Vail Coordinated Election is Nov. 2

Vail’s Regular Municipal Election, coordinated with Eagle County, takes place Tuesday, Nov. 2 in which voters will seat four Town Council members and determine the outcome of a .05% sales tax increase to fund housing initiatives, housing developments and housing programs.

Post Date: 10/25/2021 3:00 PM

Vail’s Regular Municipal Election, coordinated with Eagle County, takes place Tuesday, Nov. 2 in which voters will seat four Town Council members and determine the outcome of a .05% sales tax increase to fund housing initiatives, housing developments and housing programs.

Election ballots were mailed to all active registered voters on Oct. 8. Voters who did not receive a ballot by Oct. 15 are encouraged to verify their voter registration information at www.govotecolorado.gov or visit one of the Eagle County Clerk & Recorder’s offices to pick up a ballot in person. Voters may also request ballots be mailed by calling 970-328-8715; the deadline to request a ballot to be mailed is Oct. 25. After Oct. 25, ballots must be picked up at an Eagle County Voter Service and Polling Center in person by the voter. Visit Vote Center Locations, Dates, and Times (eaglecounty.us) for more information. Available services include voter registration, changes to registrations, accessible voting, in-person voting, ballot drop boxes and replacement ballots. There are also 24-hourballot drop boxes outside of Clerk & Recorder offices as well as outside of the Vail Municipal Building, 75 S. Frontage Road W.

There are 4,477 voters eligible to participate in the Vail election as of Oct. 25.

Ballots must be received by the Eagle County Clerk & Recorder no later than 7 p.m. on Election Day, postmarks do not count. Voters are encouraged to return ballots early if they have completed voting. Those who choose to return by mail should do so no later than Oct. 25 to ensure the ballot is received by 7 p.m. on Nov. 2. To return by mail, affix one Forever stamp or 58 cents postage.

Preliminary election results will be announced throughout the evening on the Eagle County website at www.eaglecounty.us (sign up for county news releases), as well as Twitter @ECClerk and the Eagle County Clerk and Recorder Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/EagleCountyClerk.

 A recap of the evening’s results for Vail’s election will be posted to the Town of Vail website at vailgov.com as well as cable Channel 10, Twitter @VailGov hashtag #VailElection https://twitter.com/vailgov?lang=en and Town of Vail Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TownofVail/.

 Certified election results will be announced no later than Nov. 24 upon final count of ballots received from overseas and active military voters. 

 2021 Vail Town Council Candidates

Ten candidates, including 2 incumbents, are running for the four Town Council seats. The order in which the candidates appear on the ballot is as follows:  

Jermaine A. Wates

Kathryn Middleton

Kirk Hanson

Jonathan Staufer

Pete Seibert Jr.

Brian Stockmar

Niko Sayag

Kim Newbury Rediker

Travis Coggin

Barry Davis   

Coggin and Stockmar are incumbents. The three candidates receiving the highest number of votes will be elected to four-year terms, while the fourth-place finisher will be elected to a two-year term. The newly elected winners will join Kevin Foley, Kim Langmaid, and Jen Mason whose town council terms run to November 2023. The mayor and mayor pro tem will then be elected from among the council members during an organizational meeting on Nov. 16 and each will serve a two-year term.  

Ballot Issue 2A
In addition, Vail voters will consider a ballot issue to fund housing initiatives, housing developments and housing programs.

Ballot Title: Authorization of an increase of 0.5% in the Town’s existing sales tax, other than on food for home consumption, to fund housing initiatives, housing developments and housing programs.

Ballot Text:

SHALL TOWN OF VAIL TAXES BE INCREASED $4,300,000 IN THE FIRST FISCAL YEAR AND BY WHATEVER AMOUNTS ARE RAISED ANNUALLY THEREAFTER, BY AN INCREASE OF 0.5% IN THE TOWN’S EXISTING SALES TAX (FROM 4.0% TO 4.5%), TO TAKE EFFECT ON JANUARY 1, 2022 AND TO TERMINATE ON DECEMBER 31, 2052; EXCEPT THAT FOOD FOR HOME CONSUMPTION SHALL BE EXEMPT FROM SUCH TAX INCREASE; WITH THE REVENUES FROM SUCH TAX INCREASE TO BE USED TO FUND HOUSING INITIATIVES, HOUSING DEVELOPMENTS AND HOUSING PROGRAMS AND RELATED ACTIVITIES INSIDE AND OUTSIDE THE TOWN; AND SHALL THE REVENUES FROM SUCH TAX INCREASE AND ANY INVESTMENT EARNINGS THEREON BE COLLECTED AND SPENT BY THE TOWN FOR THE ABOVE-STATED PURPOSES AS A VOTER-APPROVED REVENUE CHANGE, WITHOUT REGARD TO ANY SPENDING, REVENUE-RAISING OR OTHER LIMITATION CONTAINED IN ARTICLE X, SECTION 20 OF THE COLORADO CONSTITUTION OR ANY OTHER LAW?

_______YES/FOR      _______ NO/AGAINST   

For additional questions about the upcoming election, contact the Eagle County Clerk and Recorder’s Office at 970-328-8715 or email elections@eaglecounty.com.