New Castle to hold election on April 6
NEW CASTLE, Colorado – The town of New Castle will hold a municipal election on April 6. Voters will choose the mayor and three councilors to serve four-year terms. To serve as mayor and on Town Council, one must be a registered voter, 18 years of age or older on Election Day, and a town resident for at least one year prior to the election.
Persons interested in running for office may pick up nomination petitions from the Town Clerk’s Office at 450 W. Main St., starting Feb. 5. The petitions need a minimum of 15 signatures by registered voters residing within the town limits. The signed petitions must be returned to the Town Clerk’s Office by 5 p.m. Feb. 25.
If you have not registered to vote, you must do so by 5 p.m. Monday, March 8, in order to vote in this election. Persons may register to vote at the Garfield County Clerk’s Office at the courthouse in Glenwood Springs or the courthouse annex in Rifle, or at New Castle Town Hall. Call the Garfield County Clerk at 945-2377 or the Town Clerk at 984-2311 for more information about voter registration.
This election will be conducted by mail ballot, not by polling place. Ballots will be mailed to registered voters on approximately March 15. Voted ballots may be returned by mail or in person to the Town Clerk’s office. They must be received by 7 p.m. on April 6 in order to be counted.
If you will be absent from your regular residence when the ballots are mailed, you can still vote if you apply for an absentee ballot. Absentee ballot applications are now available at the Town Clerk’s Office and at http://www.newcastlecolorado.org. The absentee ballots must be turned in by 7 p.m. on Election Day at Town Hall.
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