Elections

The City of Golden holds its general elections in odd numbered years on the first Tuesday of November. For past and present election results information, please visit the Jefferson County Election Results page.

The General Elections are coordinated with Jefferson County Elections and are mail ballot. Jefferson County will mail out the ballots in accordance with the schedule set by the state.

The deadline to register to vote through the mail, a voter registration agency, local driver’s license examination facility or online is Monday, October 28, 2019.

You can register in person at the Jefferson County Election Department or the Golden City Clerk’s office. Scroll down the page for more information on voting and voter registration.

Wards and Districts Map

How to Run for Mayor or Councilor

On November 5, 2019, Golden voters will elect a new Mayor and Councilors for Districts One and Two.

To run for office, you must be a registered voter in the City of Golden; a citizen of the United States for at least five years; and reside in the City for at least one year immediately preceding the election (Golden City Charter, Section 3.4 pdf download) Candidates must be a resident and elector (registered voter) of the City to run for the office of Mayor and a resident of the designated district to run for those seats, when nominated and elected.

Nomination petitions may be taken out and circulated beginning Tuesday, Aug. 6. Petitions must be picked up from the City Clerk’s office, 911 10th St. Nomination petitions are due to the City Clerk by 5 p.m. on Monday, August 26.

Candidates must obtain signatures from 25 registered electors in the District for which the candidate is running. You must also file a Candidate Affidavit per Golden Municipal Code Chapter 1.05 Campaign Finance within 10 days of announcing your intent to become a candidate or getting your first signature on your nomination petition.

Contact the City Clerk for more information, 303-384-8014 or mmendoza@cityofgolden.net.

How and when to vote

You can register at the Jefferson County Election Department or the Golden City Clerk’s office.

You may also register by appearing in person at the Jefferson County Clerk and Recorder’s office at any time during which registration is permitted at the office, including on Election Day. Jefferson County’s website has registration forms and more information. You may also register online at the State of Colorado Online registration site.

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.

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

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, or can be on a different date and administered entirely by the Golden City Clerk. Special elections are usually limited to consideration of ballot issues.

All municipal elections are nonpartisan.

COG Mesa

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

Additional Resources

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