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Eagle may have busy ballot

EAGLE, Colorado ” The municipal ballot in Eagle keeps getting more and more crowded.

Town residents will elect a new mayor and fill three seats on the Eagle Town Board on April 1. The deadline for turning in nomination petitions is Friday.

As of mid-week, two candidates had announced intentions to seek the position of Eagle mayor, and nine other residents had picked up petitions for three open town board seats.

To date, only two candidates have turned in nomination petitions at the town office ” Ed Woodland, who is running for mayor, and Donald Horst, who is running for a town board seat.

Current Eagle County Commissioner Arn Menconi has announced he will run for Eagle mayor this April. In addition to Horst, eight community members have taken out town board petitions. This week, incumbent board member Kraige Kinney announced he will seek a second term of office. To date, Liz Spetnagel, Alex Potente, Roxie Deane, Yuri Kostick, Steve Sheldon, Allison Miller and Dave Johnson have taken out petitions for board seats.

Potente and Kostick both work for Eagle County. Dave Johnson works for ECO Transit, which runs the county bus system.

Prospective candidates must gather signatures from at least 10 registered voters, who reside within the town limits, in order to have their names listed on the ballot. Completed petitions must be filed with Eagle Town Clerk Marline Miller by 5 p.m. Friday.

In Gypsum, voters will elect three town council members in a municipal election, slated for April 8. To be included on the ballot, prospective candidate must collect signatures from 20 registered Gypsum voters. Completed petitions must be turned in by 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 19.

No completed forms have yet been filed with Gypsum Town Clerk Jenny Ellringer.

In order to cast ballots in the upcoming election, Eagle residents must be registered to vote by Monday. To register, visit the Eagle County Clerk and Recorder’s office in Eagle. In Gypsum, residents must be registered to vote by March 10, in order to vote in the April 8 election.

For community residents who wish to vote in the municipal election, but who will be unavailable on election day, requests for absentee ballots may be made in person or in writing. Applications must be filed with the town clerk no earlier than 90 days before the election, and no later than the close of business on the Friday, immediately proceeding the election.

For additional information about the Eagle municipal election, contact Miller at 328-6354. For information about the Gypsum election, contact Ellringer at 524-7514.

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