Special District Elections

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

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)

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

 

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