2019 Special Election

Lakewood held a Special Election on July 2, 2019


See Election Results

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 was 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.

NOTE: With limited time remaining before ballots must be received, consider dropping off your ballot at one of the following locations, rather than mailing. Ballots must be received by 7 p.m. on July 2, 2019.

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, 2019. 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 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
 Oppose Question 200
Alan Philp
Web address: 
Not provided

Committee Name: Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Purpose: Opposition to 200
Name: Mike Ferrusino
Phone: 303-534-7783
Email: mike@hispanicchamberdenver.org
Web address: Not provided

Committee Name: Lakewood Consequences
To educate on the unintended consequences of growth caps and oppose Question 200.
Gwen Benevento
Web address: 
Not provided

Committee Name: Lakewood for Labor and Jobs Issue Committee
To Oppose Ballot Question 200
John S. Zakhem
Web address: Not provided

Committee Name: Lakewood United - Vote No on 200
To oppose Question 200
Cassandra Tanner
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

Questions on the ballot issue:
Submit a request online