VAIL, Colorado - Vail voters will be using two ballots for the November elections which are being held on different dates, Nov. 1 and Nov. 8. Vail's regular election on Nov. 8 will be used to elect four Town Council members and determine the outcome of a Conference Center Fund reallocation question, while the earlier election is for Eagle County and statewide initiatives. The town's charter dictates Vail's regular municipal elections are to be held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November resulting in the need for separate Eagle County and town of Vail elections this year.
Residents have until Oct. 3 to register to vote or update their address to be eligible for the Nov. 1 county and state election. The registration deadline for Vail's election is Oct. 9. Voters can register or update their existing registration at govotecolorado.com. Voter registration forms are also available at Clerk and Recorder offices and the Vail Town Clerk's office. Ballots cannot be forwarded, so voters who will be out of town should complete a mail-in ballot application indicating their temporary address by Oct. 25 for the Nov. 1 election and by Nov. 1 for the Nov. 8 election.
Ballots will be mailed to all registered voters the week of Oct. 10 for the county election which will be a mail-in election. For the Vail election, ballots will be mailed Oct. 27 for those who have opted to permanently vote by mail and for those who request a mail ballot. Voters who have not signed up to receive a mail-in ballot will have the option to participate in early voting which begins Oct. 27 and ends Nov. 4, or to vote at the polls on Nov. 8, where all voting will take place at the Vail Municipal Building from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.- -
The sample ballot for the Nov. 1 mail ballot election is available for review on the Eagle County website at www.eaglecounty.us/Clerk/Voting_and_Elections/Upcoming_Elections/ and includes elections for Colorado Mountain College, Eagle County School District, the Fifth Judicial District and the State of Colorado. The sample ballot for the Nov. 8 election in Vail will be available on Oct. 14 once the field of Vail Town Council candidates has been certified.
For more information on the county election, call the Eagle County Clerk election staff at 970-328-8715. For questions about the Vail election, call the Town Clerk's office at 970-479-2136.