Boulder voters will consider the following ballot measures on the Nov. 6, 2018, election:
- Issue 2C: Oil and Gas Pollution Tax
- Issue 2D: Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Tax Revenues
- Question 2E: Initiative, Referendum and Recall Process
- Question 2F: Initiative Petition Signature Verification
- Question 2G: Electronic and Online Petitions
- Question 2H: Advisory Commissions
- Question 2I: Planning Department Budget Recommendations
Submitting Pro/Con Statements for Ballot IssuesAny registered elector residing in the city of Boulder may submit pro or con statements regarding any tax or bond related ballot issue. The information received will then be summarized and included in the TABOR Notice that is sent to voters prior to the November 6 election. Two items fall into that category this year:
- Ballot Issue 2C: Oil and Gas Pollution Tax
- Ballot Issue 2D: Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Tax Revenues
The deadline for submitting Pro/Con statements to the city clerk is Friday, Sept. 21 at noon. There will be no extensions.
The following requirements apply:
- Statements should not mention names of persons or private groups.
- Statements may not include any endorsements of or resolutions against any ballot issue.
- In order to be accepted, each statement MUST be signed by a registered voter who resides within the city limits of the city of Boulder.
Each statement is limited to a maximum of 500 words and it is recommended that bullet points be used. Please be aware that your submission is unlikely to be reprinted in its entirety. It is the responsibility of the city clerk to summarize comments received so that each issue has no more than 500 words in the pro statement and no more than 500 words in the con statement.
Submit your pro/con statement(s) to City Clerk Lynnette Beck at [email protected] or deliver to the City Clerk's Office at 1777 Broadway. With your PDF or hard copy submission, please also provide a Word version.
Cover Sheet for All Petitions
Municipal Initiative Petition Guidelines
City Manager Rule setting 2018 timelines for Municipal Initiative Petitions
Municipal Initiative Petition Form
Charter Amendment Petition Guidelines
Charter Amendment Petition Form
View Committee Filings for required filings and financial disclosures for individual issue, candidate and unofficial candidate committees.
Access Election Reports for summaries of contributions and expenditures for all committees.
- Click "Browse Election Records"
- Click 2017
- Click the Candidates folder
- Click "Certified"
- Select "Candidate"
Two or more natural persons who collaborate together, or any corporation, partnership, commission, association, or any other organization or group of persons, that accepts contributions or makes expenditures for the purpose of opposing or supporting a ballot proposition at a city election, regardless of whether it has obtained the consent of the sponsors of the ballot proposition. To establish an issue committee, send an email to [email protected] with the name of the committee, type of committee and email it will be using. We will set up a user name and password for you to access the election system to file reports.
A person, including the candidate for City Council, or persons with the common purpose of receiving contributions or making expenditures under the authority of a candidate.
Unofficial Candidate Committee
Two or more natural persons who collaborate together, or any corporation, partnership, commission, association, or any other organization or group of persons, that accepts contributions or makes expenditures for the purpose of expressly advocating the election or defeat of a clearly identified candidate for City Council. An unofficial candidate committee ceases to be independent if its expenditures are in any way, directly or indirectly, controlled by, coordinated with, or made upon consultation with any candidate or candidate committee or agent thereof. To establish an unofficial candidate committee, send an email to [email protected] with the name of the committee, type of committee and email it will be using. We will set up a user name and password for you to access the election system to file reports.
For qualified candidates that are interested, the City of Boulder will match funds raised by candidate committees to help with their campaigns. Requirements and further details can be found in the Candidate Guidelines.
Restrictions on Contributions in Another's Name
Potential contributors are prohibited from making a contribution in someone else's name. Candidates and committees are prohibited from knowingly accepting a contribution from one person in the name of another person ( BRC 13-3-4 ).
Restrictions on Increased Fees for Municipal Election Advertising
City code states that candidates and committees cannot be charged more for space in newspapers or magazines to be used in connection with a municipal election, than would be charged for the comparable use of the space for other purposes (BRC 13-2-2) .
Restrictions on Representation of Campaign Authority
Candidates, political committees and their agents are prohibited from making any fraudulent misrepresentations or acting for or on behalf of another candidate or committee on a matter that is damaging to the other candidate or committee. Knowingly participating in or conspiring in a plan to do so also is prohibited (BRC 13-3-6)
Any registered elector of the City of Boulder who believes there has been a violation of the Campaign Finance Reform Initiative may file a written complaint with this form and send it to the City Clerk's Office. The completed form must identify the perceived violation of the Boulder Revised Code (BRC). The City Clerk's Office will respond to the person filing the complaint within 10 days.
For more information, contact the campaign finance administrator at [email protected] or call the City Clerk’s Office at 303-441-4222. To report election sign code violations, call Code Enforcement at 303-441-1875 or use Inquire Boulder (found on the city's home page).
Frequently Asked Questions
General municipal elections are held on odd numbered years and include any ballot issues and the election of new council members. Special municipal elections are held on even numbered years if there are any ballot issues.
The City of Boulder will coordinate this year's election with Boulder County on Nov. 6, 2018 (the first Tuesday in November).
Contact the Boulder County Clerk and Recorder's Office at 1750 33rd St., Suite 200, by calling 303-413-7740. If you have a Colorado driver's license or ID card issued by the Department of Revenue, you may update your voter registration and request a mail-in ballot online at www.govotecolorado.com.
Visit Boulder County Elections.
Contact the Campaign Finance Administrator Dianne Marshall at [email protected] or call 303-441-3079.