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Candidate Information

How do I become a candidate?
To be eligible to run in the upcoming Vail Town Council election, interested persons must be:

  • Citizen of the U.S.
  • Registered voter within Vail
  • At least 18 years of age
  • Vail resident for two years immediately preceding the election 

Map of Voter and Candidate eligibility for Vail Elections  

2017 Regular Municipal Election Calendar

The table below highlights important election dates and campaign reporting deadline dates.

August 8
91 days before election First day to circulate nomination petitions.
August 9   
90 days before election     First day to request absentee ballots and complete application.
August 28
71 days before election    

-Last day to circulate nomination petitions
-Last day to file nomination petitions with Town Clerk
-Objections to nomination petitions must be filed with Town Clerk within 3 days of such filing. Town Clerk must decide objections within 48 hours of filing.

September 5
64 days before election
Last day for candidate to amend nomination petitions.
October 16
22 days before election

-Last day for person to move into the state & be eligible to vote in the election.
-First day for registered electors to appear in County Clerk's office and change address.

Tuesday, October 17 21 days before election     First Campaign finance report due.
Tuesday, October 17  21 days before the election Last day for the affidavit of intent for write in vote for town office by the person whose name is written in.
October 27
No later than 10 days before election

-Last day to give notice of election (public in newspaper & posted premises)
-Polling places to be designated by a sign conspicuously posted in Town Clerk's Office.
-Official ballots and sample ballots must be printed and available in Town Clerk's Office for public inspection.

November 1

6 days before election Last day to register to vote.
November 3
Friday before election Second campaign finance report due.

November 3

Friday before election -Last day to apply for an absentee ballot
-Last day to request absentee application & walk-in absentee voting
November 7
  ELECTION DAY - Polls open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m.
December 7
30 days after election Post election campaign reports due.


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. 


Contact Info

Tammy Nagel
Town Clerk

Stephanie Bibbens
Deputy Town Clerk

75 South Frontage Road
Vail, Colorado 81657