Elections

The City Clerk is the elections official for all regular and special elections in the City of Golden.

Regular municipal elections for the City of Golden are held on the first Tuesday in November in odd numbered years. Special elections may be called by ordinance of the City Council and may be held any time. Special elections are often coordinated with Jefferson County Elections but may be administered entirely by the Golden City Clerk, and are usually limited to consideration of ballot issues.

All municipal elections for elected officials are nonpartisan.

Wards and Districts Map

Who is on the City Council?

The Golden City Council includes seven members:

  • A mayor elected at-large.
  • Four council members are elected from wards.
  • Two council members are elected from districts (each district is comprised of two wards – district one includes wards one and two and district two includes wards three and four).

The mayoral election is held every four years. The mayor and council members are elected to four-year terms and may serve two consecutive terms.

Voter Registration

Golden residents are encouraged to vote in every election. Here are the various ways to register to vote:

  • Online at govotecolorado.com
  • By Mail – Colorado Voter Registration Form
  • At a local Department of Motor Vehicle facility
  • ANYTIME in person including Election Day at the Jefferson County Clerk and Recorder’s office located at 3500 Illinois Street, Suite 1100 in Golden.

To be eligible to register to vote 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 an election.

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

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

For more information visit Jefferson County Elections.

COG Mesa

 Golden was named after Thomas L. Golden,
a gold prospector who arrived in Jefferson County in 1858.

Additional Resources

City of Golden, Colorado
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