Vail’s Regular Municipal Election takes place today, Nov. 3. This is an at-the-poll election with voting taking place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Town of Vail Municipal Building, 75 S. Frontage Road. Absentee ballots for this election are due to the Town Clerk by 7 p.m. today.
Voter verification is required in order to vote. Please remember to bring a current and valid Colorado identification to the polling place, such as a Colorado driver’s license, U.S. passport, utility bill with name and address of elector, or Colorado State issued identification card.
There are 4,000 voters eligible to participate in the Vail election as of Oct. 14. The Town Clerk’s Office has issued 338 absentee ballots of which 76% of the absentee ballots have been returned as of Nov. 2.
Preliminary election results will be announced on the Town of Vail website at vailgov.com as well as cable Channel 10 and on Twitter @VailGov #VailElection as they become available this evening. Certified election results will be announced no later than Nov. 13 upon final count of ballots received from overseas and active military voters.
Seven candidates, including one incumbent, are running for the four Town Council seats. The order in which the candidates appear on the ballot is as follows:
- Dick Cleveland
- Mark Christie
- Kim Langmaid
- Dorothy “Doe” Browning
- Kevin R. Foley
- Jen Mason
- Ludwig “Ludi” Kurz
Kurz is the only incumbent on the ballot this year. The three candidates receiving the highest number of votes will be elected to four-year terms, while the fourth place finisher will be elected to a two-year term. The newly elected winners will join Jenn Bruno, Dave Chapin and Greg Moffet whose town council terms run to November 2017. The mayor and mayor pro tem will then be elected from among the council members during an organizational meeting on Nov. 17 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 & Recorder’s Voter Service and Polling Center locations in Avon, Eagle and El Jebel up to and including the day of election. 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’s coordinated mail ballot election today from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. 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.