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Voters in the Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center  (HRRMC) hospital district are being reminded of upcoming deadlines to apply for and complete an absentee ballot for the Board of Directors election scheduled for May 3.

Allison Gergley, Director of Marketing and Public Relations, said voters who don’t wish to wait until election day can fill out an application for an absentee ballot on the HRRMC website or in person from Designated Election Official Juanita Ward.

Applications and ballots are available now through Tuesday, April 26 from the administration offices on the second floor of the main hospital campus at 1000 Rush Drive in Salida between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Ballots can continue to be dropped off after Tuesday, April 26 through election day (Tuesday, May 3).  Ballots can also be mailed, Gergley said.

All ballots will need to be received by 7:00 p.m. on election day, May 3. Ballots can be mailed to HRRMC’s address below, but if citizens are concerned about their ballots being received on time, they can also drop them off in person at the hospital directly. Staff at the front entrance will direct them to Juanita Ward’s area, where the ballot box is located.

Mail address:


Attn: Juanita Ward, DEO

P.O. Box 429

Salida, CO 81201-0429

There will also be an informative candidate forum, hosted by the League of Women Voters of Chaffee County to introduce the Salida Hospital District board of director candidates via Zoom on Monday, April 18 at 6:30 p.m. Zoom details on the event are below, and any member of the public and media is encouraged to attend.

Candidates for three open three-year terms on the board include: Bill Alderton, Rick Carroll, Dean Edwards, and Dr. Lydia Segal.

Gergley said candidate Adam Martinez has withdrawn from the election. Any votes cast for the withdrawn candidate are invalid and will not be counted.

One candidate is unopposed for the remaining one-year term; Susan Dunn.

HRRMC Board election ballot.

League of Women Voters April 18 Forum information:

To join the Zoom session: 

Meeting ID: 846 1027 6734

Passcode: 948940

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Featured image: Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center. Dan Smith photo.