Elections

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.
 
 

For more information about the Ballot Question click on the following link: Memo and Resolution 10-20 Setting the Election for a Referred Measure for the Sale of Dannels Fire Station.

To return ballots during the closure of Town Hall, the Clerk's office is encouraging voters to return ballots through the mail. The return ballots require standard postage of $0.55. The Town Clerk's office has established a drive-up ballot drop off at the main entrance to Town Hall on MacGregor Avenue, adjacent to Bond Park. Voters are requested to remain in their vehicles and not enter Town Hall. The drop-off location will be available beginning Friday, March 20, and continue through Monday, April 6, weekdays only from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Election judges will also be available 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Election Day, April 7.  Voters are asked to park in one of the designated drop-off parking spaces and an election judge will be available to accept your ballot. 

The Larimer County offices on Brodie Avenue are not accepting ballots for the Town of Estes Park Municipal Election. All ballots must be received by 7 p.m. April 7, when the polls close, in order to be counted - postmarks do not count. Swearing-in of newly elected Town Trustees will be at the April 28 Town Board Meeting.

 
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

 


 
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