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ELECTION 2020

BOARD OF TRUSTEE ELECTION INFORMATION

The Town of Nederland will conduct its regular municipal election on Tuesday, April 7, 2020. During this election, registered voters in Nederland will be electing a Mayor and five (5) Trustees. 

CANDIDATE LIST

List in the order the names will appear on the ballot:

Mayor:

  • Dan Harrower
  • Kristopher Larsen
  • Chris Perret
  • David Shortridge (Write-In Candidate for Mayor – name will not be on the ballot)

Trustees:

  • Tania Corvalan
  • Eric Coombs Esmail
  • Mary Mead
  • Jonathan Baumhover
  • Lindsey Danforth
  • Julian Taylor
  • Karen Blakemore

BALLOT DROP OFF LOCATIONS

The Town of Nederland will be holding its 2020 municipal election on April 7, 2020. In an effort to maintain social distancing, ballots can be submitted the following ways:

  • Mail: P.O. Box 396, Nederland, CO 80466
  • Drop Off at the Ballot Box Located at the Nederland Community Center: 750 Highway 72, Nederland, CO 80466

On Election Day, April 7, 2020, ballots will be accepted at the Community Center ONLY! Ballots should be put into the election ballot box located to the left of the front entrance of the building.

BALLOTS

Absentee Ballots: An absentee ballot for the April 2020 election can be requested starting Wednesday, January 8, 2020. If you require an absentee ballot, please provide a written request to the Town Clerk. The request can be emailed to townclerk@nederlandco.org or mailed to P.O. Box 396, Nederland, CO 80466. The last day to request an absentee ballot is Friday, April 3, 2020.

Regular Ballots: Ballots were be mailed out the week of March 16, 2020.

OCCUPATIONAL TAX TABOR BALLOT ISSUE

The following Occupational Tax TABOR ballot language was adopted by the Board of Trustees (BOT) on Tuesday, January 21, 2020.

SHALL THE TOWN OF NEDERLAND’S TAXES BE INCREASED $85,000 (FIRST FULL YEAR FISCAL INCREASE) ANNUALLY, COMMENCING ON JULY 1, 2020, AND BY WHATEVER ADDITIONAL AMOUNTS ARE RAISED ANNUALLY IN EACH SUBSEQUENT YEAR, BY LEVY OF AN OCCUPATION TAX TO BE PAID BY EVERY PERSON OR BUSINESS THAT FURNISHES SHORT-TERM LODGING (LESS THAN THIRTY (30) CONSECUTIVE DAYS), IN THE AMOUNT OF TWO DOLLARS ($2.00) PER DAY PER OCCUPIED BEDROOM OR PER OTHER ACCOMMODATION WITHOUT DEFINED BEDROOMS, WITH PROCEEDS TO BE USED FOR HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES AND LAW ENFORCEMENT SERVICES AND SHALL ALL REVENUES DERIVED FROM SUCH OCCUPATION TAX BE COLLECTED AND SPENT AS A VOTER-APPROVED REVENUE CHANGE, NOTWITHSTANDING ANY REVENUE OR EXPENDITURE LIMITATIONS CONTAINED IN ARTICLE X, SECTION 20, OF THE COLORADO CONSTITUTION, SECTION 29-1-301, COLORADO REVISED STATUTES, OR ANY OTHER LAW?

Click here for the TABOR Ballot Notice.

Click here for the “For” and “Against” statements that were submitted.

TABOR ballot notices, which will contain the ballot language and the summarized “for” and “against” statements, will be mailed out to each household having at least one registered voter by Monday, March 9, 2020.

VOTER REGISTRATION & INFORMATION

Nederland residents can register to vote at Town Hall. Please come into the office during business hours (Monday – Thursday 9am – 5pm and Friday 9am – 12pm) to complete your voter registration. Eligible voters can register up to Election Day, Tuesday, April 7, 2020.

Find your current registration or register to vote on the Boulder County Elections website. Learn about Colorado voter registration requirements. Colorado does not have a registration deadline. Register to vote up to and including Election Day.

MEET THE CANDIDATE EVENT

The “Meet the Candidates” event was held on March 10, 2020 at the Nederland Community Center. During the event, candidates were three questions that they were given 90 seconds to respond to. Two of the questions were pre-submitted questions that the candidates received 24 hours in advance. One question was asked during the event.

The pre-submitted questions that were asked of the candidates were:

Mayoral Candidates:

  1. What strategies would you implement to ensure future housing developments are committed to affordability in perpetuity to meet the needs of local residents?
  2. What are your goals if you are elected?

Trustee Candidates:

  1. It seems that our relationship with Eldora ski area is contentious with many town members embracing the resort and others resenting it. How do you see the Towns relationship with the resort and how do you see it evolving?
  2. How can the BOT strongly advocate for partnerships and creative solutions to get senior housing in Nederland for long term residents?

CANDIDATE INFORMATION MEETINGS

The Town Clerk’s Office hosted two “Candidate Information Meetings” for those interested in running for the Board of Trustees (both Mayor and Trustee positions). The meetings were held on Monday, January 6, 2020 at 7pm and Monday, January 20, 2020 at 7pm at the Nederland Community Center. At the meetings, the Town Clerk’s office provided information regarding the Colorado Campaign and Financial Practices Act as well as other important candidate information.

If you were unable to make it to one of the meetings, click here for the Candidate Information Meeting Power Point Presentation.

COLORADO MUNICIPAL CANDIDATE GUIDE

Click here for a copy of the Colorado Municipal Candidate Guide.

ELECTION 2020 CALENDAR

Click here to access the Election 2020 calendar.

HAVE QUESTIONS OR NEED ADDITIONAL INFORMATION?

The Town Clerk is the designated Elections Official for the 2020 Election. You can reach the Town Clerk at 303-258-3266 ext. 1030 or via email.