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General municipal elections for city council are held in odd-numbered years with four council seats up at each election. Council members are elected for four-year terms, except one at-large council member who is elected to a two-year term. The council president (mayor) and president pro-tem (mayor pro tem), who serve as mayor and mayor pro-tem, are elected by the seven member council.

To vote

In a primary election, the voter must declare a party affiliation. This may be done at the time of registration, or an unaffiliated voter may declare a party affiliation at the polls on primary election day. However, the voter MAY NOT CHANGE party affiliation on primary election day.

In a party caucus, a voter is required to be registered with a party for two months prior to the caucus date, which is the second Tuesday in April.

In a general election, held in November of even-numbered years, a voter who did not vote in a general election will be sent a continuation card confirming that he/she did not vote in the last general election and has not changed his/her address. This card is to be completed, signed, and returned to the County Clerk's Office.

Voting qualifications

  • U.S. citizen, 18 years of age;
  • Residency in Colorado and your precinct for 30 days.

Registration

A citizen may register anytime up to 29 days before an election. A person whose 18th birthday falls on or before election day may register during the year in which they will turn 18, before the registration deadline.

Registration sites
Arapahoe County Building, 5334 S. Prince Street, Littleton 303-795-4511
15561 E. Iliff Ave., Aurora  
12600 E. Arapahoe Rd., Bldg. C, #B, Englewood  
Aurora City Hall, 1470 S. Havana St. 303-739-7000
Bow Mar Town Hall, 5396 Lakeshore Drive 303-797-3174
Cherry Hills Village Center, 2450 E. Quincy Ave. 303-789-2541
Columbine Valley, 5391 S. Middlefield Rd. #101 303-795-1434
Deer Trail Town Hall, Deer Trail 303-769-4464
Englewood City Hall, 1000 Englewood Parkway 303-762-2300
Foxfield, 18113 E. Geddes Place 303-680-1544
Glendale City Hall, 950 S. Birch St. 303-759-1513
Greenwood Village City Hall, 6060 S. Quebec St. 303-773-0252
Littleton City Hall, 2255 W. Berry Ave. 303-795-3753
Sheridan City Hall, 4101 S. Federal Blvd. 303-762-2200
Arapahoe County Admin. Branch, 538 N. Hwy. 36, Byers  

Early voting

Early voting is available at specified locations at least 10 days before a primary election and 15 days before a general election. Contact the County Clerk for locations: 303-795-4511.

Absentee ballots

When voting by absentee, a voter's request for an absentee ballot may be filed with the County Clerk as early as January 1 of the election year, but no later than the close of business on the Friday immediately preceding the election. The absentee voter's ballot must be in the hands of the County Clerk no later than 7:00 p.m. on election day.

Emergency absentee ballots

Should a registered voter be confined by illness after 4:30 p.m. on the Friday before election, an emergency absentee ballot may be requested from the office of the County Clerk before 5:00 p.m. on the Day of the election and returned to later than 7:00 p.m. on the day of the election.

Election Information

Arapahoe County Clerk and Recorder
5334 S. Prince Street, Littleton, CO 80166
303-795-4511
League of Women Voters of Arapahoe County
5776 S. Crocker St., Littleton, CO 80120
303-730-2356
Arapahoe County Democratic Party Headquarters
15445 E. Iliff Ave., Unit C, Aurora, CO 80013
303-338-1202
Arapahoe County Republican Party Headquarters
2993 S. Peoria, G-5, Aurora, CO 80014
303-368-9019
State Democratic Party Headquarters
770 Grant St., Suite 200, Denver, CO 80203
303-830-8989
State Republican Party Headquarters
1776 S. Jackson St., Suite 210, Denver, CO 80210-3802
303-758-3333

Links to other voter information

Last updated: 12/9/2014 6:54:50 AM