2018 Municipal Election
The Town of Estes Park will hold the next regular Municipal Election Tuesday, April 3, 2018, as a mail ballot-only election for three seats on the Board of Trustees. Voters will determine who will occupy seats currently held by Mayor Pro Tem Wendy Koenig and Trustees Bob Holcomb and Ward Nelson. Mayor Pro Tem Koenig is term-limited. Trustees Holcomb and Nelson are eligible to run for an additional four-year term.
For individuals who are interested in learning more about becoming a candidate for Town Trustee, the Town Clerk will offer a candidate information forum Jan. 4, 2018 at 7 p.m. in the Town Board Room of Town Hall, located at 170 MacGregor Avenue. 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 3, 2018. Candidate packets will be available at the Town Clerk’s office, Room 130 of Town Hall on or after Jan. 2, 2018, 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. 22, 2018, at 5 p.m.
|Tuesday, January 2, 2018||Candidate packets will be available at the Town Clerk’s office, Room 130 of Town Hall, nomination petitions may be circulated.|
|Wednesday, January 3, 2018||Applications available at the Town Clerk’s office for Absent Voter/Mail Ballot Address Change – for voters who will be out of town and need a mail ballot forwarded to a different address.|
|Thursday, January 4, 2018||Candidate Forum, Board Room of Town Hall, 170 MacGregor Ave.|
|Monday, January 22, 2018||The filing deadline for nomination petitions at 5:00 p.m.|
|Monday, January 29, 2018||Last day to file a Write-In Candidate Affidavit.|
|Tuesday, January 30, 2018||Last day for a candidate to withdraw from the election.|
|Friday, February 16, 2018||
Ballots mailed to voters registered as an active military or overseas voter.
|March 12-March 19, 2018||Ballots mailed to all registered voters.|
|Monday, March 12, 2018||Last day for eligible electors to establish residency in the State of Colorado. Register to vote at www.govotecolorado.com, County Clerk office or Town Clerk office up to the day of the election.|
|Friday, March 30, 2018||Last day to request an absentee mail ballot to be mailed.|
|Tuesday, April 3, 2018||Election Day – Town Hall polls open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Ballots must be received by 7 p.m. in order to be counted.|
|Tuesday, April 24, 2018||
Swearing-in of newly elected Town Trustees at the Town Board Meeting.
Wondering if you are eligible to vote in Town of Estes Park Municipal elections? You can verify your voter registration status, as well as review your available voting districts by visiting the Larimer County website at www.larimer.org/elections. If "Estes Park" is listed, you are eligible to vote in a municipal election. View a map of Estes Park's Town boundaries. Colorado voters may also visit www.GoVoteColorado.com to register to vote, check voter registration status and review mailing address information for accuracy.
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|
|April 5, 2016 Ballot||April 5, 2016 Results|
|February 3, 2015 Ballot||February 3, 2015 Results|
|April 1, 2014 Ballot||April 1, 2014 Results|