2020 Municipal Election

The Town of Estes Park will hold the next regular Municipal Election on Tuesday, April 7, 2020 as a mail ballot-only election for the mayor and three trustee seats on the Board of Trustees.  Voters will determine who will occupy seats currently held by Mayor Todd Jirsa, Mayor Pro Tem Ron Norris and Trustees Eric Blackhurst and Patrick Martchink. Mayor Pro Tem Norris is term-limited as a trustee. Mayor Jirsa and Trustees Blackhurst and Martchink are eligible to run for an additional four-year term in their current seats.
A candidate information forum, hosted by the Town Clerk, will be held January 7, 2020 at 6 p.m. in the Town Board Room of Town Hall, at 170 MacGregor Ave. This forum will include a review of the candidate packet, including candidate eligibility, nomination instructions, the nomination petition, Fair Campaign Practices Act instructions, expectations of time commitment and the role of a Board member.

Registered electors 18 years of age or older may be a candidate and hold office if they have resided inside Town limits for at least 12 consecutive months immediately preceding April 7, 2020.  Candidate packets will be available at the Town Clerk's office, Room 130 of Town Hall on or after January 7, 2020 and nomination petitions may be circulated beginning the same day.  The petition must be signed by at least 10 registered electors who reside inside Town limits. The filing deadline for nomination petitions is Jan. 27, 2020 at 5 p.m.
Ballots will be mailed to all active voters who live within Town limits the week of March 16, 2020. By law, mail ballots cannot be forwarded with other forwarded mail. To ensure your mail ballot is delivered to the appropriate address for this Special Election, voter registration information must be updated prior to March 2, 2020 by visiting www.govotecolorado.com. Absentee ballots may be filed in writing with the Clerk beginning January 8, 2020 or complete an application for an absent/alternative voter mail ballot and return it to the Clerk's office. 

For more information, please contact Jackie Williamson, Town Clerk at 970-577-4771 or jwilliamson@estes.org or speak with a staff member at 970-577-4777 or townclerk@estes.org.

Colorado voters may visit www.GoVoteColorado.com to register to vote, check voter registration status, review mailing address information for accuracy, and verify available voting districts. View a map of Estes Park's Town boundaries.   

Per Colorado State Statute, the Qualifications of Municipal Electors include, but are not limited to the following. Refer to Colorado State Statute 31-10-201 for additional information.

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Be a United States Citizen
  • Be a resident within the municipality and resided in the state of Colorado for twenty-two (22) days immediately preceding the election
  • The residence of a person is their principal or primary residence

Official Results of the Dec. 10, 2019 Special Municipal Election 

Official Results of the 2019 Special Municipal Election

2019 Special Municipal Election 

2019 Special Municipal Election Sample Ballot

Special Election - Issue Committees

Committee Contact Information
EP4MJ Campaign Committee  info@ep4mj.com
Estes Park Citizens Opposed to Local Marijuana Outlets wapitie1@me.com
Let Pot Grow 701 Elm Rd, Estes Park

At its September 10, 2019 regular meeting, the Estes Park Town Board set a special municipal election for December 10, 2019  as a mail ballot election to permit the operation of a limited number of marijuana facilities within Town limits. A copy of the Citizen Initiated Ordinance 23-19 and Statement of Sufficiency can be viewed here

News Release, September 11, 2019 Voters to decide on citizen-initated ordinance to allow marijuana facilities Dec. 10

2019 Special Municipal Recall Election 

Official Recall Election Results

August 20, 2019

A special municipal recall election was held on August 20, 2019 where voters recalled Cody Rex Walker from the office of Trustee and elected Eric Blackhurst to fulfill the remainder of his term.  

Recall Election - Recall Committees 


No Recall Estes Park

True Grit - No Recall

The Town Clerk is the Designated Election Official for all Regular and Special Municipal Elections. Regular Municipal Elections are held on the first Tuesday in April of even-numbered years to elect members to the Board of Trustees and bring forward local ballot questions, when necessary. The Town is not responsible for Special District elections, General elections or elections coordinated with the county in November.
Past Elections - Sample Ballots and Results
December 10, 2019 Ballot December 10, 2019 Results
August 20, 2019 Ballot August 20, 2019 Results
April 3, 2018 Ballot April 3, 2018 Results
April 5, 2016 Ballot April 5, 2016 Results
February 3, 2015 Ballot      February 3, 2015 Results
April 1, 2014 Ballot April 1, 2014 Results