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Municipal Candidate Forms

Municipal candidate forms are now filed online through the online Campaign Finance Filing system.
Candidate and Campaign Contact Sheet: Denver Elections contacts candidates using information provided on this form and also shares campaign links with the public on our website.

Municipal Candidate Acceptance Forms: Fill in the Mayor, Council, Auditor or Clerk and Recorder acceptance form, as appropriate. This form must accompany completed petitions when turned in for validation. (Note: These forms are not currently available.)  

Issue Committee and PAC Forms

Candidate and Campaign Contact Sheet: Denver Elections contacts candidates using information provided on this form and also shares campaign links with the public on our website.

Campaign Finance Reporting

Campaign finance reporting in Denver is governed by Article 3, Section 15 of the Denver Revised Municipal Code.
All forms must be submitted via the online Campaign Finance Filing system.

 

Municipal & School Board Candidate Tracking

 



Initiative Tracking

Currently Tracked Initiatives

Pending Ballot Initiatives

5280 Not 1984 - Approved Language/Sample Packet submitted November 5, 2019

Let Denver Vote 5280 - Approved Language/Sample Packet submitted April 20, 2020
 
Parks and Open Space Preservation - Approved Language/Sample Packet(PDF, 1MB) submitted December 21, 2020

 

Voter Data

Daily lists of voters who have returned their ballots to the Elections Division are available here during voting periods. There is no charge for these lists. You must log in below to access them. A cumulative file is posted each day during a voting period. These files show voters who have returned a mail ballot, voters who neglected to sign their ballot envelope, and voters whose ballots were returned to the Elections Division as undeliverable.

*Please note: Voters with undeliverable ballots have been moved to "Inactive Undeliverable Ballot" status in the statewide voter registration database so those voters no longer appear in the dataset.

Sign up to register for the voter list.

Poll Watchers

Poll Watcher Information

There are three categories of observers who are permitted in Voter Service and Polling Centers or Ballot Processing areas:

  • “Official Observers” -- credentialed by Colorado Secretary of State or by the federal government.
  • “Media Observers” -- credentialed members of news media.
  • “Poll Watchers” -- credentialed by County Clerk and Recorder. This page tells you how to get your poll watchers credentialed.

Poll Watcher Appointments

Who May Appoint Poll Watchers?

The following lists who is entitled to appoint poll watchers.

General Election or Congressional Vacancy Election
  • a political party chairperson on behalf of the party
  • an unaffiliated candidate
  • a write-in candidate
  • a registered issue committee for or against a ballot issue
Coordinated Election (Denver school board or special district)
  • a candidate
  • a registered issue committee for or against a ballot issue
Primary Election
  • a political party chairperson on behalf of the party
  • a party candidate on the ballot
Recall Election
  • the official subject to recall
  • a successor candidate on the recall ballot
Municipal Election
  • a candidate
  • registered issues committees for or against a ballot issue
Recounts
  • the candidate involved in the recount
  • a registered issue committee for or against a ballot issue
  • a political party chairperson on behalf of a party involved in the recount

 

At the Voter Service and Polling Center or Ballot Processing Center

 

Upon visiting a Voter Service and Polling Center or Ballot Processing Center, poll watchers must present a completed and signed Appointment Certificate to the supervisor. When the certificate is presented, the supervisor will administer the poll watcher oath. Then both the supervisor and poll watcher must sign the oath on the certificate.

How to Appoint Poll Watchers

Appointing authorities may fill out the Poll Watcher Appointment List spreadsheet, listing those people they wish to give poll watcher status to and the Voter Service and Polling Center or Ballot Processing area where they will be assigned.

Close family members (by blood or marriage) are prohibited from being poll watchers for a candidate in the precincts where they are on the ballot. Consult the Table of Consanguinity below. The yellow boxes denote prohibited family members.

Submit these lists as early as possible. Processing of poll watcher certificates starts about two weeks prior to an election. Do not wait until the last minute to submit your list.

All names on your appointment list will be checked for voter registration status. Then Appointment Certificates will be created and emailed to you.

The Form

To appoint poll watchers, use the Excel spreadsheet to list your appointees.  Email the completed spreadsheet to electionscomm@denvergov.org.

The Rules

Carefully read the state statute and Colorado Secretary of State Rules regarding poll watchers.

Requirements

  • If appointed by a party, poll watchers must be affiliated with that party or unaffiliated.
  • If selected by an unaffiliated candidate, poll watchers must be unaffiliated.
  • Ballot opponents and proponents must be registered as such with the Colorado Secretary of State if a state ballot issue, or with the Denver Clerk and Recorder if a Denver issue.
  • Watchers need not be registered to vote in the county where they are watching, but must be registered to vote within Colorado.
  • Candidates and family members may not be poll watchers in the precincts where the candidate is running for office (see Table of Consanguinity information, at left).