Memorial Health System election date draws near

After years of meetings, negotiations and uncertainty, the date for the voters to decide the future of Memorial Health System is arriving.

On August 28, Colorado Springs will hold a special municipal election to vote on the request for authorization to lease Memorial Health System to University of Colorado Health.

The deadline to register to vote in the mail-in ballot election is July 30, and voted ballots must be at the city clerk’s office or a designated drop-off site by 7 p.m. Aug. 28.

Election information, drop-off sites and voter registration forms are available at www.springsgov.com/election or at the city clerk’s office at 30 S. Nevada Ave., suite 101.

 

Ballots will be mailed Aug. 6 and cannot be forwarded or held by the post office. Any undeliverable ballots will be sent to the city clerk’s office. Any active, registered voter who won’t be in the city for any reason can receive an absentee ballot.

 

People displaced by the Waldo Canyon fire can pick up their mail at the Rockrimmon Post Office, 5001 Centennial Blvd. If a resident filed a change of address with the post office, however, those ballots won’t be forwarded to that address – instead, they’ll be returned to the city clerk’s office.

 

Instead, people who were displaced by the fire can update their mailing address with the city clerk by July 30, submit an application for an absentee ballot or visit the city clerk’s office to receive a ballot.