Salida, Colorado-Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center announced that eligible electors
in the Salida Hospital District may either vote in person or cast an absentee
ballot in the hospital board election on Tuesday, May 3. The Salida Hospital
District encompasses Chaffee, western Fremont and northern Saguache counties.
Three candidates are running for two open hospital board seats in the upcoming
election. The candidates, in the order in which they will appear on the
ballot, are Dennis Giese, Jeff Post and Jean Moltz. The ballot order was
determined by a lot drawing on March 1.
Eligible electors in the Salida Hospital District may cast their ballots
in the second-floor conference rooms at the Salida hospital, 1000 Rush
Dr., or at the American Legion, 338 N. Railroad, Buena Vista, on May 3.
Polling hours are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Eligible electors who want to cast an absentee ballot need to file a new
application for the absentee ballot with Juanita Ward, the designated
election official. The application must be filed no later than 2 p.m.
on Friday, April 29.
Applications for absentee ballots are available at www.hrrmc.com or at
the main reception desk at the hospital. Electors may also request an
application by calling Juanita Ward at (719) 530-2231 or sending her a
request by mail at Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center, 1000
Rush Drive, Salida, CO, 81201.
Absentee ballots may be mailed back to Juanita Ward, the designated election
official, at the hospital. They may also be dropped off in the ballot
box outside Ward's office in the Administrative suite of the hospital.
No ballots may be received at any location inside the hospital except
for the ballot box.
All absentee ballots must be received by 7 p.m. on May 3. Postmarks do
not count as receipt of the ballot.
For more information, go to www.hrrmc.com and click on the "Election"
button at the bottom of the page.