GarCo Dems Voting Guide - 2021 Election!
Ballots are due by Tuesday, November 2 and were mailed on October 8. Below, you’ll find info about the voting process as well as the GarCo Dems recommendations for how to vote on the ballot measures and candidates on your ballot.
Ballots were dropped in the mail on Friday, October 8. They must be received by the County Clerk by Tuesday, Nov. 2. You can vote in one of three ways:
- Drop your ballot in one of the 24/7 Ballot Drop Boxes up through 7 p.m. on Nov. 2.
- Affix postage and drop your completed ballot in the mail (no later than Tuesday, October 26)
- Vote in-person on Election Day (November 2)
Details on 24/7 Ballot Drop Box locations as well as the times and locations for in-person voting can be found here. If you haven’t already done so, consider signing up for Colorado Ballotrax so you can track the status of your ballot. Register to vote (and check your Voter Registration mailing address) or view a sample ballot.
If you have not received a ballot by Friday, Oct. 15, or if you need a new ballot for any reason, you can contact the Garfield County Clerk’s Election line: 970-384-3700 - Option 2
YES on 5B (for Roaring Fork School District voters)
The Roaring Fork School District is experiencing a staffing crisis due to low salaries and the high cost of living. Three out of four teachers are working two or more jobs to make ends meet and more than 1/3 of new teachers leave within three years citing pay and cost of living. The Roaring Fork Mill Levy override would help fix this staffing crisis.
NO on Prop 119 (all Colorado voters)
Proposition 119 creates an unelected and unaccountable board that can give themselves exorbitant salaries and access to public funds without oversight, with no guarantee they will help our most vulnerable student populations.
Proposition 120 would significantly reduce funding for public schools and local government operations, including parks, fire protection, and mental health services.
NO on Amendment 78 (all Colorado voters)
Amendment 78 adds unnecessary and expensive bureaucracy and risks significant unintended consequences. A longer allocation process could delay or interrupt state services, including emergency responses to public health or wildfire disasters. Further, making grant funding subject to additional steps could jeopardize Colorado’s competitiveness for grant awards, resulting in the state receiving less money.
For more info on State Ballot Initiatives: Ballotpedia - Colorado
School Board Candidates
Whether or not you have kids in our public schools, this election is important! We encourage you to support the candidates below for the Roaring Fork School District and Garfield Re2. All voters can vote in all school board seat elections within their school district.
Caitlin has a degree in Human Growth and Development as well a Law Degree. She comes from a family of teachers and brings a deep appreciation for the work that teachers do. Her focus is on valuing and supporting all school staff and inspiring our kids to be the best that they can be. Her son attends a Garfield Re2 district school.
Kenny taught in the Roaring Fork School District for 26 years. He currently teaches GED classes at CMC. He is fluent in Spanish and has extensive experience in English as a Second Language and bilingual education. His two daughters graduated from the RFSD schools.
Jessica has close to twenty years of professional experience in education as a classroom teacher and administrator. She has worked at the middle and high school-level as well as Colorado Mountain College. She has provided oversight of career/tech programs and school improvement initiatives.
Kathryn currently owns, operates and teaches at a local preschool. She is a licensed attorney and her previous practice focused on educational issues, including students with special needs and teacher employment. Her daughter attends Basalt Elementary School.
Make your voice heard as a Garfield County resident and VOTE!
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- County Commissioner District #1 (currently held by Tom Jankovsky)
- County Clerk