2019 County and State Election

Words by Kathrine Warren / Election

Tuesday, Nov. 5 is election day for a small number of county and statewide initiatives.

While Telluride Town Council has an election for two council seats and the mayoral seat, Mountain Village does not have any municipal initiatives this November, however, Mountain Village voters should still expect to receive a ballot from the San Miguel County Clerk’s Office.

Ballots were sent to all active, registered voters on October 18 and Mountain Village voters are being asked to consider three open Telluride R-1 School Board Seats, Ballot Issue 6A (for the San Miguel County Public Library District) and state ballot measures CC and DD.

The school district board has five candidates running for three open seats: Len Metheny, Jenni Ward, Adam S. Chambers, Cheryl Cartsens Miller and Dylan Brooks. To learn more about the candidates, visit the Telluride Daily Planet’s article featuring all the candidates.

The Wilkinson Public Library is asking voters to consider a .75 mill levy increase. To learn more about Ballot Issue 6A, read this article from the Planet.

In odd numbered calendar years, state-level measures are limited to taxes or fiscal matters related to the Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights (TABOR) and propositions CC and DD are such measures.  Proposition CC would allow the state to reallocate excess tax funds to public schools, higher education and roads and bridges. DD asks voters if Colorado should create a tax on casino winnings to fund the Colorado Water Plan. The Daily Planet also examined both if these propositions, to learn more, visit their website.

Ballots may be turned into a Voter Service and Polling Center (VSPC) by 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 5. For VSPC locations and information on the county’s 24/7 ballot drop boxes, please visit the County Clerk’s Website.