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Polls close at 7 p.m. today for Vail municipal election

November 5, 2013, 4:28 pm

Vail’s regular municipal election takes place today (Tuesday, Nov. 5). This is an at-the-polls election with all voting taking place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Town of Vail Municipal Building, 75 S. Frontage Rd. Mail-in ballots for this election are due to the Town Clerk by 7 p.m. today.

town of vail logoVoters who will be taking part in today’s at-the-polls election in Vail must bring a current and valid Colorado identification, such as a Colorado driver’s license, U.S. passport, utility bill with name and address of elector, or Colorado state-issued identification card.

Eligible voters include those who are U.S. citizens, are 18 years of age or older and have established residency within the Town of Vail 22 days preceding the election. To verify if you are currently registered to vote, visit https://www.sos.state.co.us/Voter/secuVoterSearch.do. New this year, voters may yet register in person at the Eagle County Clerk & Recorder’s offices until the close of business today.

Voters will be electing four members to the Vail Town Council from a field of seven candidates. The order in which the candidates appear on the ballot is as follows:

  • Dale Bubgy
  • Sounia Nejad Chaney
  • Dave “Bone” Chapin
  • Jenn Bruno
  • Meighen Lovelace
  • Greg Moffet
  • Susie Tjossem

Moffet and Tjossem are incumbents. The three candidates receiving the highest number of votes will be elected to four-year terms, while the fourth place finisher will be elected to a two-year term. The newly elected winners will join Andy Daly, Ludwig Kurz and Margaret Rogers whose town council terms run to November 2015. The mayor and mayor pro tem will then be elected from among the council members during an organizational meeting on Nov. 12 and each will serve a two-year term.

There are 4,257 voters eligible to participate in the Vail election as of Oct. 24. Acting Town Clerk Tammy Nagel has issued 102 mail-in ballots, while another 252 voters cast ballots in person during early voting, which ended Nov. 1.

Election results will be announced on the Town of Vail website at vailgov.com as well as Channel 10 and twitter.com/vailgov as soon as they become available this evening.

In addition to today’s Town of Vail regular municipal election, Eagle County has mailed a separate ballot for the Eagle County, state and special district elections. For information on the county election, contact the Eagle County Clerk and Recorder’s Office at 328-8715. For questions about the Vail election, contact the Town Clerk’s Office at 479-2460.

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