Granby Ranch special districts prep for May elections
Election season is quickly approaching and residents throughout Grand County are preparing to cast their votes in a series of races for various levels of government.
Among the many boards and entities holding elections in 2016 are a number of quasi-governmental special districts for Granby Ranch. Special districts in the Granby Ranch area holding elections this spring include: the Granby Ranch Metropolitan District, Granby Ranch Metropolitan Districts Numbers 2 through 8, the Headwaters Metropolitan District and the Solvista Metropolitan District. The elections for all of the Granby Ranch special districts will be done by mail ballot and Election Day is officially scheduled for May 3, 2016.
Anyone wishing to run as a candidate for the various seats open for election this spring in any of the Granby Ranch Special Districts must obtain a Self-Nomination and Acceptance form from the District’s Designated Election Official (DEO), Kathy Lewensten of Marchetti and Weaver LLC. The deadline to submit a Self-Nomination and Acceptance form is 4 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 26, 2016. Anyone interested in running as a write-in candidate must submit an Affidavit of Intent To Be A Write-In-Candidate to the DEO by the close of business on Monday, Feb. 29, 2016.
The Granby Ranch Metropolitan District will look to fill three director seats this spring. Among the three directors to be elected this spring two will serve four-year terms and one will serve a two-year term.
Granby Ranches Metropolitan Districts Numbers 2 through 8 will look to fill two directors seats. Both elected directors will serve four-year terms.
The Headwaters Metropolitan District will fill two director seats this spring. Both directors elected to the Headwaters Metropolitan District will serve four-year terms.
The Solvista Metropolitan District will be also filling two directors seats in the coming election. Both directors elected to the Solvista Metropolitan District will serve four-year terms. All of the various boards within the Granby Ranch Special Districts are five person boards.
The requirements for voting in a Special District election is laid out in a Colorado Department of Local Affairs (DOLA) document detailing Special District Administration and Elections: Frequently Asked Questions.
To be eligible to vote in the Granby Ranch special district elections a citizen must be a resident of the special district or be someone whose spouse or civil union partner owns taxable property within the boundaries of the district.
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