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Town Elections

Special Recall Election - February 13, 2024

Update: 2/22/2024 - Final votes are in and Councilmember Roman Kolodziej will not be recalled from office.

102 - Yes 

160 - 160 no

  • On August 28, 2023 an affidavit to recall Councilor Roman Kolodziej was filed with the Town Clerk.
  • Approved petitions began to circulate on September 5, 2023.
  • The recall petition was timely filed and deemed sufficient on November 21, 2023.
  • Per State law, the town clerk submitted the Final Certificate of Sufficiency, to the governing body at the first meeting following expiration of the period within which a protest may be filed or at the first meeting of such body following the determination of a hearing officer that a petition is sufficient, whichever is later. Council then set a date for a recall election to be held not less than sixty (60) days nor more than one hundred twenty (120) days after filing of the recall petition unless within said period of time a general municipal election, a special municipal election or a general state election is to be held.
  • A copy of the recall petitions are on file and available for review in the City Clerk's office.
  • Town Council set the special election date of February 13, 2024, to be conducted by mail in ballot only.
  • 4 people have submitted nomination petitions to run for Councilor Kolodziej's seat if he is recalled.
  • The election will be held via mail ballot election.  Ballots will be mailed between January 22nd and January 29th.  They must be received in Town Hall by 7pm on Tuesday, February 13th.  
  • You will be able to mail in your ballot or physically drop it off at Town Hall.  If you are mailing your ballot in, make sure you have allowed ample time for the post office to get your ballot to Town Hall.



NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Town of Mt. Crested Butte will conduct a special recall election via mail ballot on Tuesday, February 13, 2024, between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.  Ballots may be returned by mail (voters must provide return postage) or dropped off at Town Hall, 911 Gothic Road, Mt. Crested Butte.  Ballots may be dropped off between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday and on Election Day, February 13, 2024 from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Any person registered to vote in the Town of Mt. Crested Butte limits is qualified to vote in the recall election.

At said special recall election, the registered electors of the Town of Mt. Crested Butte will vote on whether or not to recall Town Councilmember Roman Kolodziej and, if he is recalled, who among the nominated candidates should replace him.  Electors may vote for one (1) candidate from the list below:

Peter Esselstyn

Bruce Nation

Tom Rolleczek

Bobbie Sferra

BALLOTS WILL BE MAILED to all eligible and qualified registered voters at their current address beginning January 22, 2024. Voter registration changes can be made online by visiting www.GoVoteColorado.gov. The last day to request a ballot to be mailed is January 29, 2024. Voters who make changes to their registration online after January 29, 2024, must visit Town Hall, 911 Gothic Road, Mt. Crested Butte to obtain a ballot. Ballots will not be forwarded.

Voters who do not receive a ballot should call the Mt. Crested Butte Town Clerk at 970-349-6632, extension 103 for further instructions.

BALLOTS RETURNED must be received by the Town before 7:00 p.m. on February 13, 2024 to be counted.. Ballots received after this time will not be counted, regardless of the date of postmark if mailed.

FOR QUESTIONS regarding the municipal special election, call the Mt. Crested Butte Town Clerk at 970-349-6632 extension 103 or email at toconnell@mtcb.colorado.gov .

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the Town Clerk of the Town of Mt. Crested Butte, Colorado has caused this Official Election Notice to be given.

By:  S/: Tiffany O’Connell 
Tiffany O’Connell, CMC         
                    Designated Election Official Town of Mt. Crested Butte

Published in the Crested Butte News: January 26, 2024 and February 2, 2024.

Campaign Finance

All candidates for office are expected to follow the Colorado Fair Campaign and Finance Act.  Only the most common forms are posted on the Town's website.  For other forms go to: https://www.sos.state.co.us/pubs/elections/CampaignFinance/home.html.

All forms must be filed with the Mt. Crested Butte Town Clerk.  Do NOT file them with the Colorado Secretary of State.


For additional information or to learn more please contact the Town Clerk, Tiffany O'Connell at 970-349-6632, ext.103, or email her at toconnell@mtcb.colorado.gov.