The Town of Frisco adheres to the Uniform Election Code of 1992 when conducting its municipal elections. A regular municipal mail-ballot election to elect a mayor and three council members will be held Tuesday, April 5, 2016.
2016 MAIL-IN BALLOT FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is the deadline to become a voter for this election?
In order to vote in the April 5, 2016 election, voters must reside in Frisco no later than 22 days prior to the election. Voters may register to vote, or update records on-line at http://www.govotecolorado.com or by obtaining and returning a voter registration form to the Town Clerk or to the Summit County Clerk and Recorder. A voter may only be registered in one County. Multiple registrations are deleted by the Colorado Secretary of State.
Who will receive ballots automatically?
“Active” registered voters (those who have voted in the last general election) will receive a ballot by mail automatically so long as their mailing information is up-to-date with the Summit County elections office.
Who might NOT receive a ballot automatically?
Not all voters who voted in one of the past two elections will receive ballots by mail automatically – this may vary by individual. To confirm your status and determine if you need to request a ballot, voters should call 970-453-3470. Registered voters who are not “active” must request a mail-in ballot in writing to the Frisco Town Clerk.
As a registered voter, what do I have to do?
If your registration is current, your ballot packet will automatically be mailed to you. Inside the packet you will find the ballot, a secrecy envelope and a return envelope. Once you vote the ballot, place it in the secrecy envelope and seal it in the pre-addressed return envelope. Be sure to sign the return envelope on the appropriate line. After verifying that the return envelope has your name and current address, simply return the ballot either by mail or at Frisco Town Hall.
When are the ballots mailed to the voters?
Ballots will be mailed any time between the 22nd and 15th days before an election. This election, we will mail all ballots between the 14th and 21st of March.
I will be out of town when ballots are mailed. How do I get a ballot?
Absentee ballots are available before the election. You may request an absentee ballot from your county election official either in person, by mail, or by fax. You will need to include your name, residence address and, if different, your mailing address.
When do ballots have to be returned?
Ballots must be mailed back to the Town of Frisco in time to be counted prior to 7:00 p.m. April 5th. Ballots may be hand-carried to the clerk’s office up to the time polls close on the day of the election.
How much will it cost?
Mailed ballots must have sufficient postage. Postage is estimated at 49 cents for this year’s ballot, so long as other documentation is not included in the envelope.
Only U.S. citizens who are 18 years old and have resided inside the town limits for the 22 days preceding the election can register and participate in the election. Registered electors of Summit County who have moved into the town and resided here for the 22 days preceding the election must change their legal address of residency by filling out a Change of Residency form at any of the town halls or with the Summit County Clerk. Any qualified citizen can register up to the day of the election at county clerk offices, driver license offices, municipal clerk offices, various human services agencies or by mailing in voter registration applications.
If you failed to vote in past elections or have moved, please check with the Summit County Clerk’s Office at (970) 453-3470 to update your registration address and verify that you are still registered.
Absentee ballot information
An application for an absentee ballot may be submitted as early as 90 days prior to an election, but no later than the close of business on the Friday before the election. Applications for absentee ballots can be obtained at the Frisco Town Clerk’s office, 1 Main Street, Frisco. A registered elector of the town need not meet special criteria to obtain an absentee ballot. The absentee ballot application must be personally signed by the applicant.
Any campaign signs or posters attached, affixed or applied to any piece of public land including but not limited to stop signs, telephone poles or guardrails will be promptly removed and disposed of. Per the Code of the Town of Frisco, Chapter 180, Zoning, Section 180-22, General Regulations, political signs may not exceed six (6) square feet and may not be erected more than forty-five days prior to the election. All signs must be removed no later than three days following the election. These signs are considered exempt from the sign code and do not need a permit. For more information on sign regulations please contact the Community Development Department at (970) 668-05276, ext. 3041.