April 3, 2012 REGULAR MUNICIPAL ELECTION
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to law, an election will be held in the Town of Rangely, in Rio Blanco County in the State of Colorado, on Tuesday, April 3, 2012.
The election will be conducted as a mail ballot election.
The walk-in location where mail ballots shall be made available and where eligible electors may deliver mail ballots and receive replacement ballots (and in the following circumstances, vote in person: (a) when the elector is absent from his/her place of residence during the conduct of the election; (b) when the elector requests a replacement ballot; and (c) when an elector who is entitled to vote is listed as “Inactive” or is not listed on the county voter registration records, or on the property owner’s list or registration list) is the office of the Town Clerk at the address listed below, which will be open on Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. from March 16, 2012, through April 2, 2012, and between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. on April 3, 2012.
The designated election official for the Town is:
Town Clerk, Town of Rangely
209 E Main
Rangely, CO 81648
Each person who has attained the age of eighteen years possessing the following qualifications is entitled to register to vote at all municipal elections:
(a) The person is a citizen of the United States.
(b) The person has resided in Colorado for thirty days and in the municipal election precinct for thirty days immediately preceding the election. An otherwise qualified and registered elector who moves from the municipal election precinct where registered to another precinct within the same municipality within thirty days prior to the election may cast a ballot at the polling place in the precinct where registered.
At the election, the eligible electors of the Town will vote on the following offices for which the following persons have been nominated:
MAYOR (Vote for no more than One)
TRUSTEE (Vote for no more than Three)
Qualifications for Office
Candidates must be at least 18 years of age, a citizen of the United States, and have lived in the Town of Rangely for at least one year immediately preceding the election. All candidates must be registered to vote in the Town of Rangely at least 30 days prior to the election.
Petitions may be circulated beginning February 13, 2012 and the petitions may be picked up at the Town Hall and filed with the Clerk no later than March 5, 2012. Every petition shall have attached a written affidavit of the candidate accepting such nomination. The acceptance of nomination shall contain the place of residence and the name of the candidate in the form he/she wishes it to appear on the ballot. The candidate’s name may be a nickname or include a nickname, but shall not contain any title or degree designating the business or profession of the candidate.
Numbers of Signatures Required for Nomination
Each candidate circulating a nomination petition must print his/her address along with his/her signature, prior to circulation of the petition. Candidates can pick up nomination petitions from the Town Clerk’s office at 209 E Main on February 13, 2012. Candidates will be circulating nomination petitions from February 13 through March 5, 2012 (last day to receive signatures). Each petition requires a minimum of 10 signatures from registered electors within the boundaries of the Town of Rangely. Registered electors may sign only one (1) petition for the Mayoral candidacy and up to three (3) petitions for the Board of Trustees candidates (only one signature per candidate). Completed petitions must be filed no later than 5:00 p.m. on March 5, 2012, with the Town Clerk’s office.
Withdrawal from Nominations
A person whose nomination petition has been properly completed and certified may withdraw from nomination by filing a written affidavit with the Town Clerk’s office any time prior to twenty-three (23) days before the election.
Campaign Financing Disclosure
The Colorado Campaign and Financial Practices Act (“Act”), which was recently enacted and which regulates certain campaign practices and provides for public disclosure of a candidate’s financial interests and all campaign financing for candidates, issues and political committees. Reporting of contributions and expenditures made to or by a candidate committee or other committee subject to the Act. Candidates and their committees should consult with their own counsel and/or the Secretary of State regarding filings and forms. The Secretary of State’s office can be reached at 303-894-2200 (ext. 6383) or by email to email@example.com . These forms are filed with the Local Election Official.