Official Mail Ballots
Town of Vail voters, to ensure the health of our citizens during the pandemic, the Vail Town Clerk’s Office is coordinating the Nov. 3 General Election with Eagle County. This means you will not need to make a trip to the Vail Municipal Building to vote on Ballot Issue 2G, which is the single ballot issue that has been forwarded to Vail’s electorate by the municipality. Instead, your complete ballot containing federal, state and local candidates and questions has been mailed to your current address by the Eagle County Clerk & Recorder as of Oct. 9.
Ballot Issue 2G
Vail voters are being asked to consider a “Gallagher” property tax stabilization ballot question. A “Yes” vote would allow the Town of Vail to freeze the current residential assessment rate for property taxes; it does not increase taxes. A “No” vote would cause the town to lower property taxes by 18% to comply with provisions of the State Gallagher Amendment. Click here for an overview of Ballot Issue 2G.
Ballot Title: Sustaining Existing Levels of Town Revenue from Future State Imposed Reductions in Residential Assessed Valuation Rates Due to Article X, Section 3 of the Colorado Constitution (Gallagher Amendment) or Similar State Action.
WITHOUT RAISING THE MILL LEVY FOR THE 2021 TAX COLLECTION YEAR, SHALL THE VAIL TOWN COUNCIL HAVE THE AUTHORITY TO ADJUST THE TOWN OF VAIL’S MILL LEVY RATE THEREAFTER AS NEEDED FOR THE SOLE PURPOSE OF MAINTAINING REVENUES THAT MAY OTHERWISE BE LOST AS A RESULT OF STATE IMPOSED REDUCTIONS IN THE RATIO OF ASSESSED PROPERTY TAX VALUATIONS SO THAT THE ACTUAL TAX REVENUES GENERATED BY THE TOWN’S MILL LEVIES ARE THE SAME AS THE REVENUES THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN GENERATED HAD THE STATE NOT IMPOSED SUCH REDUCTIONS, IN ORDER TO ALLOW THE TOWN TO SUSTAIN SERVICES TO THE VAIL COMMUNITY?
YES/FOR ___ NO/AGAINST ___
The Eagle County Clerk and Recorder’s Office has mailed a summary of written comments in support of the local ballot issues, including Vail Ballot Issue 2G, as well as a summary of written comments in opposition of local ballot issues to assist voters with their research. Click here for details.
In addition, the State of Colorado has mailed the 2020 State Ballot Information Booklet, commonly called the “Blue Book” to registered voters containing a comprehensive analysis of the state ballot questions. Click here for details.
Make sure your voter registration is up to date at GoVoteColorado.gov. You have until Oct. 26 to update your voter registration to ensure there is plenty of time for the voter to receive their ballot in the mail in time to vote. After Oct. 26, a voter should go to a Voter Service and Polling Center to have a ballot issued to them. To qualify as a Vail electorate, you must be a citizen of the United States; 18 years old by Election Day; a resident of Colorado at least 22 days (Oct. 12, 2020) prior to an election; consider Eagle County your sole legal place of residence for voting purposes, motor vehicle registration, and income tax purposes; not claim the right to vote in any other state and; must not be serving a sentence of confinement or detention for a felony conviction. Note: Those on probation or parole are eligible to vote.
The Eagle County Clerk must receive your ballot no later than 7 p.m. Nov. 3. A Voter Service and Polling Center will be located at the Grand View on the top deck of the Lionshead parking structure to assist Vail voters with their ballots beginning Oct. 30. There, you can request a ballot for in-person voting, drop off your mail ballot, register to vote and make changes to voter registration and assist voters with disabilities.
For more information, visit https://www.eaglecounty.us/Clerk/Voting_and_Elections/Upcoming_Elections/.