Forms now available for Vail Rec District election |

Forms now available for Vail Rec District election

Daily staff report

VAIL — Nominating petitions are currently available for candidates interested in running for two open seats on the five-member Vail Recreation District board of directors. The regular election for the district will be held May 3. Self-nomination and acceptance forms are available by going to or may be picked up from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday from April Heredia, the designated election official in the district’s administration office, adjacent to the Ford Park softball fields.

Candidates interested in running for the four-year term have until Feb. 26 at 5 p.m. to return the self-nomination and acceptance form to be included on the ballot and no later than Feb. 29 to be a write-in candidate. The self-nomination and acceptance form must be witnessed by a registered voter in the state of Colorado.

Board seats up for election this year are held by incumbents Bill Suarez and Jeff Wiles. Wiles’ position is term-limited, and he cannot run for another term this year. The terms of the remaining board members — Kevin Foley, Tom Saalfeld and Kim Newbury — will be up for election in May of 2018.

To qualify for the upcoming district election, candidates must be an eligible voter in Colorado and must be either a district resident, own property in the district or be the spouse of a property owner in the district.

Voters will cast ballots from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on May 3, in the Grand View Room, on the third floor of the Lionshead parking structure. This election will be held in conjunction with the Eagle River Water & Sanitation District election.

Absentee voting requests are also being accepted. An application for absentee ballot can be downloaded at or may be requested at the district’s administration office. The final day to file an absentee ballot application is April 29.

For more information, call Heredia at 970-479-2279. For information on registering as a Colorado voter, contact the Eagle County Clerk and Recorder’s Office at 970-328-8710.

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