May 6 is special districts election day
Voters will elect board members for special districts next Tuesday including three organizations representing western Eagle County entities.
Local residents who plan to cast ballots for the Greater Eagle Fire Protection District, Western Eagle County Metropolitan Recreation District and Eagle County Paramedic Services should note that they may need to got to a different locale than where they have previously voted.
Because of changes in state law mandating that elections be conducted in centralized locations, downvalley voters will go to the Gypsum Recreation Center and the Eagle Pool and Ice Rink to cast ballots in the upcoming special district elections. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Greater Eagle Fire Protection District
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There are eight people running for the three 4-year terms on the Greater Eagle Fire District Board of Directors:
Mikel “Pappy” Kerst
The polling place is the Eagle Pool and Ice Rink.
Western Eagle County Metropolitan Recreation District
There are four candidates fro the two 4-year terms for the WECMRD Board of Directors:
The polling places are the Gypsum Recreation Center, the Eagle Pool and Ice Rink and the Edwards Ambulance Building.
Eagle County Paramedic Services
There are three 4-year terms and two 2-year terms for the Eagle County Paramedic Services Board of Directors.
The candidates for the 4-year terms are:
The sole candidate for the 2-year term is Brian Schofield.
The polling places for the election are the Edwards Ambulance Building and the Gypsum Recreation Center.