Municipal Election Ballots have been mailed to all registered voters

Published on 03/14/18 12:04 PM

Municipal Election Ballots have been Mailed to All Registered Voters

Election day is Tuesday April 3rd, 2018

Your ballot will come with a return envelope. If you have multiple voters in one household, please be sure to return each ballot individually in the return envelope provided. All return envelopes are numbered and must match the ballot number to be counted. Please mail (stamp required) or drop off your ballot once completed.

All ballots must be received by the Town Clerk by 7pm on Election Day

Save a stamp. Drop your ballot in the BALLOT BOX at Town Hall

IMPORTANT: SIGN THE SELF-AFFIRMATION PORTION OF THE RETURN ENVELOPE. Ballots are only counted if they are signed. Signatures will be verified by election judges and must match the signature on your voters registration to be counted. Stamps are required for mailing the return envelope by mail.

Candidate for the office of Mayor is: Kristopher Larson

Candidates for the office of Trustees are: Alan Apt and Lyn Hanna

Candidate Withdrawal: Both Candidate Duggan and Candidate Martin have withdrawn from the election.  Please note, if you mark an “X” by either of their names as your selection, your vote will not be counted.

With two Board of Trustees seats remaining vacant, the process to appoint new members to those positions follows the Title 10 of Title 31 of the Colorado Revised Statutes, as stated:

Vacancies in Nomination:  As described in CRS 31-10-304, if a vacancy becomes available prior to twenty-three days before the day of the election, the vacancy may be filled by a vacancy committee (designated on the candidates original nomination petition) or by write-in candidate affidavit, if before write-in deadline as stated in CRS 31-10-912. Unfortunately, there was no designated candidate committee assigned by either Candidate Martin or Candidate Duggan on their nomination petition, both submitted January 22nd, 2018.

Write-in Candidates Affidavit: According to CRS 31-10-306, the State of Colorado requires that all write-in candidate affidavits must be filed no later than 64 days before the election (January 29th,2018).

Write-in Candidate Affidavit in Mail Ballot Election: Stated in CRS 31-10-912, No write-in votes for any office shall be counted unless an affidavit of intent to be a write-in candidate has been filed with the clerk by person wishing to be a write-in candidate not later than 64 days before the day of the election.

There were no write-in candidate affidavits submitted to the Town Clerk prior to January 29th, 2018.

At this time, the candidate vacancy will remain open until the election is final. Once the new Trustees and Mayor are sworn in, the open Trustee seats are considered officially vacant. The Board of Trustees will then appoint a Trustee to fill each open seat for a two year term, instead of the four-year term expected of all elected candidates. At the end of the two-year term, coinciding with the next Municipal election, the appointed Trustees will be required to submit a Municipal Election Nomination Petition and be voted onto the Board of Trustees for the following two-year term.

If you are interested in learning more regarding the candidate vacancy process and would like to meet and discuss issues with 2018 Electoral Candidates, please join us on March 19th from 6:00PM – 8:00PM at the Nederland Community Center for the 2018 Mayor and Trustee Candidate Forum.

For more information please contact Nicole Cavalino, Town Clerk by email at townclerk@nederlandco.org or call Nederland Town Hall at 303-258-3266 ext. 23.