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Summit County town council elections explained by town clerks

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Dillon Town Clerk Jan Thomas, standing with her back to the camera, administers the oath of office to Dillon Town Councilmen, from left, Mark Nickel, Erik Jacobsen and Tim Westerberg. Thomas and her fellow town clerks will host a how-to session for anyone interested in running for election.

With municipal elections quickly approaching, town clerks will host an informational meeting next week for those interested in running for town council. The meeting will cover requirements to run for office, the Fair Campaign Practices Act and the petition process.

For next April's election, Frisco, Breckenridge, Dillon and Silverthorne will each have four seats open. Both Frisco and Breckenridge will have an opening for candidates interested in running for mayor, and Silverthorne has one two-year opening to finish a previous councilmember's term. All other elected positions run a four-year term.

The meeting will be hosted at the Hoosier Room of the Community and Senior Center in Frisco on Thursday, Dec. 17 at 6:30 p.m. Petitions may be circulated as early as Jan. 5, and potential candidates will have until Jan. 25 to collect signatures.

Elections will take place on Tuesday, April 5, with new councilmembers sworn in on April 26. This year, Dillon approved the use of mail-in ballots for the election, as will be used by the other three towns.

For more information on the candidate forum, contact one of the following clerks: Frisco Town Clerk Deborah Wohlmuth at (970) 668-9122; Silverthorne Town Clerk Michele Miller at (970) 262-7304; Breckenridge Town Clerk Helen Cospolich at (970) 547-3126; Dillon Town Clerk JoAnne Tyson at (970) 262-3406; Summit County Clerk Kathy Neel at (970) 453-3471.