registration information would be entered into the computer immediately.

Fabulous. Now, if only she could do something about my parking tickets... -- Lisa Rab

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