With November just around the corner, here’s some key information to know about Boulder’s next election on Nov. 7, 2023.

Key Dates

  • Oct. 16: Ballots begin to be mailed to all active, registered Boulder County voters (non-overseas voters). 24-hour ballot drop boxes open.
  • Oct. 18, 23: Webinars on Ranked Choice Voting process geared to City of Boulder residents. RSVP for the webinars
  • Oct. 25: Election Information Webinar: Learn more about the election, ballot processing basics, voter statistics, security and more. RSVP for the webinar
  • Oct. 26: Vote Early Day
  • Oct. 30: Vote Centers open and Ballot-to-Go service begins. Last recommended day to return your ballot by mail.
  • Nov. 3, 4, 6: Ballot Processing Tours. RSVP for a tour
  • Nov. 7: Election Day! Last day to vote. Ballots due by 7 p.m.

Registering to Vote

Colorado does not have a registration deadline for voting. Eligible voters can register and vote up to and including Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 7.

In order to register, you must:

  • Be 18 years of age by election day
  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • Have resided in Colorado 22 days prior to the election.
  • Have an acceptable form of ID.

You can confirm your registration status at www.GoVoteColorado.gov.

If you just registered and want to pick up a ballot, or need a replacement ballot, you can use Boulder County's "Ballot-to-Go" service, available starting Oct. 30 through 5 p.m. on Election Day, Nov. 7. You can also register at an in-person Vote Center.

Ways to Vote

There are several ways you can vote.

Complete and Mail Your Ballot

All ballots must be received by 7 p.m. on Election Day (Nov. 7). We recommend mailing your ballot by Oct. 30 to make this deadline.

Drop Your Ballot off at a 24-Hour Ballot Drop Box Starting Oct. 16.

LocationAddressMap & Directions
Boulder County Clerk & Recorder1750 33rd Street (east side of parking lot)Cick for directions (link opens in a new tab)
Boulder County Courthouse2025 14th Street (East Wing entrance)Click for directions (link opens in a new tab)
Boulder County Housing & Human Services3400 Broadway at Iris AvenueClick for directions (link opens in a new tab)
CU Campus – UMC1669 Euclid Avenue (closest to Euclid Avenue entrance)Click for directions (link opens in a new tab)
CU Campus – Williams Village Center500 30th Street (bus stop / lane)Click for directions (link opens in a new tab)

Emergency Family Assistance Association (EFAA)

1575 Yarmouth Avenue (16th Street entrance)Click for directions (link opens in a new tab)
South Boulder Recreation Center1360 Gillaspie DriveClick for directions (link opens in a new tab)

Vote In-Person at a Vote Center, Starting Oct. 30.

LocationAddressMap & Directions
Boulder County Clerk & Recorder1750 33rd StreetClick for directions (link open in a new tab)
CU Campus – University Memorial Center1669 Euclid Avenue (very limited parking)Click for directions (link opens in a new tab)

If voting in-person on Nov. 7 (Election Day), you must be in line before 7 p.m.

Note on Where You Can Vote

Colorado voters can vote anywhere in Colorado. However, if you are voting in a county outside of the county you are registered in, you will have to vote an "Official Statewide Ballot" which will only have statewide questions, governor, and senate race.

New for the 2023 Election: Ranked Choice Voting

In the 2023 November election, the City of Boulder will conduct Ranked Choice Voting (RCV) for the first time to elect its Mayor.

Ranked Choice Voting is a voting method that allows voters to rank election contest candidates in order of preference when there are three or more candidates. In the 2020 General Election more than 78% of voters in the City of Boulder voted in favor of having registered voters decide their Mayor through Ranked Choice Voting.

Learn more about Ranked Choice Voting (RCV)

What's on the Ballot?

Three ballot measures will appear on the ballot for the November 7, 2023 Regular Municipal Election:

  • One ballot issue (TABOR):
    • City of Boulder Ballot Issue 2A - City Sales and Use Tax Extension
  • Two ballot questions:
    • City of Boulder Ballot Question 2B - Elections Administrative Charter Cleanup
    • City of Boulder Ballot Question 302 - Safe Zones 4 Kids

Learn more about these ballot measures

Who's on the Ballot?

City of Boulder voters will elect its Mayor and four City Council seats.

Get to know the candidates running for Mayor and City Council by watching these videos.

Voting FAQs

Find answers to frequently asked questions about voting on the City of Boulder Voting and Election Information webpage.

More Information

Find more information about City of Boulder elections.

Additional information on countywide ballot content, mail ballot security, key dates and more can be found on the Boulder County website.