2024 Election

April 2, 2024 Election

On the Ballots:

1. Regular Municipal Election

Board of Trustees

Three (3) Trustees and One (1) Mayor

  • The three candidates for Trustee receiving the highest number of votes are elected to the four-year terms.  The one candidate for Mayor receiving the highest number of votes will be elected to a four-year term. These terms will commence at the first regular Board of Trustees meeting following the certification of the election.
  • The current Trustees whose terms expire in 2024: Brian Cerkvenik, Parnell Quinn and Eileen Waldow. Mayor Vandernail resigned on January 3, 2024. Eileen Waldow was appointed by the Trustees on January 3 to be the Interim Acting Mayor until the 2024 election.
  • Nomination Petition for Trustee or Mayor may be circulated starting January 2, 2024 and must be returned by January 22, 2024. The petitions are available at the Clerks Office Monday - Friday, 8 AM - 5 PM.

2. Downtown Development Authority Special Election

The Town of Fraser has initiated the process to form a Downtown Development Authority (DDA), a quasi-governmental entity. The formation of a DDA is subject to voter approval by the eligible qualified electors within the DDA boundaries.  There will be two Ballot Issue Questions, Ballot Issue A and Ballot Issue B. See below.

Qualified Electors eligible to vote on Ballot Issues A and B

  • Ballot Issues A and B will be voted upon by qualified electors: residents, landowners or lessees of real property located within the proposed Downtown Development Authority (DDA) boundary.  View a summary of qualified electors eligible to vote on Ballot Issues A and B. 
  • Resident:
    • If you are registered to vote at an address within the DDA boundary, you will automatically receive a ballot. 
    • If your primary residence is within the DDA boundary, you are a US citizen and at least 18 years old, but not registered to vote at an address within the DDA, you may request a ballot by completing and submitting an Affidavit (Form A) to the Fraser Town Clerk who will confirm your eligibility and mail you a ballot.
    • If you are a natural person lessee (resident lessee) within the proposed DDA boundary and are qualified to vote in this DDA Special Election,  you may request a ballot by completing and submitting an Affidavit (Form A) to the Fraser Town Clerk who will confirm your eligibility and mail you a ballot.
  • Natural Person Landowner: 
    • If you are a natural person Landowner within the DDA boundary and you are registered to vote in the State of Colorado you will automatically receive a ballot. 
    • If you are a natural person Landowner in the DDA boundary, but not registered to vote in the State of Colorado, you may request a ballot by completing and submitting an Affidavit (Form A) to the Fraser Town Clerk, who will confirm your eligibility and mail you a ballot. 
      • The natural person must be a US citizen and at least 18 years old.
  • Entity Landowner:
    • If you are an entity Landowner (for example, an LLC or Corporation) within the DDA boundary you maybe eligible to vote. Entity Landowners must designate a natural person to vote on their behalf.  You may designate a natural person and request a ballot by completing and submitting an Affidavit (Form B) to the Fraser Town Clerk who will confirm your eligibility and mail a ballot to the designated natural person. 
      • The natural person must be a US citizen and at least 18 years old.
  • Business Lessees:
    • If you are a lessee you may be qualified to vote in the DDA Special Election.
      • If you are a natural person business lessee of property within the proposed DDA boundary and and you are qualified to vote in this DDA Special Election, you may request a ballot by completing and submitting Affidavit (Form A) to the Fraser Town Clerk who will confirm your eligibility and mail you a ballot.
      • If your business/entity (for example, an LLC or Corporation) is a lessee of a property within the proposed DDA boundary and you are qualified to vote in this DDA Special Election, you must designate a natural person to vote on your behalf. You may designate a natural person and request a ballot by completing and submitting an Affidavit (Form C) to the Fraser Town Clerk who will confirm your eligibility and mail you a ballot.
        • The natural person must be a US citizen and at least 18 years old.
  • Clarifications:
    • The DDA election follows the one person-one vote rule where even though a person or entity may be qualified to vote in more than one way, a person may only vote once. For example, if an entity owns multiple properties within the DDA, that entity may only cast one vote through a designated person, and any person designated to vote on behalf of an entity may only cast one vote.  Summary of qualified electors and more clarification examples.

Qualified Elector DDA Materials Page 1

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Ballot Questions

BALLOT ISSUE A

WITHOUT INCREASING TAXES, AND SUBJECT TO THE APPROVAL OF BALLOT ISSUE B, SHALL THE TOWN OF FRASER, COLORADO (“TOWN”), ON BEHALF OF AND FOR USE BY THE TOWN OF FRASER DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY (THE “DDA”), BE AUTHORIZED TO INCREASE ITS DEBT BY UP TO $25 MILLION, WITH A TOTAL REPAYMENT COST INCLUDING INTEREST AND FEES OF NOT MORE THAN $74 MILLION, FOR OBLIGATIONS THAT ARE SUBJECT TO TABOR’S ELECTION REQUIREMENTS AND WITHOUT SUCH LIMITATIONS FOR OBLIGATIONS THAT ARE NOT SUBJECT TO TABOR’S ELECTION REQUIREMENTS;

FOR THE PURPOSE OF FINANCING THE COSTS OF DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS TO BE UNDERTAKEN BY OR ON BEHALF OF THE DDA PURSUANT TO THE DDA PLAN OF DEVELOPMENT, AS IT MAY BE AMENDED FROM TIME TO TIME, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY PUBLIC IMPROVEMENTS OR PROJECTS DESCRIBED IN THE DDA PLAN, AND APPLICABLE PROVISIONS OF COLORADO LAW; 

SUCH DEBT AND THE INTEREST THEREON TO BE PAID FROM AND SECURED BY A PLEDGE OF THE SPECIAL FUND OF THE TOWN WHICH SHALL CONTAIN TAX INCREMENT REVENUES LEVIED AND COLLECTED WITHIN THE BOUNDARIES OF THE DDA; AND SHALL SUCH DEBT BE EVIDENCED BY BONDS, LOANS, ADVANCES, OR OTHER INDEBTEDNESS OR FINANCIAL OBLIGATIONS, TO BE SOLD IN ONE SERIES OR MORE, FOR A PRICE ABOVE OR BELOW THE PRINCIPAL AMOUNT THEREOF, ON TERMS AND CONDITIONS, AND WITH SUCH  MATURITIES AS PERMITTED BY LAW AND AS THE TOWN MAY DETERMINE, INCLUDING PROVISIONS FOR THE REDEMPTION OF THE DEBT PRIOR TO MATURITY WITH OR WITHOUT PAYMENT OF A PREMIUM OF NOT MORE THAN 3% OF THE PRINCIPAL AMOUNT SO REDEEMED; AND SHALL THE TOWN AND THE DDA BE AUTHORIZED TO COLLECT, RETAIN AND SPEND THE TAX INCREMENT REVENUES, THE BOND PROCEEDS AND THE INVESTMENT INCOME THEREON AS A VOTER-APPROVED REVENUE CHANGE AND EXCEPTION TO THE LIMITS WHICH WOULD OTHERWISE APPLY UNDER ARTICLE X, SECTION 20 OF THE COLORADO CONSTITUTION OR ANY OTHER LAW?  

 BALLOT ISSUE B

Shall the Fraser Downtown Development Authority be organized pursuant to Part 8 of Article 25 of Title 31, Colorado Revised Statutes, to exercise all powers authorized therein and in any approved plan of development within the boundaries of the Fraser Downtown Development Authority described in Ordinance No. 504 approved by the Board of Trustees of the Town on December 6, 2023?

Mail Ballot Election:

  • The election will be conducted as a mail ballot election per the "Colorado Municipal Election Code of 1965".
  • To register to vote or change your voter registration click here.
  • Separate ballots for Board of Trustees and DDA Special Election Ballot Issues will be mailed to all eligible qualified electors.  Depending on your eligibility you may received one or two ballots.
  • Ballots will be mailed no later than March 18, 2024.
  • Ballots must be sealed in the official return envelope and may be dropped off at the ballot box located in either Fraser Town Hall, Monday through Friday 8AM-5PM (on election day 7am-7pm) or at the Fraser Valley Metropolitan Recreation Center, 24 hours a day (on election day until 7PM). The Fraser Town Clerk must receive your ballot no later than 7PM on April 2, 2024 or it will not be counted.  Ballots may also be mailed with the return envelope provided with your ballot.
  • Secure drop-off locations will be at: 
    • Fraser Valley Metropolitan Recreation Center at 1 Main Street (24-hour drop-off until 7PM on April 2, 2024).
    • Fraser Town Hall at 153 Fraser Avenue (during regular business hours Monday - Friday 8 AM - 5 PM, and 7am until 7PM on April 2, 2024).

Election Day:

Election Headquarters will be at Fraser Town Hall, 153 Fraser Avenue Fraser, CO 80442. The polls will be open from 7 AM - 7 PM. Electors can register to vote up to and including the day of the election.

Please contact the Town Clerk, Antoinette McVeigh for any additional information, 970-531-9943.


 ELECTION CALENDAR

                         REGULAR MUNICIPAL ELECTION - APRIL 2, 2024 

January 2                 First day to pick up and circulate nomination petition

January 22               Last day to circulate and file nomination petition

January 26               Last day for write-in candidate to file affidavit of intent

January 29               Last day to amend a nomination petition 

January 29               Last day for nominees to withdraw

February 2               FCPA reports must be filed with Town Clerk

March 1                   FCPA reports must be filed with Town Clerk

March 11-18            Ballots mailed to all eligible electors 

March 18                 Affidavit Forms A, B, or C must be received by this date in order to receive a special election                                          ballot by mail      

March 18                 FCPA reports must be filed with Town Clerk

March 29                 Last day to request an absentee ballot

April 2                     Election Day, polls open 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

April 12                    Last day to submit a certified written request for a recount

May 2                       FCPA reports must be filed with Town Clerk

Register to Vote

  • Online at: Online Voter Registration
  • You may register in person at:
    • Grand County Clerk and Recorder
      Grand County Courthouse
      308 West Byers Avenue
      Hot Sulphur Springs, CO 80451
      or
    • Fraser Town Hall
      Fraser Town Clerk
      153 Fraser Avenue
      Fraser, CO 80442