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Friday is Last Day for Absentee Voting in Vail; Election is Tuesday

  • 28 October 2015

Absentee voting for next Tuesday’s Town of Vail Regular Municipal Election ends at 5 p.m. Friday, Oct.  30. Voters have been casting ballots in person at the Vail Municipal Building, 75 S. Frontage Road, since walk-in absentee voting began on Oct. 22. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Nov. 3 election is an at-the-polls format with all voting taking place at the Vail Municipal Building from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Voters who receive an absentee voter ballot by mail for the election must return the completed ballot by 7 p.m. Nov. 3 to participate. The deadline to request a mail-in ballot is 5 p.m. Oct. 30.

This year’s election will seat four of seven Vail Town Council Members. There are seven candidates and are listed on the ballot as follows:

  • Dick Cleveland
  • Mark Christie
  • Kim Langmaid
  • Dorothy “Doe” Browning
  • Kevin R. Foley
  • Jen Mason
  • Ludwig “Ludi” Kurz

Town of Vail elections are non-partisan. In accordance with the town’s charter, voters may select up to four candidates. The three candidates receiving the highest number of votes will serve four-year terms, while the fourth highest vote-getter will serve a two-year term. The mayor and mayor-pro tem will be elected from among the council members during an organizational meeting following the election and each will serve a two-year term.

Eligible voters include those who are U.S. citizens, are 18 years of age or older and have established residency within the State of Colorado by Oct. 12. Voters are able to register in person at the Eagle County Clerk and Recorder’s Voter Service and Polling Center locations up to and including the day of election in Avon, Eagle and El Jebel. To verify if you are currently registered to vote, visit govotecolorado.com

In addition to the Town of Vail regular municipal election, Eagle County has mailed a separate ballot for the Eagle County, state and special district elections. The Town of Vail will serve as a ballot drop box location for the county election from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 31; from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday, Nov.  2; and 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 3.  For information on the county election, contact the Eagle County Clerk and Recorder’s Office at 970-328-8715.

For questions about the Vail election, contact the Town Clerk’s Office at 970-479-2136.

 


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