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Election Information

District Election Information

 

General Information 

  • The Red, White, and Blue Fire Protection District will hold a Special District election on May 2, 2023.
  • There are three Board positions up for election.
  • This election is solely for the election of the three Board members. No other items will appear on the ballot.
  • 2 positions are for a 4-year term, and 1 position is for a 2-year term.
    • 4-year term (pick 2)
      Philip Gudlewski
      Olivia (Liv) Syptak
      James S. Brook
    • 2-year term (pick 1)
      Austyn Dineen
      Richard Rafferty
  • The three incumbent Board members have refiled, and two other persons have filed, bringing the total to five candidates running for the three positions.
  • The two candidates receiving the most votes for a 4-year term and the one who gets the most votes for a 2-year term win the election.

Who May Vote in the Election

An eligible elector for the Red, White & Blue Fire Protection District is a person who is registered to vote in the State of Colorado and is either:

  • A resident within the District; or
  • The owner of taxable real or personal property situated within the District boundaries.  The owner must be a natural person, not a corporation, trust, partnership, etc.; or
  • The spouse or civil union partner of the owner of taxable real or personal property situated within the District boundaries.

Ballot information 

  • The candidate's order of appearance on the ballot was determined by a drawing, as agreed by the candidates.
  • Votes will only be accepted from an official ballot.

Absentee Ballots

  • May only be requested through the Designated Election Official (DEO).

Crystal Schott, DEO
Red, White, and Blue Fire Protection District
P.O. Box 710
Breckenridge, Colorado 80424
cschott@cogovlaw.com or deo@rwbfire.org
Phone:  303-218-7203

  • The deadline for requesting an absentee ballot is 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 25, 2023.
  • Absentee ballots must be received:

By mail:

Crystal Schott, DEO
Red, White, and Blue Fire Protection District
P.O. Box 710
Breckenridge, Colorado 80424
cschott@cogovlaw.com or deo@rwbfire.org 

**Please Note that the absentee ballot must be received by the close of the polls, 7:00 p.m., on Tuesday, May 2, 2023.  The postmark date is not an option for the ballot's consideration.

Dropped off:

Red, White, and Blue Fire Protection District
316 N. Main Street
Breckenridge, Colorado 80424 

**Please Note that the absentee ballot must be received by the close of the polls, 7:00 p.m., on Tuesday, May 2, 2023.  

Polling Information 

  • The polling place will be at the Red, White, and Blue Fire Protection District administrative offices located at:

316 North Main Street
Breckenridge, Colorado 80424
Boardroom
This will be the only polling location for this election.

  • The polling location will be open on May 2, 2023, starting at 7:00 a.m. and will close at 7:00 p.m.
  • Early voting is not permitted.
  • Voting will be by an official paper ballot.
  • Election Judges will be present to verify the eligibility of the voters, handle the voting process, and count ballots.

Voter Registration

  • A person can register to vote during the regular working hours at the Summit County Clerk’s Office or,
  • A person can go online and register or print the registration form; however, the forms must be received at the Summit County Clerk’s office 8 days before the election date to include the name in the official registered voter's list.
    • If a person wants to vote but has not registered to vote 8 days before the election date, they may go to the County Clerk’s office before or on the day of the election and register. They will be issued a temporary voter registration card, which they must present to vote. The registration must occur during the regular working hours of the County Clerk’s office, including the day of the election.
  • Registration will not be available at our polling location, nor will the ability be granted to any authority to register people to vote.
  • Election Judges will have the authority to ask a voter for identification if there appears to be some confusion about how the name appears on the official voter's list.

Election Conclusion 

  • After the polls close on May 2, 2023, the Election Judges will count and post the unofficial results.
  • May 10, 2023, is the last day to receive the UOCAVA mailed ballots.
  • The Canvass Board will certify the election before or on May 16, 2023.
  • The DEO will notify the successful candidates and make the required official filings.
  • The successful candidates will be sworn in at the May 25, 2023, Board meeting.
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