Basalt prepares for pivotal election |

Basalt prepares for pivotal election

Aspen Times Staff Report
Aspen, CO Colorado

BASALT ” Basalt’s election season officially gets under way Monday, Feb. 11, when candidates can start circulating nomination petitions.

The mayor’s seat and three council positions are up for election. All positions are for four-year terms. The election is on April 4.

Mayor Leroy Duroux hasn’t announced yet if he will seek re-election. Councilman Mark Kittle said he will not run again. Council members Laurie Dows and Glenn Rappaport said it is unlikely they will seek re-election due to family commitments.

A candidate must be a U.S. citizen as well as a registered voter in Basalt who has resided in the town for at least 12 consecutive months immediately prior to the date of the election.

The nomination petitions must be returned to the town clerk by 5 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 29. Candidates must collect signatures of at least 25 registered electors from Basalt.

Residents of Basalt must be registered by March 3 to vote in the municipal election. Voter registration forms are available at any county or municipal clerk’s office.

For additional information, contact the Basalt town clerk Pam Schilling at 927-4701, extension 213.

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