Elections

The Town of Monument is participating in a coordinated election administered by El Paso County on November 2, 2021. The Town of Monument Board of Trustees have referred two ballot issues and a ballot question to ballot this November.  

Ballot Issues:

2E

SHALL THE TOWN OF MONUMENT, COLORADO, WITHOUT CREATING ANY NEW TAX OR INCREASING ANY CURRENT TAXES, BE AUTHORIZED TO COLLECT, RETAIN, AND EXPEND THE FULL AMOUNT OF TOWN REVENUES GENERATED FROM ALL SOURCES, DURING FISCAL YEARS 2021 THROUGH 2028 WITH FISCAL YEAR 2028 DOLLAR AMOUNTS USED AS THE BASE UPON WHICH FISCAL YEAR 2029 LIMITATIONS SHALL BE CALCULATED, WITHOUT REGARD TO THE LIMITATIONS OF ARTICLE X, SECTION 20 OF THE COLORADO CONSTITUTION OR C.R.S. SECTION 29-1-301, ANY EXCESS AMOUNTS OVER THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS TO BE USED EXCLUSIVELY FOR ROAD CONSTRUCTION AND MAINTENANCE, SUCH CHANGES TO CONSTITUTE A VOTER APPROVED REVENUE CHANGE?

2F

SHALL THE TOWN OF MONUMENT, COLORADO, SALES TAXES BE INCREASED $1,650,000 IN 2022 BY THE IMPOSITION OF AN ADDITIONAL SALES TAX OF .50% (INCREASING THE TOWN’S SALES TAX FROM 3% TO 3.50%), COMMENCING JANUARY 1, 2022; AND THEREAFTER SHALL THE TOWN OF MONUMENT BE ENTITLED TO EXCLUSIVELY COLLECT, RETAIN, AND SPEND THE FULL REVENUES FROM SUCH TAX INCREASE WITHOUT CONTRACTUAL, STATUTORY OR CONSTITUTIONAL LIMITATION OR CONDITION, INCLUDING LOCAL INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENTS, ARTICLE X, SECTION 20 OF THE COLORADO CONSTITUTION, COLORADO REVISED STATUTES §29-1-301, OR ANY OTHER LAW AS IT CURRENTLY EXISTS OR AS IT MAY BE AMENDED IN THE FUTURE, SUCH AMOUNTS TO CONSTITUTE VOTER APPROVED REVENUE CHANGES, AND WITH SUCH AMOUNTS TO BE USED EXCLUSIVELY TO PROVIDE DEDICATED FUNDING FOR THE TOWN OF MONUMENT POLICE DEPARTMENT TO PAY FOR 

  • THE HIRING, TRAINING, AND EMPLOYMENT OF 8 MORE POLICE OFFICERS TO REDUCE CALL RESPONSE TIMES,
  • OVERDUE MAINTENANCE AND REPLACEMENT OF PATROL CARS IN THE DEPARTMENT FLEET,
  • THE HIRING OF A DETECTIVE TO HANDLE SENSITIVE ISSUES LIKE SEXUAL ASSAULT AND CRIMINAL CASE FOLLOW UP ON LARGER INVESTIGATIONS,
  • A UNIT OF SPECIAL ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS TO FOCUS ON COMBATING VEHICLE BREAK-INS, DRUG DEALING, RESIDENTIAL BURGLARIES AND HUMAN TRAFFICING,
  • THE REPLACEMENT OF ESSENTIAL PUBLIC SAFETY EQUIPMENT AND THE PROVISION OF ENHANCED POLICE SERVICES?

Ballot Question:

2G

Shall the Town of Monument form a home rule charter commission?

Home Rule Charter Commission Candidates:

Jennifer Coopman, Matt Brunk, Brandy Turner, Sana Abbott, Ashley Watt, Janet Ladowski, Shannon Clark, Steve King, Joel Lusby

Voter Registration and Election Information

Information on voter registration and updating your registration is available at www.GoVoteColorado.gov. Colorado allows you to register to vote through Election Day. The timeframe when you register, though, may affect the method by which you can vote.

  • If you register to vote online at least 8 days before an election, you will be MAILED a ballot.
  • After the 8th day before an election, you must visit a Voter Service & Polling Center or the El Paso County Elections office to register and receive a ballot in person.
  • If you register to vote through a voter registration drive, your application must be submitted no later than 22 days before an election.
  • El Paso County will maintain 37 secure 24-hour ballot drop box locations. The closest locations for Monument voters are Monument Town Hall (645 Beacon Lite Road) and the Monument Park and Ride (Woodmoor Drive and I-25). 

Voters with questions or concerns should call (719) 575-VOTE, email elections@elpasoco.com, or visit www.EPCVotes.com.