Election Day is April 7, 2020. The Town of Carbondale is conducting a mail ballot election. Ballots were mailed on March 16, 2020. Ballots must be returned to the Town Clerk by 7:00 p.m. on April 7, 2020. Voters are encouraged to place their ballots in the 24/7 ballot box located outside of the main (east) entrance of Town Hall or mail them via the US Post Office (one First Class stamp is required). If you do not receive your ballot by March 25, 2020, call the Town Clerk at 970-510-1206 or email the Clerk at email@example.com. During the COVID-19 outbreak it is imperative that we take extra safety precautions to keep everyone safe. If you are sick please do not enter Town Hall. Access beyond the Town Hall lobby is restricted to Town Employees. On Election Day, only one person will be allowed in to Town Hall to vote at a time. It is unknown what the wait time will be so please, avoid the lines, by voting early.
NOTICE OF REGULAR MUNICIPAL ELECTION
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the regular municipal election of the Town of Carbondale, Colorado will be held on Tuesday, April 7, 2020. The details and information pertaining to said election are as follows:This is a mail ballot election. You may return your voted ballot by mail (do not forget to include adequate postage), or you may hand deliver your ballot to the designated drop-off locations listed below.Beginning March 17, 2020, ballots may be dropped off at Carbondale Town Hall, 511 Colorado Avenue, Carbondale, Colorado. The ballot box is located OUTSIDE of Town Hall and is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week through Election Day. Voting is available INSIDE Town Hall, 511 Colorado Ave., Carbondale, CO on Election Day, Tuesday April 7, 2020, from 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
QUALIFICATIONS OF PERSONS ELIGIBLE TO VOTE
In order to vote in the election, an elector must be eighteen (18) years of age as of the day of the election, be a citizen of the United States of America, be registered to vote, not be in prison, and have legally resided for at least thirty (30) days immediately preceding the election in Colorado and in the area that is within the municipal limits of the Town as of the date of the election (Town of Carbondale Home Rule Charter.)
OFFICERS TO BE ELECTED
Voters will elect three Trustees, at large, from the entire Town. The three candidates will each serve a four-year term.
NAME OF CANDIDATES FOR TRUSTEE
Vote for Up To THREE (3)
BALLOT Issue A
TAX INCREASE ON THE SALE OF CIGARETTES AND TOBACCO PRODUCTS
Shall the Town of Carbondale taxes be increased by up to $700,000.00 annually (which amount represents estimated revenues in 2021, the first full fiscal year of collection) and by whatever amount is generated thereafter through the imposition of new taxes to be used for prevention, cessation, treatment, and enforcement related to tobacco product consumption, promotion of mental and physical health, education and public health programs associated with tobacco product consumption including prevention of underage consumption, and other related Town expenses as follows: Beginning July 1, 2020, there shall be a new sales tax of twenty cents per cigarette or four dollars per pack of twenty cigarettes sold; beginning July 1, 2020, there shall be a new sales tax of 40 percent on the sales price of all other tobacco products; the terms “cigarette” and “tobacco product” shall have the same meanings as in the Town of Carbondale Municipal Code; and that the Town may collect, retain, and expend all of the revenues of such taxes and earnings thereon, notwithstanding the limitation of Article X, Section 20 of the Colorado Constitution or any other law?