Board of Directors Election Info

2022 EVRPD BOARD OF DIRECTORS ELECTION UNOFFICIAL VOTE COUNT
SCOTT DORMAN - 249
ERIC THRONE - 163
DAVID BOON - 144
CANDY SULZBACH - 142
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2022 Regular District Election: Vote in person at the Estes Valley Community Center on Tuesday, May 3, 2022 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. There are two board positions open and four candidates: David Boon - Scott Dorman - Candy Sulzbach - Eric Throne. 

The next regular election of the Estes Valley Recreation and Park District is on Tuesday, May 3, 2022. This will be a polling place election, with the option of obtaining an absentee ballot. Two (2) board positions will be filled, each to serve a three-year term.

Call for Candidates Closes Friday, Feb. 25, 2022 • Self-nominations will be accepted beginning Jan. 1, 2022.

Call for Nominations Notice

Self-Nomination and Acceptance forms must be filed with the Designated Election Official before 5:30 pm on Feb. 25, 2022.

Qualifications to be a candidate are:

  • Must be an active registered voter in Colorado;

AND EITHER:

  • A resident of the Estes Valley Recreation and Park District; OR
  • The owner (or spouse/civil union partner of owner) of taxable real or personal property situated within the boundaries of the District; or
  • A person who is obligated to pay taxes under a contract to purchase taxable property within the District.

The Self-Nomination and Acceptance form can be picked up from Heather Drees, Designated Election Official at the Estes Valley Recreation and Park District administrative offices located in the Estes Valley Community Center at 660 Community Drive, Estes Park, CO 80517 or by calling 970.481.1359, Mon - Fri., 8:30 am – 5:30 pm. 

Absentee Ballots

In the continued effort to promote social distancing, EVRPD recommends voters apply for an absentee ballot on or before April 26, 2022. The application must be filled out completely and signed by the applicant. The application is available at the bottom of the page for download. You may view the application here. The application can be mailed, faxed or emailed as follows:

Mail to:
Estes Valley Recreation and Park District
Attn: DEO
PO Box 1379
Estes Park, CO  80517

Fax to: 
970.586.8193
Attn: DEO

Email to: 
heather@evrpd.com

Subject Line: Absentee Ballot Request

Beginning April 4, 2022, absentee ballots will be mailed to voters on the Permanent Absentee Voter list and to those who have submitted an absentee ballot application. For applications received after April 4, 2022, absentee ballots will be mailed within 72 hours from the date of receipt of the application. If you do not receive your ballot, please contact the DEO at 970.480.1359 or email heather@evrpd.com

If you are unsure whether you are a Permanent Absentee Voter, contact the DEO at 970.480.1359 or email heather@evrpd.com

Polling Places and Ballot Drop Off Locations

Polling Places: 
Estes Valley Community Center
660 Community Drive
Estes Park, CO 80517

Absentee Ballot Return: Estes Valley Community Center – upper lobby

EVRPD will begin mailing absentee ballots to voters on April 4, 2022

For questions or to request an Application for Absentee Ballot, contact Heather Drees, Designated Election Official, at 970.480.1359 or email heather@evrpd.com

Voter Eligibility FAQ

Unsure if you're eligible to vote on board candidates or ballot questions related to the Estes Valley Recreation and Park District? Below are answers to frequently asked questions about District voting eligibility.

Am I an eligible voter of the Estes Valley Recreation and Park District?
An eligible elector of Estes Valley Recreation and Park District is:

  • A registered voter in the State of Colorado; AND EITHER
  • A resident of the District; OR
  • A person who owns taxable real or personal property (or the spouse or civil union partner of a person who owns property) situated within the boundaries of the District. A person who is obligated to pay taxes under a contract to purchase taxable property within the District shall be considered an owner of taxable property for the purpose of qualifying as an elector.

How can I check on my State voter registration status, if I'm a District resident, and how to register to vote?
Check with your County Clerk & Recorder / Elections Division:

You can also check your registration status and District resident information on your voter record on the Secretary of State's database at: www.sos.state.co.us/pubs/elections/

How do I know if my real or personal property is taxed by the District?
Check with your County Assessor and/or check your most current tax notice.

Please note: Only property owners who are natural persons can vote.

How can I apply for a permanent absentee voter status for future polling place elections?

Please open and print the Application for Absentee Ballot. The form must be filled out completely, signed, and the permanent absentee status box checked. Either mail the original form to the Estes Valley Recreation and Park District Administration Office, PO Box 1379, Estes Park, CO 80517, fax to 970.586.8193, or attach to an email to, heather@evrpd.com  Subject line: Election Absentee Ballot Request

Can't print the form? Need more help? Please call 970.480.1359 for assistance.

I was on the mail-in voter list previously maintained by my county clerk several years ago. Will I receive a mail ballot automatically for EVRPD’s regular elections?
Changes in the State election law eliminated the permanent mail-in voter list maintained by the counties' clerk & recorder offices. Starting with the May 2014 election, EVRPD maintains its own list.

If you would like an absentee ballot from EVRPD, please complete and return the Application for Absentee Ballot.

UOCAVA Voters

Per state law, Colorado special districts also deliver paper ballots to eligible voters with Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA) status.

Other questions?
Call the EVRPD DEO during our regular business hours (Mon - Fri, 8:30 am – 5:30 pm) at 970.480.1359

General Election FAQ

Interested in learning about the District's elections? Below are a few frequently asked questions.

Why are District elections held?
Estes Valley Recreation and Park District holds its regular elections every two years, to choose members for the five-person Board of Directors. On occasion, these elections, or special elections, could include ballot questions related to the Colorado Taxpayer Bill of Rights (TABOR).

When does the District hold regular elections?
Regular elections occur in the May of even-numbered years. They are typically polling place elections.  Beginning May 2023, all District regular elections will be held every two years.

Other questions? 
Call the EVRPD DEO during our regular business hours (Mon - Fri, 8:30 am – 5:30 pm) at 970.480.1359

Election Judges & Key Election Dates

Interested in becoming an election judge for District elections? Call EVRPD during our regular business hours (Mon - Fri, 8:30 am – 5:30 pm) at 970.480.1359

Key Election Dates:

January 1, 2022: First day Self Nomination and Acceptance Forms can be filed with the DEO

February 25, 2022 (5:30 pm): Last day Self Nomination and Acceptance Forms can be filed with the DEO

February 28, 2022 (5:30 pm): Last Day to file Affidavit of Intent to be a Write-in Candidate with DEO

March 18, 2022: UOCAVA Ballot mailing begins

April 4, 2022: Absentee Ballot mailing begins

April 26, 2022: Last day to request an absentee ballot

May 3, 2022 (7 am – 7 pm): Election Day

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