Special District Elections

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DEO 101 Classes/Webinars

DEO 101 Questionnaire #2

Class Number Date & Time Class Name
Class 1 January 14th, 10:00am (Tuesday) & January 16th, 2:00pm (Thursday)

Basics (presentation slides) (video)


Class 2

January 21st, 10:00am (Tuesday) & January 23rd, 2:00pm (Thursday)  DOLA resources, e-filing, forms, Campaigning (presentation slides) (video)
Class 3 January 28th, 10:00am (Tuesday) & January 30th, 2PM  (Thursday) Legislative Update from SDA, Polling place elections (presentation slides) (video)
Class 4 February 18th, 10:00am (Tuesday) & February 20th, 2:00pm (Thursday)

Candidates, Ballot Prep, Canceled elections, the next three weeks (presentation slides) (video)

Class 5 February 25th, 10:00am (Tuesday) & February 27th, 2:00pm (Thursday)  TABOR, UOCAVA, & Mail Ballot Elections, with Micki Mills of Collins, Cockrel, & Cole (presentation slides) (video)
Class 6 March 10th, 10:00am (Tuesday) & March 12th , 2:00pm (Thursday)

My district is having an election! Now what? (presentation slides) (video)


Additional Information

When can a special district hold an election?
Election Type/Time February May October November December
Ballot Questions(no $:TABOR) M/P M/P M/P C or P* M/P
Ballot Issues($:TABOR) -
M only (+Directors)
Even Years only
- C or M -
Regular Election -
Even Years Only
M/P - -
M = Mail Ballot Election, P = Polling Place Election, C = Coordinated Election (with County)

*Special District formation elections are set by court order. An organizational election may be conducted as a polling place in any November if there are Ballot Issues (TABOR) being asked.

Signed Acts
Year Act
2019 2019 Act: Metro Fire Sales Tax, HB19-1047
2019 Act: Online Notice of a Local Govt Entity, 2019a-1087
2019 Act: Parolee Voting Rights, 2019a-1266
2019 Act: Automatic Voter Registration, 2019a-235

2018 Act: Special District Odd Year Elections, HB18-1039
2018 Act: Recall Director, HB18-1268
2018 Act: Fair Campaign Practices Act technical modifications, HB18-1047
2018 Act: New Oath Requirements, HB-1138
2018 Act: (Vetoed) Non-resident SD electors, HB-1181
2018 Act: Vote Trading Ban, SB-18076
2018 Act: Uniform Election Code technical modifications, SB18-233
2018 Act: Oaths part 2, SB18-242

2013 2013 Act: Election Law - HB13-1303











Other Election Links



Joseph McConnell
303-864-7739: Desk

Division of Local Government
1313 Sherman Street, Room 521
Denver, Colorado 80203