People interested in running for the board of directors of the Health District of Northern Larimer County can file for candidacy beginning Wednesday, Feb. 5. Election Day is May 6.

Candidate Self-Nomination Forms can be picked up Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Health District, 120 Bristlecone Drive, Fort Collins. They must be returned to the Health District by 5 p.m., Friday, Feb. 28. To run as a write-in candidate, a person must submit a Write-in Candidate Affidavit of Intent (also available at the Health District) by 5 p.m., Monday, March 3.

The Secretary of State’s office recommends that either form be submitted no later than 3 p.m. on the due date to allow time for the designated election official to check for errors. That would enable candidates to correct any errors and file an amended form in time to meet the 5 p.m. deadline.

The Health District is a special district that provides dental, mental health, prescription assistance and health promotion services to residents of northern Larimer County. It is governed by a five-person board of directors whose members are elected at-large from the community.

Candidates in this election will vie for three seats on the Health District board. Each position has a four-year term.

Candidates must be U.S. citizens 18 years or older and be registered to vote in Colorado. In addition, they must be residents of the district for not less than 30 days. Non-residents may be candidates if they or their spouse own property within the district. The district encompasses the northern two-thirds of Larimer County and includes the cities of Fort Collins, Timnath, Wellington, LaPorte, Livermore and Red Feather Lakes.

Voting in the May 6 election will take place at two polling places (Health District offices and Spirit of Joy Lutheran Church, 4501 S. Lemay, Ave.) or by mail-in ballot.

For more information on the Health District board of directors election, contact Gail Bridger, designated election official, at 224-5209. More election information is available at www.healthdistrict.org.

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