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Town of Vail early voting starts Oct. 24

October 21, 2013, 3:40 pm

Early voting for the Town of Vail regular municipal election begins Thursday, Oct. 24. Voters may cast ballots in person during regular business hours Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Nov. 1 in the Vail Municipal Building, 75 S. Frontage Rd.

Voters must remember to bring a current and valid Colorado identification to the polling place, such as a Colorado driver’s license, U.S. passport, utility bill with name and address of elector, or Colorado state issued identification card.

town of vail logoMail-in/early voting ballot request forms are available for download from the town’s web site at www.vailgov.com or for pick up from the front desk of the Vail Municipal Building with requests due to the Town Clerk’s office by Oct. 25 for out of state delivery. The ballots must be returned by 7 p.m. Nov. 5.

The Nov. 5 election is an at-the-polls format with all voting taking place at the Town of Vail Municipal Building from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. However, voters who receive mail-in ballots for this election must return the completed ballot to participate in the election. Anyone receiving a mail-in ballot becomes ineligible to vote at the polls.

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.

Voter registration is available between now and Oct. 28 through the State of Colorado online voter registration system. To register, go to https://www.sos.state.co.us/Voter/secuVerifyExist.do. Voters will also be able to register in person at the Eagle County Clerk & Recorder’s offices including the day of the election. To verify if you are currently registered to vote, visit https://www.sos.state.co.us/Voter/secuVoterSearch.do.

This year’s election will seat four of seven Vail town council members from a field of seven candidates. Town of Vail elections are non-partisan. In accordance with the town’s charter, voters may select up to four candidates. The three candidates receiving the highest number of votes will serve four-year terms, while the fourth highest vote-getter will serve a two-year term.

There are 4,260 voters eligible to participate in the Vail election as of Oct. 15, including 3,343 active voters and 917 inactive voters.  During the last regular municipal election in 2011, there were 934 votes cast in the Vail election. Of those, 711 used the early/mail in ballot.

In addition to the Town of Vail regular municipal election, Eagle County will mail a separate ballot for any Eagle County, state or 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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David O. Williams is the editor and co-founder of RealVail.com and has had his awarding-winning work (see About Us) published in more than 75 newspapers and magazines around the world, including 5280 Magazine, American Way Magazine (American Airlines), the Anchorage Daily News (Alaska), the Anchorage Daily Press (Alaska), Aspen Daily News, Aspen Journalism, the Aspen Times, Beaver Creek Magazine, the Boulder Daily Camera, the Casper Star Tribune (Wyoming), the Chicago Tribune, Colorado Central Magazine, the Colorado Independent (formerly Colorado Confidential), Colorado Newsline, Colorado Politics (formerly the Colorado Statesman), Colorado Public News, the Colorado Springs Gazette, the Colorado Springs Independent, the Colorado Statesman (now Colorado Politics), the Colorado Times Recorder, the Cortez Journal, the Craig Daily Press, the Curry Coastal Pilot (Oregon), the Daily Trail (Vail), the Del Norte Triplicate (California), the Denver Daily News, the Denver Gazette, the Denver Post, the Durango Herald, the Eagle Valley Enterprise, the Eastside Journal (Bellevue, Washington), ESPN.com, Explore Big Sky (Mont.), the Fort Morgan Times (Colorado), the Glenwood Springs Post-Independent, the Grand Junction Daily Sentinel, the Greeley Tribune, the Huffington Post, the King County Journal (Seattle, Washington), the Kingman Daily Miner (Arizona), KUNC.org (northern Colorado), LA Weekly, the Las Vegas Sun, the Leadville Herald-Democrat, the London Daily Mirror, the Moab Times Independent (Utah), the Montgomery Journal (Maryland), the Montrose Daily Press, The New York Times, the Parent’s Handbook, Peaks Magazine (now Epic Life), People Magazine, Powder Magazine, the Pueblo Chieftain, PT Magazine, the Rio Blanco Herald Times (Colorado), Rocky Mountain Golf Magazine, the Rocky Mountain News, RouteFifty.com (formerly Government Executive State and Local), the Salt Lake Tribune, SKI Magazine, Ski Area Management, SKIING Magazine, the Sky-Hi News, the Steamboat Pilot & Today, the Sterling Journal Advocate (Colorado), the Summit Daily News, United Hemispheres (United Airlines), Vail/Beaver Creek Magazine, Vail en Español, Vail Health Magazine, Vail Valley Magazine, the Vail Daily, the Vail Trail, Westword (Denver), Writers on the Range and the Wyoming Tribune Eagle. Williams is also the founder, publisher and editor of RealVail.com and RockyMountainPost.com.

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