The City of Golden holds its general elections in odd numbered years on the first Tuesday of November. Councilors for the 4 wards will be elected at the 2013 election. See the candidates running for election here. The Mayor and 2 district councilors were elected at the November 1, 2011 election.
The General Elections are coordinated with Jefferson County Elections and are mail ballot.
Special elections may be called by ordinance of the City Council and may be held at any time. Special elections are often held in conjunction with the Jefferson County Election, held in November of even-numbered years, or the Jefferson County Coordinated Election, held in November of odd-numbered years. Special elections are usually limited to consideration of ballot issues. Or can be on a different date and administered entirely by the Golden City Clerk.
All municipal elections are non partisan.