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Posted on: February 27, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Early voting available leading up to City Election Day

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Early voting available as City of Aspen Municipal Election Day draws near

City Clerk’s Office collecting ballots at Ballot Box in front of City Hall on Rio Grande Place

Aspen, Colo. - Monday, Feb. 28, 2023 – With the City of Aspen Municipal Election a week away, the City Clerk’s Office is reminding voters to take the proper steps to ensure their vote counts on Election Day, Tuesday, March 7.

Registered voters who have received their ballots in the mail should use the secure ballot box located just west of the main entrance to City Hall, located at 427 Rio Grande Place. Ballots for the municipal election are not being accepted at the drop box in front of the Pitkin County administration building on Main Street. Additionally, it is too late to use the United States Postal Office to mail ballots back, so people are encouraged to physically bring their ballots to City Hall.

If you have not received your ballot in the mail, go to the City Clerk’s Office, located on the third floor of City Hall, or call 970-429-2686.

People can register to vote up until Election Day if they are 18 years old and can prove residency for at least 22 days. Would-be voters can register online until March 1 on the Colorado Secretary of State’s website at coloradosos.gov/voter/pages/pub/home.xhtml. Beginning March 2, people can register to vote at the Pitkin County Clerk and Recorder’s office, located at 530 E. Main Street.

In-person voting is available on the third floor of City Hall in Council Chambers from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday through March 6. In-person voting is available from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Election Day. Ballots can be dropped off at the Ballot Box outside of City Hall until 7 p.m. on March 7.

Over 500 ballots have been received as of Monday, Feb. 27.

“We encourage voters to drop their ballots prior to Election Day,” said Aspen City Clerk Nicole Henning, the city’s designated elections official. “We are hoping for a good turnout, and as with all elections, every vote counts so make sure to cast your ballots by March 7.” 

There are three candidates vying for two seats open on the City Council and two candidates running for the mayor’s seat. City Council candidates must earn 45% of votes cast, plus one, of the vote to win a seat, per the city’s home rule charter. For the mayor, it is 50% of votes cast, plus one. If those thresholds are not met, a runoff election will occur on April 4. 

For more information, go to aspen.gov/1431/2023-Municipal-Election.

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Contacts: Nicole Henning, City Clerk, 970-429-2686, or Nicole.henning@aspen.gov

Carolyn Sackariason, Communications Coordinator, 970-319-2791, or carolyn.sackariason@aspen.gov

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