April 5, 2022 Election
Town of Buena Vista Municipal Election – April 5, 2022
January 24, 2022, at 5:00 pm, was the deadline to submit Petitions for Nomination for the office of Mayor and the four Trustee positions.
The petitions have been verified, and the following candidates are eligible for office.
Mayor - Four-year term of office expiring in 2026
Trustees - Three positions to serve a four-year term of office expiring in 2026, and one position with a term that will expire in 2024, filling the vacancy created in 2021.
The last date to file an Affidavit of Intent for Write-In Candidate is Monday, January 31, 2022 (64 days before Election Day.) The last day to withdraw a Nomination Petition is Tuesday, February 1, 2022.
According to the Buena Vista Municipal Code Sec. 2-3.The Election may be canceled; when.
If the only matter before the voters is the Election of persons to office and if, at the close of business on the sixty-fourth day before the Election, there are not more candidates than offices to be filled at such Election, including write-in candidates filing affidavits of intent pursuant to Section 2-2 above, the Town Clerk, if instructed by resolution of the Board of Trustees either before or after such date, shall cancel the Election and by resolution declare the candidates elected and upon such declaration the candidates shall be deemed elected. Notice of cancellation shall be published by the Town Clerk, if possible, in order to inform the electors, and notice of cancellation shall be posted at each polling place and in not less than one (1) other public place.
If The Board of Trustees adopts a resolution canceling the election and declares the candidates elected, the candidates can agree on who holds which term or a lot drawing be held to determine which candidate will fill the term expiring in 2024.
The Mayor and Trustees will begin their term of office on April 26, 2022.
If you have questions or need additional information, please email Paula Barnett, Town Clerk or call 719-395-8643 ext. 1017.
Election Day and Voter Registration Information
On Election Day, the Buena Vista Community Center (715 East Main St) will be open from 7:00am through 7:00pm as a vote center. 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 at Buena Vista Town Hall (210 East Main St), 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.
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.