A municipal general election is held every four years for all elected offices of the City and County of Denver. The last one was held in May 2011, and the next will be held on May 5, 2015.
The elected offices are:
- Clerk and Recorder
- City Council (11 district; 2 at-large)
A runoff election is held one month later, in early June, for races where no one candidate received a majority of the votes cast for that race.
The administering of Colorado elections is based on state law and local ordinance. For an effective campaign, familiarize yourself with state statutes and local ordinances pertaining to elections and campaigns. The Elections Division does not provide an exhaustive listing of applicable law. It is the responsibility of the candidate to determine which laws are relevant for the particular situation.
Denver Elective Offices
Read carefully through the Denver Municipal Code, Chapter 15, for provisions concerning the conduct of elections and campaign finance. Read the City Charter, Subtitle B, for provisions on the elective offices in the City and County of Denver (mayor, council, auditor, and clerk and recorder).
The Clerk and Recorder communications staff provides customer service to candidates, campaigns and political parties. The Office of the Clerk and Recorder cannot provide legal or financial advice so it is strongly suggested that campaigns retain their own counsel and treasurer to field legal or financial questions.