2020 Board Election

Health District Board of Directors Election - May 5, 2020

Voter information | Voting by mail 

The Health District is governed by a five-member board of directors whose members serve staggered, four-year terms. Members are elected at-large from the community. Elections are held every two years in even-numbered years. Read more about the board of directors. Any eligible elector in the Health District may run for the board.

In 2020, two board positions will be up for election. The election will be held Tuesday, May 5.


To be a candidate for the board of directors a person must be an eligible elector in the Health District.

Candidates must complete and submit a Self-Nomination and Acceptance Form by the required deadline. The form can be downloaded at the link below and also is available Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Health District, 120 Bristlecone Drive., Fort Collins. Self-Nomination and Acceptance Forms can be turned in now. The last day to turn in a Self-Nomination and Acceptance Form is Friday, February 28 by 5 p.m.

The Health District offers candidates the opportunity to have their photo, biographical information, and answers to standardized questions published on the Health District website and in the spring issue of the Compass newsletter mailed to district households. To ensure that we receive all information in time to include it in the Compass newsletter, we strongly encourage prospective candidates to return their Candidate Profile Form at the same time as their Self-Nomination and Acceptance Form.

Anyone wanting to run as a write-in candidate must submit an Affidavit of Intent to Be a Write-In Candidate by 5 p.m. on Monday, March 2.

The Secretary of State's office suggests that forms be submitted no later than 3 p.m. on the day that they are due in order to allow time for the designated election official to check for errors. That would enable candidates to correct the errors and submit an amended form in time to meet the 5 p.m. deadline.


To vote for board members, a person must be an eligible elector in the district. An eligible elector is someone who is:

  • a U.S, citizen, aged 18 years or older;
  • registered to vote in Colorado; and
  • a resident of the district, OR someone who lives outside the district, but owns (or whose spouse owns) property within the district. See map of boundaries.

Election Day is Tuesday, May 5. Polls are open 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. that day.

Polling places will be:


Anyone can vote by mail in this election. To vote by mail, you must use an absentee ballot, even if you plan to be in town during the election. This is the only way you can vote by mail.

You must specifically request a ballot for the Health District Board of Directors Election by completing and submitting an Application for Absentee Ballot form. Because this election is not run by the county, you will not automatically receive a ballot in the mail, even if you normally vote by mail in all other elections.

However, if you voted by mail in a previous Health District Board of Directors Election, and you requested to be on the permanent absentee voter list (by checking the box), the Health District will automatically send you a ballot for this and all future Board of Directors elections.

Applications are available from the following sources:

  • Download an Application for Absentee Ballot (the ballot you use to vote by mail, even if you are in town)
  • Request an application from Chris Sheafor, by mail, email, or phone. (See below.)
  • Clip and save the application printed in the spring issue of the Health District Compass newsletter that will be mailed to district residents in early April.

Applications for an absentee ballot must be signed and returned to the Health District by Tuesday, April 28 in order to receive the ballot by mail. If a person wishes to pick up the ballot in person, they can return the application by 5 p.m., Friday, May 1. Applications can be returned to Chris Sheafor by mail to 120 Bristlecone Dr., Fort Collins, CO 80524; by fax at (970) 221-7165; or by email (as a scanned attachment) at csheafor@healthdistrict.org. Your ballot must be received at the Health District by 7 p.m. on the day of the election in order to be counted.