The Town of Vail Regular Municipal Election on Tuesday, Nov. 7 will be conducted as a polling place election at 75 S. Frontage Road, Vail Municipal Building, from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. 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. If you’re not available to vote at the polls on Election Day, there is a process to obtain a ballot by mail.
Absentee Voting (mail ballot voting)
Registered voters wanting to vote early are encouraged to request an absentee application from the Town Clerk’s Office. The application form is available from the Town Clerk’s Office in the Vail Municipal Building, 75 S. Frontage Road, or on the town’s website, vailgov.com. The deadline to request an absentee voting request form is Nov. 3.
Absentee voting (early voting) will begin at the Vail Municipal Building on Oct. 26 during regular office hours from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. All absentee ballots must be returned to the Town Clerk’s office by end of Election Day at 7 p.m. on Nov. 7 either submitted by mail or hand-delivered. The Clerk’s Office encourages those who are not in town to obtain an absentee ballot.
Vail electors can also choose to become a permanent absentee voter in which a ballot would be mailed with every election in the future. This status is accomplished by completing an application for “permanent absentee voter status” with the Town Clerk’s Office.
You may register to vote through the Colorado Secretary of State’s Office online voter registration system by Oct. 26. To register to vote or verify your voter registration, or update your registration with a new address, go to govotecolorado.com. Eligibility requirements are included at this website address; you must live in the State of Colorado at least 22 days prior to registering to vote. You have until Election Day, Nov. 3 to move into the town to vote in Vail, however if you are not registered by Oct. 28, you will be required to register at one of the Eagle County Clerk’s voter service and polling center locations. Note: you will not be able to register at the Town of Vail offices. If you have moved, you must update your voter registration with your new residence address. Voters will also be able to register in person at the Eagle County Clerk & Recorder’s voter service and polling center locations up to the day of election.
For questions about the Vail election, please contact the Town Clerk’s Office at 970-479-2136 or access the town’s website at vailgov.com/elections.