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The Archuleta School District Board of Education has two openings this year, with both seats being contested before voters.
Incumbent Tim Taylor will face challenger Brooks Lindner to represent District 1, while newcomers Bruce Dryburgh and Dwight Hooton are both seeking the seat being vacated by board chair Linda Lattin, whose term in District 5 expires this year.
According to Archuleta County Clerk and Recorder June Madrid, the election is scheduled for Nov. 5. However, all elections are now mail ballot elections, so all active voters will receive a ballot in the mail shortly after Oct. 15.
For those who have not registered to vote, do not receive their ballot, or accidently ruin their ballot, the law allows for early voting, which will begin eight days prior to the election, on Oct. 28. Early ballots may be cast from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the election’s office at the courthouse, which will be the only voter service polling center. All ballots, whether mailed in or completed in person, must be in by 7 p.m. on Election Day; post marks do not count.
To ensure readers are well informed and prepared for the election, SUN staff posed the same series of questions to all four candidates. Last week, The SUN printed the responses from Taylor and Lindner. This week features responses from Dryburgh and Hooton. The series ends next week with an examination of the third education-related issue on the ballot: Amendment 66, which will change the way schools are financed in Colorado.