November 24, 2014

Douglas County School Board Election Information 2013

douglas county school board electionA very important and hotly contested school board race is happening NOW in our county. Ballots have been mailed and you should have them this week. 

2013 Douglas County Election Results

These locations are ONLY for Ballot by Mail Drop-off.  Douglas County offers several drop-off locations for the 2013 Election.  These sites are not Voter Service and Polling Centers.

Douglas County School Board Election Information

Beginning October 15
Monday – Friday
Regular business hours for the respective location

Saturday, November  2
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Monday, November  4
Regular business hours for the respective location

Election Day, Tuesday, November  5
7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

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The return postage required for a ballot differs by size of the ballot.  For the 2013 Coordinated Election, required postage is one first-class stamp. 

If you have not received a Ballot by Mail by October 21 or need assistance with voting call 303-660-7444

Ballot by Mail Drop-off Locations

Castle Rock Motor Vehicle Office 301 Wilcox Street Castle Rock
Town of Castle Rock 100 N. Wilcox Street Castle Rock
City of Castle Pines 7501 Village Square Drive, Suite 100 Castle Pines
Town of Parker 20120 E. Mainstreet Parker
City of Lone Tree 9220 Kimmer Drive, Suite 100 Lone Tree
Highlands Ranch Motor Vehicle Office 2223 Wildcat Reserve Parkway #G-1 Highlands Ranch

24-Hour Ballot by Mail Drop-off Locations

These locations are available 24-hours a day from October 15 – November 5.  Ballots must be placed in the ballot box by the close of polls at 7:00 p.m. on Election Day, November 5.

Douglas County Elections 125 Stephanie Place Castle Rock
Douglas County Sheriff Highlands Ranch Substation 9250 Zotos Drive Highlands Ranch
Park Meadows Center 9350 Heritage Hills Circle Lone Tree

It’s impossible to find an unbiased source of information about this election so we are quoting a post from a former Douglas County Teacher who now works for the Littleton Public School District.

I’m not going to tell you how to vote – that would be silly, I don’t know you or what you believe. (If you ask I’ll happily discuss who I’m voting for and why and see what you think.) But I am going to ask you to do two things to become a more informed Douglas County voter. First, learn a bit about the candidates. Visit their websites, attend a Candidate Forum and, if possible, talk to people who both agree and disagree with them to hear their reasoning to try to get a better idea of what the candidates believe, what they will do, and what effect that will have on our students.

Second, and this is crucial, talk to some Douglas County educators. Talk to teachers and educational assistants, the people we trust our children with each and every day, and see what they think. How do they think it’s going, what do they think would be best for our students, and why? If possible, also try to talk to one of the more than one thousand teachers that have left the district in the last few years. Many of those folks left for reasons completely unrelated to the district, but some of them left because of what’s going on in the district. Ask them why they left, compare that to what you hear from folks who stayed, and then judge for yourself.

This election shouldn’t be about the adults’ agendas, it should be about the students’ learning. Become an informed voter so that you can make the best decision possible for our students. They deserve at least that much from you.