The Town of Lyons will hold its next regular Municipal Election on Tuesday, April 7, as a mail-in-ballot-only election. Ballots were mailed to all registered voters on March 16. Absentee ballots can be requested through April 3. Voters may cast ballots now through April 7 at 7 p.m.
If you have not received a ballot in the mail, call the Lyons Town Hall number, 303-823-6622, to make an arrangement to pick up your ballot. There is still time to vote.
In an effort to maintain social distancing and minimize the spread of COVID-19, the Town Clerk’s office has been encouraging voters to return ballots either by mail or at the drive-up ballot drop-off at the main entrance to Town Hall. (If voting by mail, the return ballots require standard postage of $0.55.) The Town Clerk’s office has use of the drive-up ballot drop-off at the main entrance to Lyons Town Hall for the Municipal Election. Election judges will also be available from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Election Day at the drive-up box.
Town Administrator Victoria Simonsen told the Lyons Board of Trustees in her administrator’s report on March 30 that more than 300 ballots had been turned in to date. She also said that ballots are being returned to Town Hall because they were sent to a street address (which is required at Boulder County voter registration) instead of a P.O. Box mailing address. The Lyons post office will not deliver to most street addresses. “We are following protocol to notify residents if their ballot is at town hall,” she said. “Remind people that this is a mail-in ballot and that ballots must be mailed or turned into the election box outside of town hall.”
All ballots must be received by 7 p.m. April 7, when the polls close, in order to be counted–postmarks do not count. Swearing-in of newly elected Lyons Board of Trustees will be at the April 20 Board of Trustees Meeting.
The election will determine the Town of Lyons Mayor and six trustee seats on the Lyons Board of Trustees. Candidates for Mayor are Jocelyn Farrell and Nicholas Angelo. Candidates for Trustee are Greg Lowell, Kenyon Waugh, Mike Karavas, Mark Browning, G. Robert Brackenridge, Hollie Rogin, and Wendy Miller.
A candidate forum was held on March 9. Residents may view the Candidate Forum, which was recorded and uploaded.
The ballot also contains four questions for voters. A sample ballot is available online.
For more election information, see www.townoflyons.com/Elections or contact the Lyons Town Clerk’s office by phone at 303-823-6622 x12 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lyons residents are encouraged to vote in every election. Residents may register to vote or update registration through Boulder County Elections or Colorado Secretary of State.