As upcoming elections are approaching, the Highlands Ranch Metro District Board of Directors has three open seats in the local to be held on Tuesday, May 2.
The metro district is composed of an elected seven-member board of directors who represent the entire community. The board sets policy and assists staff in budget preparation, maintenance of roadway landscaping, construction of storm drainage facilities and parks and open space.
According to a press release from the Highlands Ranch Metro District, six candidates are running for the three open seats.
Renee Anderson, who is currently the chair of the Highlands Ranch Metro District is running for another term in the Southwest Region.
The North Central Region candidates include newcomer James E. Freiberg, who has been a resident of Highlands Ranch for 16 years, and incumbent Andy Jones, a current board member who has also served as vice chair.
Tammy M. Kelly was one of the candidates originally listed, but withdrew her candidacy in March.
Three candidates are running for the Northeast Region, including Nancy W. Smith, a current board member, Homar Alvarado, an active member and resident of Highlands Ranch since 2011, and the current Chairman of Colorado Senate District 30, Bradford Mark Wann.
Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Hendrick Office Building, 62 Plaza Dr.. All voters can cast a vote for one candidate in each of the regions, regardless of which region the voter resides.
Directors must live or own property in the region in which they are running, according to the Highlands Ranch Metro District elections page.
Eligible electors can request an absentee ballot to vote by main in the May 2 election. To request an absentee ballot, complete the Application for Absentee Ballot online at highlandsranch.org/elections. Once the application is complete, email the ballot to the designated official at firstname.lastname@example.org or may be mailed or delivered to the Hendrick Office Building, 62 Plaza Dr. .
The deadline to submit absentee ballot applications is by close of business on Tuesday, April 25.
Highlands Ranch residents will also be voting on the Centennial Board vacancies, which started with 18 total candidates.
Learn more about candidates running for the metro district and water board, see the Q&As presented by Colorado Community Media at https://highlandsranchherald.net/hrelections/index.html.