Special District Elections

Self-Nomination Deadline: February 25, 2022

Regular election date: May 3, 2022

After Election: Oaths & Filing Information (presentation slides) (video)

Link to Special District Forms Page


Election Manual

2022 Election Manual - Bookmarked

2022 Frequently Asked Questions

2022 Legislative Update

Elections Quick Reference Glossary

Election Official's Mailing Resources


Election Calendar

2022 Regular May Election Calendar


SOS Voter Database


DEO request form

2022 DEO 101 webinars: date, time, and links


Note that each date uses a different Zoom link.

Webinar Date Description and Link
DEO 101 #1 Thursday, January 20 1:00PM Elections Basics: Includes Call for Nominations changes & 2022's weird terms!
DEO 101 #2 Thursday, February 3 1:00PM DOLA & SDA Resources
DEO 101 #3 Thursday, February 24 1:00PM Candidates, Cancellations, Oaths, & Basic Pre-election Prep 
DOE 101 #4 Thursday, March 3 1:00PM Polling Place elections, Mail ballot elections, UOCAVA, TABOR, & Election Day

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