2020 Board Election

Health District Board of Directors Election - May 5, 2020

Voter information | Voting by mail  | Candidate profiles 

 

The Health District is governed by a five-member board of directors whose members serve staggered terms. Members are elected at-large from the community. Elections are held every two years. Terms are usually four years. However, for this election and the next in 2022, members will be elected to three-year terms as the State of Colorado transitions to an odd-year election calendar for special districts. Another election will be held in 2023, and board elections will occur in odd-numbered years from that point forward. Terms for members elected in 2023 and all subsequent election will again be four 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.

INFORMATION FOR VOTERS

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.

The Health District Board of Directors election was established as a polling-place election before the COVID-19 pandemic. It is too late to change this, and by law we must continue to offer in-person voting at a polling place. However, we are srongly encouraging anyone who can to vote by mail for their health, safety, and convenience. See information below.

Polling places will be:

  • Spirit of Joy Church 4501 S. Lemay Ave., Fort Collins
  • A second location that can provide better social distancing than the Health District offices is being finalized. We will post information as soon as it becomes available.
VOTING BY MAIL

We strongly encourage voting 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 Keri Fagan, 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 mid April.

Applications for an absentee ballot must be signed and returned to the Health District by Tuesday, April 28. 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 kfagan@healthdistrict.org. Your ballot will be returned to you by mail. In-person pick up is longer available due to COVID-19.

Your ballot must be received at the Health District by 7 p.m. on Election Day, May 5, 2020, in order to be counted. It can be returned by mail or dropped off at 202 Bristlecone Drive, Fort Collins, between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.

CANDIDATE PROFILES

Read individual candidate profiles.

2020 Health District Election Candidates