Regular Municipal Elections
The next regular municipal election will be held on Tuesday, April 2, 2024. The election would determine Board of Trustees seats held by Mayor Wendy Koenig (not seeking re-election), Trustee Frank Lancaster (partial term), Trustee Barbara MacAlpine, Trustee Patrick Martchink (term limited), and Trustee Cindy Younglund.
The following will appear on the April 2, 2024 ballot:
Mayoral and Trustee Candidate Information is available at the following link: www.estes.org/candidates
Please address your comments to the Town Clerk, Town of Estes Park, PO Box 1200, Estes Park, CO 80517
Dec. 12: Town Board officially set the date for the Regular Municipal Election - April 2, 2024
Jan. 2: Applications available at the Town Clerk’s office for Absent Voter Address Change – for voters who will be out of town and need a ballot forwarded to a different address.
Jan. 29: Last day to file a Write-In Candidate Affidavit.
Jan. 29: Last day for a candidate to withdraw from the election.
March 11: Last day for eligible electors to establish residency in the State of Colorado. Register to vote at www.govotecolorado.com, County Clerk’s office or Town Clerk’s office up to the day of the election. Ballots to be mailed the week of March 11th.
April 2: Election Day – Town Hall (Polling Place and Voter Services) will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
April 23: Swearing-in of newly elected Town Trustees at the Town Board Meeting.
Candidate Information Forum
The Town Clerk offered a candidate information forum on Jan. 2, 2024. The forum included 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. A copy of the forum presentation is available at the following link: PRESENTATION Candidate Forum 2024-01-02
Ballot and Voter Registration Information
Ballots will be mailed to all active voters who live within Town limits 22 days prior to election day. By law, mail ballots cannot be forwarded with other forwarded mail. To ensure your mail ballot is delivered to the appropriate address for elections, voter registration information must be updated by visiting www.govotecolorado.com.
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.
The Town of Estes Park holds regular Municipal Election the first Tuesday of April on even years. Voters determine who will occupy seats on the seven member Town Board.
Initiated ordinance petition process is provided through Colorado Revised Statutes Title 31, Article 11 Government - Municipal. If you are interested in more information on initiated ordinances please click on the following link: Initiated Ordinance Petition Procedure.
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