Elections

The City of Lakewood will be holding a Special Election on July 2, 2019

Use this LINK for more information

Regular Municipal Election Day
November 5, 2019

2019 Candidates(PDF, 415KB)

The City Clerk is the elections official for all regular and special elections in the city of Lakewood. Regular municipal elections for the city of Lakewood are held on the first Tuesday in November in odd-numbered years. Special elections may be called by City Council. All municipal elections for elected officials are nonpartisan.

The Lakewood City Council includes a mayor elected at-large and 10 council members, two from each of the city's five wards. Lakewood has staggered terms; one council seat from each ward is filled during each regular municipal election. 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. Terms begin at the first City Council meeting following the election.

There is an outside ballot box for you to drop-off your ballot located at the Lakewood Civic Center, 480 S. Allison Parkway on the west side of the building(JPG, 240KB).

 

Lakewood will be holding a Special Election on July 2, 2019

 

Ballot Question 200:
Shall the City of Lakewood limit residential growth to no more than one (1) percent per year by implementing a permit allocation system for new dwelling units, and by requiring City Council approval of allocations for projects of forty (40) or more units?

Review the entire citizen-initiated ordinance(PDF, 373KB).
Watch the issue forum on Ballot Question 200 using this link or with the video below:

This will be a mail ballot election

Regular mail ballot packets were mailed to all registered voters the week of June 10, 2019. Mail your return ballot with required postage in time to be received by 7 p.m. on election day or drop it off at the below locations. Don’t forget to double check your ballot’s required postage amount which can be determined by visiting a local post office.

 

24-Hour Drop-off Box
480 S. Allison Parkway, Lakewood, CO
(located on the west side of the building(JPG, 240KB) ) 

Indoor Ballot Box
480 S. Allison Parkway, Lakewood, CO

  • 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday - Friday
  • 7 a.m. - 7 p.m., July 2, Election Day

Ballot Drop-off Box
Lakewood Motor Vehicle Office
2099 Wadsworth Blvd. #K, Lakewood, CO
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday

 

2019 Special Election Calendar(PDF, 136KB)

All ballots must be received by 7 p.m. on July 2. You can register to vote at www.GoVoteColorado.com. If you are going to be out of town during the 2019 Special Election and need an absentee ballot, please complete the Absentee Ballot Application(PDF, 191KB) and return it to the address listed on the application. The temporary address listed on the application is for the 2019 Special Election only. Replacement ballots can be picked up at the City Clerk’s Office, 480 S. Allison Parkway. Please bring an identification card and proof of address.

 

Watchers
Watchers for the Lakewood’s July 2, 2019, Special Election may only be appointed by the Issue Committees’ representatives. All Watchers will be required to have in their possession the Watchers Oath and proof from the Secretary of State’s office that they completed the Watchers online training when they go to Jefferson County.

Issue Committees
Submitted Committee Reports
Information provided on registration forms to the city listed in alphabetical order:

Committee Name: Citizens for a Sound Government Issue Committee
Purpose:
 Oppose Question 200
Name: 
Alan Philp
Phone:
 
303-332-6539
Email:
  
aphilp@patriotpathways.com
Web address: 
Not provided

Committee Name: Lakewood Consequences
Purpose: 
To educate on the unintended consequences of growth caps and oppose Question 200.
Name: 
Gwen Benevento
Phone: 
303-218-7150
Email: 
gbenevento@mavenlawgroup.com
Web address: 
Not provided

Committee Name: Lakewood for Labor and Jobs Issue Committee
Purpose: 
To Oppose Ballot Question 200
Name: 
John S. Zakhem
Phone: 
303-390-0351
Email: 
jszakhem@jacksonkelly.com
Web address: Not provided

Committee Name: Lakewood United - Vote No on 200
Purpose: 
To oppose Question 200
Name: 
Cassandra Tanner
Phone: 
720-345-8942
Email: 
casstanner750@gmail.com
Web address: 
Not provided

Committee Name:  Our Lakewood 2019
Purpose: To oppose the City of Lakewood's Ballot Question 200
Name: Patricia Merkel
Phone: 720-626-3742
Email: ourlakewoodco@gmail.com
Web address: www.ourlakewood.com

Committee Name: Save Lakewood From Overdevelopment - Vote YES on 200
Purpose: Educate voters on advantages of voting yes on Question 200 - Limiting Housing Growth
Name: David Wiechman
Phone: 303-588-0866
Email: wiechman@ecentral.com
Web address: www.savelakewood.org

Committee Name: Strategic Growth for Lakewood
Purpose: Committee to limit growth and density in the city of Lakewood
Name: Catherine Kentner
Phone: 303-349-2434
Email: cathykentner@gmail.com
Web address: lakewoodstrategicgrowth.org


Contact Information:

Designated Election Official
City Clerk Margy Greer
303-987-7000

Questions on the ballot issue:
Submit a request online
303-987-7050

 

 

Lakewood residents are encouraged to vote in every election. Residents who have registered may vote for the mayor and council candidate in the ward in which the voter lives.

Voter Registration Requirements

  • 18 years of age
  • Citizen of the United States
  • Resident of the state of Colorado for at least 22 days
  • Complete a voter registration application

Register to Vote

2019 Candidates(PDF, 415KB)

2019 Election Calendar(PDF, 141KB)

Municipal elections in Colorado are "nonpartisan," meaning candidates do not run for election on a designated party ticket.

HOW DO I BECOME A CANDIDATE?

  • Be 21 years old.
  • Be a citizen of the United States.
  • Be a registered voter in the City of Lakewood.
  • Be a resident of Lakewood for at least 12 consecutive months preceding the date of the election and a resident of the ward you wish to represent. Any person elected to office must continue to live within the ward from which he or she was elected throughout the term of office.

 

Things to do:

Read and understand the Lakewood Municipal Code, Chapter 2.54, titled Campaign and Political Finance in Municipal Elections(PDF, 3MB).

Candidate Affidavit

  • Must be submitted within 10 days after an individual becomes a candidate and before circulating any petitions.
  • A person is a candidate for election if the person has publicly announced an intention to seek election to public office, or has received a contribution or made an expenditure in support of the candidacy.

 

Committee Registration Form

  • All candidate committees shall register with the City Clerk within 10 days after accepting any contribution or making any expenditure.

Contribution & Expenditures Report

  • All committees must report all contributions received and all expenditures made as defined in Lakewood Municipal Code, Chapter 2.54, titled Campaign and Political Finance in Municipal Elections and as further defined in the Campaign Finance Rules & Regulations.

 

Candidates must comply with the city of Lakewood guidelines relating to the distribution of campaign literature(PDF, 328KB) and the election signs regulations(PDF, 79KB).

If you have any questions, please call the City Clerk's Office at 303-987-7080.

All election documents submitted to the city of Lakewood are subject to the Colorado Open Records Act and may be open to public inspection, except as provided in the act itself (C.R.S. 24-72-201 to 24-72-309).

Campaign Forms and Submitted Reports

Candidates and organizations seeking to participate in an election in the city of Lakewood must be registered with the City Clerk's Office and must file campaign finance forms and reports by required deadlines.

Access the latest submitted campaign reports, candidate affidavits, and committee registrations.

Candidate Reports               Committee Reports

Candidate Affidavit

Any person that has publicly announced an intention to seek election to public office, OR has received a contribution, OR has made an expenditure in support of the candidacy, is a candidate.

Once you become a candidate for public office, you must file a candidate affidavit.
Candidate Affidavit Form(PDF, 127KB)
Within 10 days after an individual becomes a candidate and before circulating any petition, such individual shall certify, by affidavit filed with the City Clerk, that the candidate is familiar with the provisions of Chapter 2.54 of the Lakewood Municipal Code.

Committee Registration

A candidate committee is a person, including the candidate, or persons with the common purpose of receiving contributions or making expenditures under the authority of a candidate. A contribution to a candidate shall be deemed a contribution to the candidate’s candidate committee. A candidate shall have only one candidate committee. A candidate committee shall be considered open and active until affirmatively closed by the candidate or by action of the City Clerk. All candidate committees shall register with the City Clerk within ten days after accepting any contribution or making any expenditure.
Committee Registration Form(PDF, 100KB)
This form can be used for 527 Political Committees, Candidate Committees, Independent Expenditure Committees, Issue Committees, Political Committees and a Small Donor Committee, as defined in Lakewood Municipal Code Title 2, Chapter 2.54, titled Campaign and Political Finance in Municipal Elections.

Gifts and Honoraria

Open disclosure law in Colorado imposes reporting requirements on every incumbent in or candidate elected to public office who receives particular gifts, honoraria, and other benefits, as defined in CRS § 24-6-203 (2), on or before Jan. 15, April 15, July 15, and Oct. 15 of each year, a report covering the period since the last report.
Gifts and Honoraria Form(PDF, 483KB)

Contributions and Expenditures

All committees must report all contributions received and all expenditures made as defined in Lakewood Municipal Code Title 2, Chapter 2.54, titled Campaign and Political Finance in Municipal Elections.

The City Clerk shall impose a penalty for each day a report is filed late per Chapter 2.54.050 (C) Campaign and Political Finance in Municipal Elections of the Lakewood Municipal Code and Rule #13 of the City Clerk Rules and Regulations.
Contributions and Expenditures Form(XLSX, 231KB)

Limited Liability Company Contribution (LLC)

The in Lakewood Municipal Code Title 2, Chapter 2.54.030, Section G, titled Limited Liability Companies, governs the types of contributions that can be accepted from Limited Liability Companies and how such donations are required to be reported.
LLC Form(PDF, 92KB)

Complaint

Any person who believes that a violation of this Chapter has occurred may file a written complaint with the City Clerk no later than one hundred twenty (120) days after the date of filing of the report containing the alleged violation.  To file the complaint, please download and complete our form and email to the City Clerk's Office.
Campaign Finance Complaint Form(PDF, 97KB)

2019

Clifford vs deGruy
See the complaint form and documents(PDF, 625KB)
Administrative Public Hearing
9:30 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 28
City Council Chambers
480 S. Allison Parkway
Lakewood, CO 80226
Clifford vs deGruy - Hearing Officer's Order on the 1st complaint(PDF, 100KB)
2nd complaint was dismissed by the City Clerk

 

Clifford vs Furman
See the complaint form and documents(PDF, 518KB)
Administrative Public Hearing
10:30 a.m., Thursday Feb. 28
City Council Chambers
480 S. Allison Parkway
Lakewood, CO 80226
Clifford vs Furman - Hearing Officer's Order(PDF, 103KB)