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April 1 Municipal Election Information

The 2014 Municipal Election, a poll ballot election, will be held at Town Hall, 170 MacGregor Avenue, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. April 1.

Absentee Ballots can be cast through 7 p.m. tomorrow, April 1 at the Town Clerk’s office. All Absentee Ballots must be received by 7 p.m. April 1, when the polls close, in order to be counted – postmarks do not count. The State deadline to turn in Absentee Ballot requests was Friday, March 28. Voters who were unable to turn in their request prior to the deadline must vote at the polls April 1.

Please remember when voting at the polls that no campaign materials are permitted within 100 feet of a polling location. Signs will be posted around the exterior of Town Hall as a reminder.

WHERE TO FIND RESULTS:

 Preliminary unofficial results for the election are expected to be available at approximately 9 p.m. April 1 at facebook.com/townofestesparkco,twitter.com/townofestespark and estes.org/elections. The Town’s Facebook and Twitter pages will be updated first and may be used like a web page, no account necessary. Preliminary results will also be posted on the east and west lobby doors of Town Hall that night. Results become official no later than seven days later.

The April 1 election will determine:

Three seats on the Board of Trustees currently held by Mayor Pro Tem Eric Blackhurst (term-limited) and Trustees Mark Elrod and Wendy Koenig. Biographies and official statements from the candidates are posted at estes.org/elections. Candidates are:

Janna Allerheiligen

Paul Fishman

Judy Fontius

Robert Holcomb

Wendy Koenig

Ward Nelson

Geraldine Treacy

Mike Williams

Shall the Town enact an additional 1% sales tax for ten years to support citizen-requested community reinvestment projects including more road maintenance, a Community Recreation Center with integrated Senior Services, new multi-use trails and enhanced emergency management and communications?

Shall Lot 4 of the Stanley Historic District be sold to Grand Heritage Hotel Group, LLC pursuant to the contract to buy and sell Real Estate for the Anschutz Wellness Center at the Stanley Hotel and accommodations?*

Shall Lot 4 of the Stanley Historic District become permanent open space under a conservation easement?*

*If both of the opposing Lot 4 questions pass, the question with the most affirmative votes will prevail.

Voters are encouraged to learn more about the candidates and ballot issues by watchingthe League of Women Voters’ February 26 ballot issue forum and March 6 candidate forum on videos posted at estes.org/videos.

 IMPORTANT DATES:

 April 1: Election Day – Town Hall polls in Rooms 202 and 203 will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Absentee Ballots must be received by 7 p.m. in order to be counted.

April 22: Swearing-in of newly elected Town Trustees at the Town Board Meeting.

For more election information, please visit estes.org/elections, or contact the Town Clerk’s office at 970-577-4777 or by email at townclerk@estes.org. To receive Town news in your email inbox, please email townadmin@estes.org. More Town of Estes Park news is available at estes.org/news, facebook.com/townofestesparkco andtwitter.com/townofestespark.

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