The City of Golden holds its general elections in odd numbered years on the first Tuesday of November.

The General Elections are coordinated with Jefferson County Elections and are mail ballot.

2016 Election Information

Election Day 2016 is November 8. This election is mail ballot, conducted by Jefferson County. Ballots are being mailed out to all registered voters in Golden the week of October 17. If you do not receive a ballot, you may go to Jefferson County Elections Department, 3500 Illinois Street, Suite 1100, Golden to register and vote, or if you feel you are registered, find out why you did not receive a ballot. You can also find information at www.GoVoteColorado.com

There are numerous locations for ballot drop off if you don’t want to mail yours. One of those locations is the new 24 Hour Ballot Drop Box located in Golden City Hall, 911 10th Street. You may also drop your ballot in the drop box on Election Day up to 7 p.m. Go to the Jefferson County Election page for Election results or this website after the final count is in on Election night.

And NEW this year, on Election Day only, ALL voting services are available at the Voter Service and Polling Center in City Council Chambers, at City Hall, 911 10th Street, which allow you to:

  • Vote in Person
  • Ballot drop off
  • Request a new or replacement ballot
  • Change voter registration information – also available online at GoVoteColorado.com
  • Register to vote – also available online at GoVoteColorado.com
  • Accessible voting equipment
BallotThe City of Golden will have one question on the November 8, 2016 ballot. It is as follows:

City of Golden Ballot Question 21

Shall the City of Golden, Colorado, be authorized to provide high-speed internet services (advanced services), telecommunications services, and/or cable television services to residents, businesses, schools, libraries, nonprofit entities, and other users of such services, either directly or indirectly with public or private sector partners, as expressly permitted by §§ 29-27-101 to 304, “Competition in Utility and Entertainment Services,” of the Colorado Revised Statutes, without limiting its home rule authority?

            Yes ____                                              No ____

Registration Deadlines

The last day to register to vote or change the address on a voter registration is now determined by the method voters choose to submit their registration.

Receive a mail ballot by registering 8 days (October 31) before Election Day
Anytime in person – including Election Day

City Council Wards and DistrictsAppear in-person at any Voter Service Center or the Jefferson County Elections Division, 3500 Illinois Street, Suite 1100, to register. You can also register on Election Day and receive your ballot. More information can be found at www.jeffco.us/elections

To be eligible to register to vote in this election you must be a US citizen, at least 18 years old on or before Election Day, a resident of Colorado and at your present address for 22 days prior to the election.

If your Jefferson County voter registration is current and you live within the city limits of Golden, further registration is not necessary. If you are not sure if you are registered at your current residence go to www.govotecolorado.com

All registered voters will be mailed a ballot from Jefferson County the week of Oct 17, 2016. Your ballot must be returned to Jefferson County, or placed in a ballot drop off box, no later than 7 p.m. on Election Day, Nov 8. Golden City Hall will have a drop off box or you may drop off your ballot at Jefferson County Elections, 3500 Illinois Street, Suite 1100, Golden.

Special Elections

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.

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 Did You Know?
Golden was originally chosen as the territorial capital of Colorado in 1862.

Additional Resources

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