February 9, 2023

Self-nomination and acceptance forms are available for candidates interested in running for the Mountain Recreation Metropolitan District board of directors. If more than three self-nomination forms are received by February 24th at 5 p.m. and are verified and approved, the regular in-person election will be held from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on May 2nd at all three of Mountain Recreation’s facilities. Interested candidates can visit MountainRec.org/elections to learn more and obtain the self-nomination form.

Three of the five board seats are up for election, each for a four-year term. Mountain Rec does not have director’s districts so any eligible elector within the District’s boundaries can submit a self-nomination form. If you have questions or want to learn if you qualify as an eligible elector, you can contact the Designated Election Official (DEO), Scott Robinson, 970-682-6845 or SRobinson@MountainRec.org. Candidates have until 5 p.m. on Friday, February 24, 2023 to file the self-nomination and acceptance form with the DEO.

Options to return the self-nomination form to the DEO include by email (recommended) or by mail.  It’s strongly encouraged to submit the self-nomination form at least 24 hours prior to the deadline to give candidates enough time to correct any errors identified by the DEO on the form. Electronic signatures will not be accepted on the self-nomination form.

If more than three candidates’ self-nomination forms are verified and approved by the DEO by the deadline, eligible electors may vote at any of three polling places (Gypsum Recreation Center, Eagle Pool & Ice Rink, and Edwards Field House) on May 2nd between 7 a.m.-7 p.m. or they may cast an absentee ballot. Absentee ballots will not be available until March 2023. The deadline to request an absentee ballot from the DEO is 5 p.m. on April 25th and voted ballots must be returned to the designated election official by 7 p.m. on election day.

Prior to election day, absentee ballots may be returned by mail or at a secure lockbox at the DEO’s office at the Gypsum Rec Center front desk. The application for an absentee ballot is available online or from the designated election official.

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