Election season in Colorado Springs, CO is an exciting time for residents. Every two years, the El Paso County Clerk and Recorder holds local elections to determine the city's leadership. The Colorado Springs City Council puts a question on the ballot for voters to decide whether or not to allow entry to the City. The elected officials are responsible for a variety of tasks, such as appointing the municipal auditor and council administrator, approving the city's budget, setting tax rates, acting as the Colorado Springs Utilities board of directors, establishing policies, and passing ordinances and resolutions to govern the city.
Local elections in Colorado Springs are held in November of even-numbered years. This means that the next election will take place in November 2022. The election process begins with a primary election in June of that same year. During this election, voters will decide which candidates will appear on the ballot for the general election in November.
Registering to VoteIn order to participate in local elections, voters must be registered at least 22 days before the primary election.
To register, you must be a U. S. citizen, at least 18 years old by Election Day, and a resident of Colorado Springs for at least 22 days prior to Election Day. You can register online or by mail using a voter registration form.
Voting on Ballot InitiativesIn addition to voting for candidates, voters may also be asked to vote on ballot initiatives or referendums.
These are proposed laws or constitutional amendments that are put on the ballot for voters to decide whether or not they should be passed into law.