Play it safe at South Suburban!

Thank you for being a loyal and supportive patron of South Suburban Parks and Recreation. We appreciate your patience and understanding during our closures due to COVID-19.

South Suburban wants you to play it safe! Several of our facilities are opening in accordance with the Safer at Home guidelines. Learn more at https://www.ssprd.org/Safe-Return

2020 Board Election Results

Incumbent James (Jim) Taylor and Ken Lucas have each been elected to serve one three-year term on the  South Suburban Board of Directors. They will join current board members Pete Barrett, Dave Lawful, and Susan Pye.

Scott LaBrash is term-limited, and will retire from the Board in May 2020. Jim Taylor will end his current term in May 2020.Taylor previously served as a board member from 1986 - 2000, before term limits were established.

Taylor will be serving his second consecutive term. Scott Labrash is term-limited and will retire from the board this month.

Unofficial results are:

Michelle Cuellar                707
James (Jim) Taylor           846
Ken Lucas                         1,079

Results will be certified no later than May 19, 2020.

Regular District Election

Tuesday, May 5, 2020 

  • Official Notice of Election

Basic Information

The next regular election of the South Suburban Park and Recreation District is on Tuesday, May 5, 2020. It will be a polling place election, with the option of obtaining an absentee ballot. Two board positions will be filled for three-year terms each.

In the continued effort to promote social distancing, SSPRD recommends voters apply for an absentee ballot before  April 28, 2020. The form needs to be completely filled out and signed. Either mail the original form to the South Suburban Administration Building, 6631 South University Boulevard, Centennial, CO 80121 or forward a scan by fax or email: fax 303.798.3030, or attach to an email to Elections@ssprd.org, Subject line: Election Absentee Ballot Request.

Absentee Ballot Request

I didn't receive my ballot. What should I do?
This is a polling place election on May 5. If you requested an absentee ballot, please contact the District at 303.483.7011, or send an email to elections@ssprd.org.

Polling Places and Ballot Drop Off Locations

Due to the state of Colorado’s Public Health Order 20-22 mandating the closure of South Suburban Park and Recreation District’s (SSPRD) facilities, and to prevent the spread of COVID-19, there will be only one polling place for this election.

Polling Place: Goodson Recreation Center (6315 S University Blvd, Centennial, CO 80121)
Absentee Ballot Return: 24/7 drop box located at Goodson Recreation Center 

In the continued effort to promote social distancing, SSPRD recommends voters apply for an absentee ballot before the April 28, 2020 deadline.

South Suburban will begin mailing absentee ballots to those voters on the permanent absentee voter list the week of April 6, 2020. Currently, the only absentee ballot box drop location will be the box located outside of Goodson Recreation Center, 6315 South University Boulevard, Centennial, CO, 80121. The drop box will be available 24/7, until 7 p.m. on Election Day. 

For questions or to request an Application for Absentee Ballot, contact Jennifer King, Designated Election Official at 303-483-7011 or email Elections@ssprd.org.

The call for candidates closes on Friday, February 28, 2020 Minimize

A candidate must be an active registered voter in Colorado; AND EITHER:
A resident of the South Suburban Park and Recreation District; OR
The owner (or spouse/civil union partner of owner) of taxable real or personal property situated within the boundaries of the District; or
A person who is obligated to pay taxes under a contract to purchase taxable property within the District.

Interested? You can pick up a Self-Nomination and Acceptance form and informational packet from Jennifer King, Designated Election Official at South Suburban Park and Recreation District, 6115 S. University Blvd., Centennial, CO or by calling 303.483.7011, Mon - Fri., 8 am - 5 pm. The Self-Nomination and Acceptance form must be filed with the Designated Election Official before 5 pm on February 28, 2020.

Voter Eligibility FAQ Minimize

Unsure if you're eligible to vote on board candidates or ballot questions related to the South Suburban Park and Recreation District? Below are answers to frequently asked questions about District voting eligibility.

Am I an eligible voter of the South Suburban Park and Recreation District?
An eligible elector of South Suburban Park and Recreation District is:

  • A registered voter in the State of Colorado; AND EITHER
  • A resident of the District; OR
  • A person who owns taxable real or personal property (or the spouse or civil union partner of a person who owns property) situated within the boundaries of the District. A person who is obligated to pay taxes under a contract to purchase taxable property within the District shall be considered an owner of taxable property for the purpose of qualifying as an elector.

How can I check on my State voter registration status, if I'm a District resident, and how to register to vote?
Check with your County Clerk & Recorder:

You can also check your registration status and District resident information on your voter record on the Secretary of State's database at: www.sos.state.co.us/pubs/elections/

How do I know if my real or personal property is taxed by the District?
Check with your County Assessor and/or check your most current tax notice.

Please note: Only property owners who are natural persons can vote.

How can I apply for a permanent absentee voter status for future polling place elections?
Please open and print a request form. The form needs to be completely filled out, signed, and the permanent absentee status box checked. Either mail the original form to the South Suburban Administration Building, 6631 South University Boulevard, Centennial, CO 80121 or forward a scan by fax or email: fax 303.798.3030, or attach to an email to Elections@ssprd.org, Subject line: Election Absentee Ballot Request

Can't print the form? Need more help? Please call 303.483.7011 for assistance.

I was on the mail-in voter list previously maintained by my county clerk several years ago. Will I receive a mail ballot automatically for South Suburban's regular elections?
Changes in the State election law eliminated the permanent mail-in voter list maintained by the counties' clerk & recorder offices. Starting with the May 2014 election, we are maintaining our own list.

If you would like an absentee ballot from South Suburban, please fill in and return the  absentee ballot request form.

Per state law, Colorado special districts also deliver paper ballots to eligible voters with Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA) status.

Other questions?
Call South Suburban during our regular business hours (Mon - Fri, 8 am - 5 pm) at 303.483.7011.

General Election FAQ Minimize

Interested in learning about the District's elections? Below are a few frequently asked questions.

Why are District elections held?
South Suburban Park and Recreation District holds its regular elections every two years, to choose members for the five-person Board of Directors. On occasion, these elections, or special elections, could include ballot questions related to the Colorado Taxpayer Bill of Rights (TABOR).

When does the District hold regular elections?
Regular elections occur in the May of even-numbered years. They are typically polling place elections.  Beginning May 2023, all District regular elections will be held every two years.

Other questions? 
Call South Suburban during our regular business hours (Mon - Fri, 8 am - 5 pm) at 303.483.7011.

Important Information

Applications for absentee ballots for the May 5 election may be requested and  accepted through 5 pm on Tuesday, April 28, 2020.

South Suburban Candidate Q&A
Interested in becoming a board member for South Suburban Parks and Recreation?
Attend our candidate question and answer session on Wednesday, Feb. 5, at 5:30 p.m.
at the Administrative Building (6631 South University Boulevard, Centennial, CO 80121).

For more about the May 5 election, contact Jennifer King at 303.483.7011.

Election News

Media Release - South Suburban Board of Directors calls for a regular district election

Media Release - South Suburban Parks and Recreation calls for nominations to fill director positions