Nominating petitions for Vail Town Council election available Sept. 16

By Real Vail
September 9, 2013

Nominating petitions will be available beginning Monday, Sept. 16, for candidates interested in running for one of four open seats on the Vail Town Council for the Nov. 5 election.

The petitions may be picked up in the Vail Town Clerk’s Office from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday in the Vail Municipal Building, 75 S. Frontage Rd. Candidates have until 5 p.m. Oct. 4 to circulate and return the nominating petitions. A minimum of 10 valid signatures from registered voters in the town is required for certification.

The four council seats up for election are held by Kerry Donovan, Kevin Foley, Greg Moffet and Susie Tjossem. Three out of the four are eligible to run for re-election. Foley is term-limited and cannot run again. The terms of the remaining council members, Andy Daly, Ludwig Kurz and Margaret Rogers run to November 2015.

To qualify for the upcoming Vail Town Council election, candidates must:

Be a citizen of the U.S.
Be a registered voter within Vail
Be at least 21 years of age
Be a Vail resident for two years immediately preceding the election

Town elections are non-partisan. In accordance with the town’s charter, the three candidates receiving the highest number of votes in the regular election will serve four-year terms, while the fourth highest vote-getter will serve a two-year term.

Incoming council members receive a salary of $625 per month and the mayor receives a $1,000 monthly salary. The mayor and mayor pro-tem are elected from among the council members and each serves a two-year term.

Voters have until Oct.14 to move into the town to vote in Vail. You may also register to vote through the State of Colorado online voter registration system by Oct. 28. To register, go to To verify if you are currently registered to vote, visit

Voters will also be able to register in person at the Eagle County Clerk & Recorder’s offices up to the day of election. Early voting begins Thursday, Oct. 24.

The State, Special Districts and County elections will be held on Nov. 5 by mail-in ballot. The town will not have an additional question for the voters on the Vail ballot.

For more information, call the Office of the Town Clerk at 479-2113 or visit

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