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Click here to read important information for Black Forest voters from the Clerk and Recorder's Office.
If you recently changed the mailing address for your fire district election ballot (at the County Clerk's office, or online), please click here to check your information again. Make sure that "Residence address" is the address of your Black Forest property (even if destroyed), and "Mailing address" is where you now get your mail.
Before you can take any of the steps listed at left, you must be registered to vote. You may register to vote from now through the fire district's election day on May 6.
You can register to vote in person at any Clerk and Recorder's Office location:
If you have questions that this page has not answered, please contact Donna Arkowski, the Designated Election Official: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click here to view the sample ballot. The order of names on the ballot was determined by a publicly-announced drawing held March 6, 2014 at Fire Station One.
The nomination period for the May 6 election closed at 5:00 pm Friday, February 28. At that time, the Designated Election Official had received self nomination forms from seven eligible candidates.
On Tuesday, May 6, mail ballots were counted in the regular election to choose three Directors of the Black Forest Fire/Rescue Protection District.
Election judges completed the ballot count at 8:50 pm. According to Donna Arkowski, the District's Designated Election Official, the unofficial results are:
P.J. Langmaid: 1,620
Eddie Bracken: 613
Jayme McConnellogue: 1,579
Preston A. Cooper: 656
Walt Seelye: 394
Mark Fitzgerald: 708
Rick Nearhoof: 1,595
According to Colorado law, the results of the election will not be official until 10:00 am Friday, May 16, to allow time for overseas ballots to be received and counted, and for the District to certify the final results. As of Tuesday evening, 30 overseas ballots have not yet been returned.
Three of the seven candidates appointed official watchers to observe the ballot counting process. None of those watchers has reported election irregularities.
A total of 6,820 ballots were mailed. Of those, 2,531 were voted.
The three newly-elected Directors will be sworn in at the Board's next regular meeting: 6:30 pm Wednesday, May 21 at Black Forest Fire Station One (11445 Teachout Road).
Two other members of the five-member Board will continue their four-year terms: Bill Marchant and Rick McMorran.