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The Town of Vail Regular Municipal Election on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 will be conducted as a polling place election at 75 South Frontage Road, Vail Municipal Building. The voters will select four Town Council members who will join the remaining three members whose terms will expire in two years. The four council seats which become vacant are held by Jenn Bruno, Dick Cleveland, Dave Chapin, and Greg Moffet. All four are eligible to run for re-election. The terms of the remaining council members, Kevin Foley, Kim Langmaid, and Jen Mason run to November 2019. Three seats will run for four years and one seat is a two year term.
Nomination petitions will be available for circulation on August 8, 2017
If you are interested in running for one of four open seats on the Vail Town Council in the November 7, 2017 Regular Municipal Election, please pick up the nomination petition packets from the Vail Town Clerk’s Office from 8 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday, in the Vail Municipal Building, 75 S. Frontage Road.
Interested persons have until 5 pm on August 28, 2017 to circulate and return the nominating petitions to the Town Clerk’s Office. A minimum of ten (10) valid signatures from registered voters in the town is required in order to nominated as a municipal candidate and appear on the ballot.
All election documents submitted to the Town of Vail are subject to the Colorado Open Records Act and may be open to public inspection.
The three candidates receiving the highest number of votes in the regular election will serve four-year terms, while the fourth highest vote-getter will serve a two-year term. Vail council members receive a salary of $625 per month and the mayor receives a $1,000 monthly salary. The mayor and mayor pro-tem are elected from among the council members and each serves a two-year term. To be eligible to run in the upcoming Vail Town Council election, candidates must:
The Town of Vail’s elections are governed by Colorado Municipal Election laws, except as otherwise provided by Town Charter or by ordinance hereafter enacted. The regular municipal election is held every two years on the first Tuesday in November in odd-numbered years. All Vail municipal elections are non-partisan where candidates are elected without consideration of political affiliation.
The town shall have all the powers of local self-government and home rule and all power possible under the constitution and the laws of the state of Colorado and Charter. The municipal government provided by this charter shall be known as council-manager government. The legislative affairs of the town shall be vested in a council consisting of seven (7) council members, all of whom shall be nominated and elected at large from the town. The mayor shall be elected from the duly elected council by a majority vote at its first organizational meeting to be held within seven (7) days from the election, and shall serve at the pleasure of the council for a two-year term. The terms of office for council members shall be four (4) years provided, however, that no council member shall serve for more than eight (8) consecutive years. For more detailed information about the terms and qualifications for office, see the town’s charter.
Eagle County Coordinated Mail Ballot Election
In addition to the Town of Vail Regular Municipal at-the-polls (polling place) Election on Nov. 7, Eagle County will mail 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. The Town of Vail Municipal Building will also serve as a ballot drop box location for this mail ballot election. Please contact Eagle County Clerk and Recorders Office at 970-328-8715 with questions about the mail ballot election
Other Municipal Elections
Elections may also be held at other times. Ballot issues, those which relate to financial matters such as taxes or debt, can be voted on at regular municipal elections, and may also be voted on at the November election held in even-numbered years, known as the statewide general election. Non-financial matters may be voted on in November of both odd and even numbered years in accordance with time-frames set out in state statute and municipal charter and ordinance. Finally, a special election may be held on dates other that those set out above in accordance with state statute and the Vail Municipal Code
For information about elections, contact the Town Clerk's Office, 970-479-2136 or email Patty McKenny at email@example.com.
75 South Frontage Road
Vail, Colorado 81657