The Vail Town Clerk’s Office is reminding Vail voters that absentee voting has begun. As of Sept. 26, the Town Clerk’s Office has mailed 412 absentee ballots to voters, including overseas and active military voters. Absentee voting can be done by submitting the appropriate request form to the Clerk’s Office. These forms can be accessed at vailgov.com/elections and are due no later than Nov. 3. In order for absentee ballots to be counted, ballots must be received by 7 p.m. Nov. 7 either by mail or hand-delivered. Voters will decide two items: Vail Town Council members and a ballot proposal addressing the town’s ability to provide cable television services, telecommunications services and high-speed internet services.
The Clerk’s Office will offer early voting beginning Thursday, Oct. 26 through Friday, Nov. 3 for the Regular Municipal Election at the Vail Municipal Building, 75 S. Frontage Road between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Voters may also drop their absentee ballots to the town offices through Election Day, Nov. 7.
Vail’s Election Day polling location will be open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. When voting at the poll, please bring a current and valid Colorado identification, such as a Colorado driver’s license, U.S. passport, utility bill with name and address of elector or Colorado State issued identification card. If you have moved, you must update your voter registration with your new residence address prior to voting and any changes in voter registration can be made online at govotecolorado.com or at one of the Eagle County’s Voter Service and Polling Centers.
Vail Candidate Forum
The candidate forum will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19 at Donovan Pavilion. The evening format includes candidate introductions and will provide each candidate a chance to present their backgrounds and reasons for running for office. There will be a series of questions covering numerous topics and the evening will also include an opportunity for questions from attendees, which will be collected during the evening. The forum is sponsored by the Vail Chamber and Business Association. For details on the forum, contact the VCBA 970-477-0075 or visit vailchamber.org.
Eagle County Mail Ballot Election
The Eagle County Clerk’s Office will be mailing a separate ballot for any Eagle County, state or special district elections. All county elections in Colorado are now automatically mail ballot elections, so all registered voters in Eagle County will receive a mail ballot for those elections. Ballots will be mailed to registered electors Oct 16. Please contact Eagle County Clerk and Recorders Office at 970-328-8715 with questions about the mail ballot election and locations of the polling centers, or log onto eaglecounty.us.
Vail Recreation District Election
The Vail Recreation District will also be conducting a mail ballot election on Nov. 7. Ballot Issue A will ask VRD electors to approve a mill levy increase to help offset the district’s funding needs. Registered voters with the district will begin to receive ballots the week of Oct. 16. Ballots may be returned via mail using the included envelope or can be dropped off at the Vail Recreation District administration offices, located inside the Vail Tennis Center at 700 S. Frontage Road in Vail, or to the District's Designated Election Official at 28 2nd St., Suite 213 in Edwards, until 7 p.m. on Nov. 7. For questions about the election, please contact VRD Marketing and Communications Director Jessie Klehfoth at firstname.lastname@example.org or 970-479-2446, or Designated Election Official Anne Clarke at 970-926-6060, ext. 114. For more information on the Vail Recreation District and the upcoming ballot question, please vailrec.com.