April 1 Municipal Election Update
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. To vote early or by mail, voters must request an Absentee Ballot by completing an Absentee Ballot application. Registered voters within Town limits are eligible to vote in this election.
Absentee ballots are available to voters who complete an Absentee Ballot application, available at the Town Clerk’s office in Town Hall Room 130 and at estes.org/elections. Completed and signed applications must be received by the Town Clerk’s office no later than 5 p.m. March 28. They may be delivered to the Town Clerk’s office, emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to P.O. Box 1200 in Estes Park, CO 80517.
Voters may cast Absentee Ballots now through 7 p.m. 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. Voters who have not received Absentee Ballots by March 28 must vote at the polls April 1.
Recent state legislation decreased the voter residency requirement from 30 days to 22 days and allows voters to register through Election Day. Online registration and address changes at govotecolorado.com can take place through March 24. After that time, a citizen may register to vote or change their address at the Town Clerk’s office. Please call 970-577-4777 for more information.
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.