Information about City of Boulder Elections

The next election will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021.

Overview

  • This is a council member election year and five seats will be available.
  • The nomination petition period to certify for the ballot as a council candidate will begin on Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2021, and end on Monday, Aug. 23, 2021. You must make a reservation for a "signing party" where all 25-35 voters who will be signing your petition come in at one time.
  • There will be two election trainings from 5:30-7 p.m. on July 15 and July 29 at the Municipal Building, 1777 Broadway.

2021 Approve Citizen Initiated Petitions

Paper Petitions

View Petition PDF: Humane Clothing Act

As of July 2, 2021, this petition is sufficient to be placed on the November 2 ballot.
Contact: furfreeboulder@gmail.com

View Petition PDF: Let Boulder Voters Decide on Annexation of CU South

As of June 15, 2021, this petition is sufficient to be placed on the November 2 ballot.
Contact information not provided.

Online Petition

View Petition PDF: Bedrooms Are For People

As of June 15, 2021, this petition is sufficient to be placed on the November 2 ballot.
Contact: bedroomsareforpeople@googlegroups.com

Frequently Asked Questions

Regular 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. 2, 2021 (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 .

Contact the City Clerk's Office at cityclerksoffice@bouldercolorado.gov or call 303-441-3079 .