“This odd situation comes about because the Colorado Constitution says that general elections, which very simply are those with partisan offices, must be held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November of even years,” she explained, while revenue bills “are controlled by the TABOR amendment, and must be held on the first Tuesday in November in odd years.”
In 2008, the Town of Telluride, attempting to better predict the election schedule, voted to have all elections the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November. But in 2011, the first of November falls on a Tuesday; hence the two election dates.
“The next time the first of November is a Tuesday in an odd year will be in 2033, so there is lots of time to decide whether this is a good or a bad thing,” Erie said.
She went on to urge San Miguel County voters to make sure they are registered, by visiting
GoVoteColorado.com, telluride-co.gov. Town of Telluride voters must be registered by Oct. 10; county voters must be registered by Oct. 3.