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2023 Election Results

Pam Eller and Ken Lucas have each been elected to serve one four-year term on the South Suburban Board of Directors. They will join current board members Susan Pye, Pete Barrett and Dave Lawful. Jim Taylor is term-limited.

Lucas will be serving his second consecutive term, while Eller previously served on the Board of Directors from 2010-18.

Election results were certified on May 16, 2023. 

Results:

Michael Edwards: 213

John Priddy: 461

Pam Eller: 949

Ken Lucas: 631

Elizabeth Watson: 502

Alexis Barrere: 497

2023 Regular District Election

The next regular election of the South Suburban Park and Recreation District is on Tuesday, May 2, 2023. This will be a polling place election, with the option of obtaining an absentee ballot. Two board positions will be filled, each to serve a four-year term.

 

Below is the ballot order of candidates for the May 2 election:

  • Michael Edwards
  • John Priddy
  • Pam Eller
  • Ken Lucas
  • Elizabeth Watson
  • Alexis Barrere

Learn more about each candidate.

Candidate Forums

Two candidate forums were hosted in April:

The Littleton Business Chamber is partnering with the South Metro Community Foundation to present a South Suburban Board Member Candidate Forum on Wednesday, April 12 from 5-7:30 pm in the Office Chamber/Shift Workspaces at 2679 W. Main St, 2nd Floor, Littleton, CO 80120.  You must register to attend.

The League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties will host a candidate forum on April 15 at 10 am in the Board Room at the South Suburban Sports Complex. This forum is open to the public with no registration required.

Click here to watch the April 15 forum.

Absentee Ballots

Voters can apply for an absentee ballot (en Español) on or before April 25, 2023. The application (en Español) must be filled out completely and signed by the applicant. Electronic signatures will not be accepted.

Completed applications can be mailed or emailed as follows:

Mail to:
South Suburban Park and Recreation District
Attn: DEO
4810 E. County Line Road
Littleton, CO  80126

Email to: 
Elections@ssprd.org
Subject Line: Absentee Ballot Request

Polling Places and Ballot Drop Off Locations

Polling Location:
Polls open 7 am-7 pm on Election Day (May 2, 2023).

Goodson Recreation Center
6315 S. University Boulevard
Centennial, CO 80121

 

Absentee Ballot Return: 

Absentee Ballots must be returned by 7 pm on Election Day (May 2, 2023). To ensure ballots arrive on time, please mail by no later than April 28. 

Mail:
Mail to: DEO
South Suburban Park and Recreation District
4810 E. County Line Road
Littleton, CO 80126

 

Drive-Up Drop Boxes:
Goodson Recreation Center
6315 S. University Boulevard
Centennial, CO 80121

South Suburban Sports Complex
4810 E. County Line Road
Littleton, CO 80126

 

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.

Voter Eligibility FAQ

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 the Application for Absentee Ballot (en Español). The form must be filled out completely, signed, and the permanent absentee status box checked. Either mail the original form to the South Suburban Administration Office, 4810 E. County Line Rd, Littleton, CO 80126, fax to 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, South Suburban maintains its own list.

If you would like an absentee ballot from South Suburban, please complete and return the Application for Absentee Ballot (en Español).

UOCAVA Voters

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

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 odd-numbered years. They are typically polling place elections.  Beginning May 2023, all District regular elections will be held every two years.

Does South Suburban endorse candidates?
South Suburban Park and Recreation District (SSPRD) does not allow the use of its logo on any candidate election material. Additionally, SSPRD does not endorse any individual candidates for its Board of Directors.

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

Call for Candidates

The self-nomination period is now closed.

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

Self-Nomination and Acceptance forms must be turned in and accepted by the DEO by the close of business (5 pm) on Feb. 24, 2023. Self-Nomination and Acceptance forms can be obtained by contacting the DEO at Elections@ssprd.org or picked up Monday-Friday, 8 am-5 pm at 4810 E. County Line Road, Littleton, CO 80126.

 

Qualifications to be a candidate are:

  • 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.
Meet the Candidates

Click here to learn more about the candidates. Candidates bios are listed in the order of candidate placement on the ballot.

3 Ways to Vote

There are three easy ways to vote in the South Suburban Board of Directors election:

  1. Request a ballot & drop it off.
    Apply for an absentee ballot by April 25 and vote at home. Drop it off at one of the drive-up ballot boxes at Goodson Recreation Center or the South Suburban Sports Complex by 7 pm on May 2.
  2. Request a ballot & mail it in.
    Apply for an absentee ballot by April 25 and vote at home. Mail it to South Suburban Park and Recreation District, 4810 E. County Line Road, Littleton, CO 80126 by April 28.
  3. Vote in person on election day.
    Polls will be open from 7 am-7 pm on Election Day (May 2, 2023) at Goodson Recreation Center (6315 S. University Boulevard, Centennial, CO 80121).