Elections

Terms


Directors are elected to serve a four-year term and perform the duties of the office of Director of South Adams County Water and Sanitation District including exercising the utmost good faith, business sense, and astuteness on behalf of the District. 

Each of the District’s five Board Members serve four-year, overlapping terms, meaning that every two years either three members or two members are elected to the Board. All Board Members are term limited and can only serve two consecutive four-year terms.


Note:  For the regular elections in May 2020 and May 2022, directors will be elected to three-year terms instead of four-year terms.  This is part of the Colorado General Assembly’s change transitioning special district regular elections from May of even-numbered years to May of odd-numbered years, which will start with a regular election, and a return to four-year terms, in May 2023.    



Eligible Candidates

Regular elections are held on the first Tuesday (after the first Monday) in May of even-numbered years (in May of odd-numbered years starting in May 2023). Eligible candidates for the Board and eligible electors are defined as follows:

o An eligible elector is a person who, at the designated time and event, is registered to vote in Colorado, and
o Who is a resident of the special district, or
o Who, or whose spouse or civil union partner, owns taxable real or personal property situated within the boundaries of the special, whether the person resides in the district or not. 
o A person who, or whose spouse or civil union partner, is obligated to pay taxes under a contract to purchase taxable property situated within the boundaries of the special district shall be considered an owner.
o For all elections that require ownership of real property or land, a mobile home or a manufactured home shall be deemed sufficient to qualify as ownership of real property for the purposes of voting.
o A partnership, limited liability company, corporation or trust is not a “person,” and therefore owning property through such a legal entity does not make a person an eligible elector. C.R.S. § 32-1-103(5) or 1-1-104(16)