Tuesday is election day in five local towns
Any remaining ballots for municipal elections that have not already been returned are due by 7 p.m. today at the following town hall locations:
• Basalt, 101 Midland Ave.
• Carbondale, 511 Colorado Ave.
• New Castle, 450 W. Main St.
• Silt, 231 N. Seventh St.
• Parachute, 222 Grand Valley Way
Tuesday, April 5 is the last day to turn in ballots for municipal elections in Basalt, Carbondale, New Castle, Silt and Parachute.
Several open seats on the respective town boards will be decided when balloting concludes.
Parachute voters are also deciding a recall attempt involving two town trustees and the mayor, whose seats are not up for election.
In Carbondale, in addition to choosing from eight candidates to fill three seats on the town board, voters will also be deciding two tax questions.
One asks to impose a so-called “carbon tax” on utility bills to pay for renewable energy and efficiency efforts in the town. The other ballot question involves a property mill levy to pay for public improvements projects around town.
Ballots are due at the respective town halls no later than 7 p.m. Ballots, which were mailed to all eligible, registered voters in the respective towns must be delivered in person today, and cannot be mailed at this point.
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