Special District Elections

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Self-Nomination Deadline: February 24, 2023

Regular election date: May 2, 2023
 

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

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2022 DEO 101 webinars: date, time, and links

Webinar Date Description and Link Post-Meeting Resources
DEO 101 #1 Thursday, January 20 1:00PM Elections Basics: Includes Call for Nominations changes & 2022's weird terms!

Recording available here, see 2022 DEO Training #1

Slides available here (pdf download)

DEO 101 #2 Thursday, February 3 1:00PM DOLA & SDA Resources

Recording available here, see 2022 DEO Training #2

Slides available here (pdf download)

DEO 101 #3 Thursday, February 24 1:00PM Candidates, Cancellations, Oaths, & Basic Pre-Election Prep 

Recording available here, see 2022 DEO Training #3

Slides available here (pdf download)

DOE 101 #4 Thursday, March 3 1:00PM Polling Place elections, Mail ballot elections, UOCAVA, TABOR, & Election Day

Recording available here, see 2022 DEO Training #4

Slides available here (pdf download)

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SDA Election Judge Training Info

 

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)
Odd Years only
- C or M -
Regular Election -
M/P
Odd 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

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

2017
2016
2014
2013 2013 Act: Election Law - HB13-1303

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other Election Links

 

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Contact


Joseph McConnell
303-864-7739: Desk
303-864-7720: Main
joe.mcconnell@state.co.us

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