April 2, 2024 Election

The Town of Buena Vista Municipal Election is April 2, 2024

Buena Vista’s next municipal election will take place on April 2, 2024, to elect four Trustees. Three Trustee positions will serve a four-year term of office expiring in 2028, and one position with a term expiring in 2026 is open, filling the vacancy created in 2023. Also on the ballot will be a question to change the Town’s regular municipal elections from April to November of even-numbered years to coordinate with the county election cycle. This would extend the terms of the Mayor and the current Trustees whose positions are not up for election in April 2024 to November 2026 and extend the terms of the candidates elected in April 2024 to November 2028.

If you want to run for elected office, Nomination Petitions for Trustee may be circulated from Tuesday, January 2nd through Monday, January 22nd. To become a candidate, you need to obtain signatures from ten registered electors living within Town limits. Stop by Town Hall to pick up your nomination petition packet

The Town of Buena Vista benefits significantly from the energy and engagement of its Board members, and there’s no time like the present for you to join their ranks. Do you have:

  • An interest in local issues and public service?
  • The time and commitment to attend two Board of Trustees meetings per month and to read through (sometimes lengthy) Board packets in advance so you’ll be well informed when you arrive?
  • The flexibility to attend various other types of meetings as assigned, such as those held by intergovernmental organizations and Town Advisory Boards?
  • The ability to work with people, willingness to listen to the concerns of your neighbors and constituents, and a knack for coming up with common-sense solutions to the challenges facing our Town?

If you answered ‘yes’ to these questions, the Candidate Information Packet (PDF) and Board of Trustees Handbook (PDF) will answer most of your initial questions, and the Town staff is always ready to help you with any issues or concerns you might have.

Public service can be challenging and frustrating at times, but it’s also rewarding. Ask any current or past Mayor or Trustee!

If you have questions or need additional information, please email Paula Barnett, Town Clerk, or call 719-581-1017.

Voter Registration Information

Please be sure your voter registration is updated to reflect your current address. Voters with a Colorado Driver’s License or ID card can register or update their information at www.GoVoteColorado.com at any time up to and including the day of the election. Please contact Chaffee County directly regarding their current registration procedures. You should also contact Chaffee County if you do not receive your ballot or need a replacement ballot. You can contact the Chaffee County Clerk’s office at 719-539-4004 or by emailing Lori Mitchell.

Chaffee County Election Day is Tuesday, November 7, 2023

On Monday, November 6th, the Buena Vista Community Center (715 East Main St) will be open from 10:00 am through 4:00 pm as a vote center, and on Election Day, from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm. You can register to vote, receive a ballot, and vote there in person on Election Day if you wish. You may also drop off your ballot at the Community Center that day. At any time prior to Election Day, you may drop off your ballot in the ballot drop-box at the Chaffee County Annex building at 112 Linderman Ave, Buena Vista, CO, or in the ballot drop-box at the County’s Administrative Offices at 104 Crestone Ave, Salida, CO.

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