Information for Voters

Note: This page will be continuously updated with additional information as we get closer to the election.

Nov 7, 2023 Election Results

The next election is the January 30, 2024 Special Election

As a result of the November 7, 2023 election, there is a current vacancy in Ward 5. On January 30, 2024, Ward 5 voters will elect a candidate from Ward 5.

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

Who is running for office?

JANUARY 30, 2024

Paula Nystrom

Jenny O'Neill

Important dates to remember

Tuesday, November 28, 2023: First day to circulate candidate petitions

Friday, December 1, 2023: Contribution and Expenditures Report Due. (Reporting Period: Any Contributions and Expenditures through 11/28/2023. Sixtieth day before the election).

Friday, December 15, 2023: Last day to circulate candidate petitions. Due to City Clerk by 5 p.m.

Monday, December 18, 2023: Candidate Information Meeting/Drawing Ballot Names.
Time: 5 p.m.
Location: Lakewood City Hall, 2nd Floor Cabinet Room, 480 S. Allison Parkway

Tuesday, January 2, 2024: Contribution and Expenditures Report Due. (Reporting Period: 11/29/2023 through 12/30/2023. Thirtieth day before the election). 

Which ward do I live in?

Zoom in to our interactive ward map to determine which ward you live in, which affects what candidates you can vote for.

Ballot drop-box locations for Lakewood Special Election

Voter Service & Polling Centers

We'll post a detailed list of 2023 locations as they become available. 

  • Register to vote or update registration through Election Day
  • Vote in person
  • Drop off your mail ballot
  • Get a replacement ballot
  • Vote on ADA-accessible equipment

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. The City Clerk is the elections official for all regular and special elections held by 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.