Grand County Voter Guide 2022

A 2020 file photo of the envelope for a Grand County mail-in ballot.
Amy Golden/Sky-Hi News file photo

This November’s election in Grand County features only a few local ballot measures, and no county-level ones. Voters in the Fraser River Valley Housing Partnership area will decide on a tax increase to fund the partnership, while Grand Lake residents will vote on three marijuana-related measures.

In Granby, ballots will also include a section for board of trustees seats where residents can vote for four candidates.

The county will mail out ballots Oct. 17. Voters can return their ballots in the mail, or in drop boxes located across the county. 

Ballot Issue 6A

The Fraser River Housing Partnership looks to increase property taxes in its area by a mill levy of 2.00 mills, or about $5.64 per month on a $500,000 property. The money would help address the shortage of affordable housing by building and buying housing throughout the area.

The partnership’s area includes Granby, Tabernash, Fraser, Winter Park and parts of unincorporated Grand County.

Marijuana retail legalization in Grand Lake

Three questions about legalizing retail marijuana sales will be on Grand Lake ballots this year. The first two, Issues 2A and 2B, deal with an excise tax of up to 15% on retail and medical marijuana sales, respectively. 

The third, Question 2C, asks voters if the town can allow the operation of marijuana businesses in Grand Lake limits and allow the board of trustees to implement regulations. The Grand Lake board has already begun discussing regulations, including starting the excise tax at 10% and restricting where marijuana shops could open, among other things.

Granby Board of Trustees race

The election for trustees in Granby features nine candidates. Voters should choose four from the list, or write in others. The candidates are Sharon K. Silva, Seth Stern, Nancy Healy, Deborah J. K. Shaw, Jeffery W. Sneddon, Stefan Haberer, Daniela Gosselova, Jason Wilson and Mike Mahoney.

County races

Besides the statewide elections for U.S. Senate, governor, secretary of state, treasurer, attorney general and an at-large board of education seat, Grand County ballots feature a state senate race, as well as several county and district races.

Below is a list of these races, including the major party candidates.

  • Colorado’s 2nd Congressional District: Joe Neguse (D), Marshall Dawson (R)
  • State senator in District 8: Dylan Roberts (D), Matt Solomon (R)
  • State representative in District 13: David Buckley (R), Julie McCluskie (D)
  • County commissioner in District 3: Steven (Steve) Skinner (D), Randy George (R)
  • County clerk and recorder: Abby Loberg (D), Jolene Stetson Linke (R)
  • County treasurer: No candidates — write-in only
  • County assessor: Tom Weydert (R)
  • County sheriff: Brett Schroetlin (R)
  • County surveyor: Warren Dale Ward (R)
  • County coroner: Tawnya Bailey (R)

The ballot also features judicial retention questions for state court of appeals, 14th Judicial District and Grand County judges.

Drop box locations

There are five drop box locations in the county:

  • Grand County Administration Building, 308 Byers Ave. in Hot Sulphur Springs
  • Grand Park Community Recreation Center, 1 Main St. in Fraser
  • Granby Town Hall, Zero Jasper Ave. in Granby
  • Grand Lake Town Hall, 1026 Park Ave. in Grand Lake
  • CSU Extension Hall, 210 11th St. in Kremmling

Editor’s note: This story was updated to fix the spelling of a candidate’s name.

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