Town of Grand Lake Elections


The Town of Grand Lake is a Statutory Town and, therefore, is subject to the Colorado Municipal Elections Code

The Town Board of Trustees is comprised of a Mayor and six Trustees. Polling Place Elections are held on the first Tuesday in April during even-numbered years at the Grand Lake Town Hall. At each election three Trustees shall be elected to serve four-year terms. The Mayor shall be elected every four years.

The next election is on Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Board Members with expiring terms
:
Trustee Shawn Bruegger
Trustee Lisa Jenkins
Trustee Nikki Solgot

Vacancy with a term expiration of April, 2020:
Trustee Kathy Lewis

Voter Registration


Qualification to register to vote are that you:
  • Be 18 years old on or before the date of the election
  • Be a citizen of the United States
  • Have resided in the state for 22 days immediately preceding the election
  • Be a resident of the Town of Grand Lake
Residency is defined by Colorado State Statute 31-10-201(30)(a) as:
(a) The residence of a person is the principal or primary home or place of abode of a person. Principal or primary home or place of abode is that home or place in which his habitation is fixed and to which a person, whenever he is absent, has the present intention of returning after a departure or absence therefrom, regardless of the duration of absence. In determining what is a principal or primary place of abode of a person, the following circumstances relating to such person may be taken into account: Business pursuits, employment, income sources, residence for income or other tax purposes, age, marital status, residence of parents, spouse, and children, if any, leaseholds, situs of personal and real property, and motor vehicle registration.

To register to vote or update your voter registration record you can do so online at www.GoVoteColorado.com, or by returning the Colorado Registration Form to the Grand County Clerk or Grand Lake Town Clerk up to and including Election Day. A voter may only be registered in one county.

Absentee Ballots


Electors may vote absentee by filling out an Absentee Ballot Application. The application must be filed with the Town Clerk no earlier than 90 days before or not later than the close of business on the Friday preceding an election. 

Next election Absentee Voter Application acceptance period:
First day to accept absentee voter applications: 01/03/2018
Last day to accept absentee voter applications: 03/30/2018

Candidate Eligibility & Nominations


The qualifications to hold office are that you are:
  • A registered elector of the Town of Grand Lake
  • At least 18 years of age on the date of the election
  • Have resided in the Town of Grand Lake at least 12 consecutive months immediately preceding the date of the election
  • May not run or hold two offices simultaneously
Residency is defined by Colorado State Statute 31-10-201(30)(a) as:
(a) The residence of a person is the principal or primary home or place of abode of a person. Principal or primary home or place of abode is that home or place in which his habitation is fixed and to which a person, whenever he is absent, has the present intention of returning after a departure or absence therefrom, regardless of the duration of absence. In determining what is a principal or primary place of abode of a person, the following circumstances relating to such person may be taken into account: Business pursuits, employment, income sources, residence for income or other tax purposes, age, marital status, residence of parents, spouse, and children, if any, leaseholds, situs of personal and real property, and motor vehicle registration.

Candidate nominations are made via signed petition. The Nomination Petition for office must be: 

  • Supplied by the Town Clerk
  • State the Candidate's name, address, and office sought
  • Be circulated beginning on the 91st day and ending on the 71st day  prior to the day of election. Signed petitions must be returned to the Town Clerk by 4:30 p.m. on the 71st day prior to election day
  • Signed by at least 10 registered electors of the Town of Grand Lake
  • Each registered elector may sign only one petition for each separate office
Colorado Revised Statute and Town Ordinance require that a Write-In Candidate must file an Affidavit of Intent prior to 20 days before the day of election.

Next election Nomination Petition circulation period:
First day to circulate petitions: 01/02/2018
Petitions due to Town Clerk:    01/22/2018

Write-In Candidate Affidavit of Intent due:
Affidavit due to Town Clerk:    01/26/2018

Fair Campaign Practices Act


All candidates and organized committees supporting a candidate are subject to the Fair Campaign Practices Act (FCPA). Candidates and committees supporting a candidate are obliged to comply with the FCPA. Candidates are required to file a Candidate Affidavit within 10 days of becoming a candidate. FCPA reports from each candidate or committee must be filed 21 days before the election; the Friday before the election, and 30 days after the election. All reports are to be filed with the Town Clerk.

Copies of FCPA law and reports can be obtained at the Clerk's office or on the Secretary of State's website at www.sos.state.co.us