Local Election Process
Local Election Process for School Board Directors
Cancellation of School Board Election
WHEREAS, the only matter before the electors at the regular biennial school election on November 7, 2017, is the election of three (3) persons to fill three (3) director district offices of school director; and
WHEREAS, two (2) individuals in separate director districts have nomination petitions with sufficient signatures to qualify as candidates; and
WHEREAS, the deadline for filing an affidavit of intent to be a write-in candidate has passed with no individuals filing such an affidavit; and
WHEREAS, state law at Colo. Rev. Stat. § 1-5-208(1.5) authorizes the Board of Education by resolution to cancel the election and declare the candidates elected if at the close of business on September 5, 2017 there are not more candidates than offices to be filled at the election, including candidates filing affidavits of intent to be write-in candidates.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Education of El Paso County School District 49 has determined that the prerequisites for canceling the election have been met so the 2017 regular school biennial election is canceled.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that Donna Richer, the designated election official for the regular school biennial election, is authorized to take all necessary and appropriate steps to cancel the election, including providing notice of the cancellation by publication and by posting notice at each polling location, in the office of the designated election official and in the office of the county clerk and recorder; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the designated election official shall officially notify the county clerk and recorder of this action so that election expenses to date can be pro-rated accordingly; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the following individuals are hereby declared elected by acclamation: Kevin Butcher, Dave Cruson; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the designated election official shall notify these candidates of the cancellation of the election and of their resulting election by acclamation; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that between Election Day and the next regular meeting of the Board of Education or the Board’s organizational meeting, whichever comes first, the designated election official shall provide these candidates with certificates of election after which they shall each take the oath of office within 10 days and will thereafter be qualified to participate in meetings of the Board of Education.
ADOPTED AND APPROVED this 5th day of September, 2017.
Marie LaVere-Wright, Board President
School District 49
Tammy Harold, Board Secretary
School District 49