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City Elections

April 2, 2019 Election Results 

Update 4/12/19: Official Results (all ballots counted)

April 2, 2019 General Municipal Election

The general municipal election is April 2, 2019. The offices of Mayor and three (3) At-Large City Council Members will be on the ballot.

This election will be conducted by mailing a ballot packet to every eligible active voter residing within the City of Colorado Springs corporate boundary. All active voters will receive a ballot packet mailed to the mailing address shown on their voter registration record unless an absentee ballot is requested. If you have moved or changed addresses and not updated your voter registration address, the ballot will not be forwarded and will be returned to the City Clerk’s Office as undeliverable.

View the voter information page for more information and ballot drop-off locations.

Election Results Finalized; Swearing In Ceremony is Tuesday

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. –  The Swearing In Ceremony for Mayor John Suthers and City Councilors Bill Murray, Tom Strand and Wayne Williams will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday on the south steps of the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum. Election results were certified and became official as of 1:00 p.m. today. A total of 98,384 ballots were counted for the 2019 Municipal Election. The final results are posted here.

Swearing In Ceremony

The date and time of the swearing in ceremony is set by City Charter. This year’s event will include remarks by elected officials, musical performances by the Colorado Springs Children’s Chorale, the Voices of Triumph Emmanuel Missionary Baptist Church choir and the Colorado Springs Conservatory. Olympic bronze medal-winning wrestler J’den Cox will sing the National Anthem. The ceremony will be immediately followed by a reception at the Pioneers Museum. The ceremony and reception are both open to the public.

The event will be broadcast on the city’s facebook page (@cityofCOS) and will be recorded and played later on SpringsTV.

Vermijo Street will be closed from 8 a.m. – 11 a.m. for the ceremony. The public is advised to use alternate routes and that parking in that area will be limited. City garages will be open per usual.

Election Results

Per the final count, a total of 98,384 ballots were counted in the 2019 general municipal election, for a turnout of 37.11%. Mayor John Suthers was re-elected with 72.51% of the vote.

In the City Council At-Large race, Wayne Williams received the most votes with 47,622 followed by Bill Murray with 31,610. Tom Strand received 31,107 votes.

Issue 1 failed as 67.42% of voters voted No.

Approximately 262,000 ballots mailed to Colorado Springs residents

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The Colorado Springs City Clerk has mailed more than 260,000 ballots for the April 2, 2019 General Municipal Election to registered active voters who reside within the corporate boundaries of the City of Colorado Springs.

This is an all-mail ballot election. The offices of Mayor and three at-large Colorado Springs City Council members, along with one issue, will be on the ballot. If you do not receive your ballot by March 13, 2019 contact the City Clerk’s Office at 719-385-5901 or election@springsgov.com.

A sample ballot, along with drop-off locations and voter registration information is available at

www.ColoradoSprings.gov/election.

Colorado Springs residents to receive 2019 City Municipal Election ballots soon

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The Colorado Springs City Clerk will mail ballot packets for the April 2, 2019 General Municipal Election to registered active voters who reside within the corporate boundaries of the City of Colorado Springs on Friday, March 8, 2019. This is an all-mail ballot election. The offices of Mayor and three at-large Colorado Springs City Council members, along with one issue, will be on the ballot. If you do not receive your ballot by March 13, 2019 contact the City Clerk’s Office at 719-385-5901 or election@springsgov.com.

A sample ballot, along with drop-off locations and general election information is available at www.ColoradoSprings.gov/election.

Accessible Voting Mechanism

The City Clerk’s Office is equipped with an Accessible Voting Mechanism (AVM) designed for persons with disabilities. This voting equipment is not a polling place and is not intended for in-person voting for persons without a disability. The AVM is primarily designed with an audio component and handheld keypad for persons with visual impairment. The AVM also includes an option for other interface devices such as a Sip-n-Puff or Rocker Paddle. Voters must provide their own interface device. Headphones are available and the AVM is wheelchair accessible. Contact the City Clerk’s office at 719-385-5901 for more information.

Collective Bargaining for All Uniformed Fire Department Employees

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SHALL THE CHARTER OF THE CITY OF COLORADO SPRINGS BE AMENDED BY THE ADDITION OF A NEW ARTICLE XVI THERETO GRANTING COLLECTIVE BARGAINING RIGHTS TO ALL UNIFORMED CITY FIRE EMPLOYEES EXCEPT FOR THE FIRE CHIEF AND HIS DIRECT REPORTS, AND SPECIFICALLY: PROVIDING THAT SUCH EMPLOYEES SHALL HAVE THE RIGHT TO SELECT AND REMOVE AN EMPLOYEE ORGANIZATION TO SERVE AS THE SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE BARGAINING REPRESENTATIVE, TO BARGAIN ON BEHALF OF SUCH EMPLOYEES FOR A COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT WITH THE CITY AS EMPLOYER, CONCERNING ALL MATTERS RELATED TO SUCH EMPLOYEES' WAGES, SALARIES, MONETARY PAYMENTS, EMPLOYER-PAID HEALTH INSURANCE, EMPLOYER-PAID ACCIDENT, LIFE AND DISABILITY INSURANCE, EMPLOYER-PAID PENSION PROGRAMS INCLUDING THE AMOUNT OF PENSION AND CONTRIBUTIONS, EMPLOYER-OFFERED DEFERRED COMPENSATION, HEALTH INSURANCE FOR RETIRED FIRE EMPLOYEES, PAID TIME OFF, UNIFORM AND EQUIPMENT ALLOWANCES, EMPLOYER­PAID EXPENSE REIMBURSEMENT, HOURS OF WORK, SAFETY, AND ALL OTHER TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT OF SUCH EMPLOYEES; PROVIDING FOR THE TERM OF COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENTS OF NOT LESS THAN ONE (1) YEAR NOR LONGER THAN THREE (3) YEARS; PROVIDING THAT IN THE EVENT OF IMPASSE BETWEEN THE CITY AND THE EXCLUSIVE BARGAINING AGENT REGARDING ANY ISSUES, THE ISSUES ARE TO BE SUBMITTED TO A FACT-FINDER SELECTED FROM A LIST PROVIDED BY AN ARBITRATION ORGANIZATION UNLESS THE CITY AND EXCLUSIVE BARGAINING AGENT MUTUALLY AGREE TO USE SOMEONE NOT ON THE ARBITRATION ORGANIZATION LIST, WITH THE FACT-FINDER TO BE SELECTED BY AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE EXCLUSIVE BARGAINING REPRESENTATIVE AND THE CITY; PROVIDING AND LIMITING THE FACTORS THAT THE FACT-FINDER MUST CONSIDER IN HIS OR HER DECISION; PROVIDING THAT IF EITHER THE CITY OR THE COLLECTIVE BARGAINING REPRESENTATIVE DOES NOT ACCEPT THE DECISION OF THE FACT-FINDER ON ANY ISSUE, THAT ISSUE SHALL BE PRESENTED TO AND DECIDED BY THE VOTERS ONLY AT A SPECIAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION, WITH THE COST OF THE SPECIAL ELECTION TO BE PAID BY THE PARTY NOT ACCEPTING THE FACT­FINDER'S DECISION, UNLESS BOTH PARTIES REJECT THE FACT-FINDER'S DECISION, IN WHICH CASE THE COST OF ELECTION IS SHARED EQUALLY, AND WITH EACH ISSUE TO BE SUBMITTED AS A SEPARATE BALLOT QUESTION; AND PROVIDING THAT ANY ADOPTED APPROPRIATIONS ORDINANCE OF THE CITY SHALL BE AMENDED AS NECESSARY TO COMPLY WITH AND PAY FOR THE COST TO THE CITY OF THE ACCEPTED RECOMMENDATIONS FROM THE FACT-FINDER OR THE ELECTION RESULTS ON EACH ISSUE ? 

_____ YES

_____ NO

Candidate Filing Period

The next general municipal election is April 2, 2019. All municipal elections are non-partisan, meaning candidates do not run as a political party or unaffiliated representative. The offices on the ballot will be Mayor and three (3) At-Large City Council Members.

The candidate filing period runs from January 2, 2019, and ends at 5 p.m. on January 22, 2019. The candidate filing packets will be available beginning January 2, 2019, at the City Clerk’s Office.

Event dates

Location Date/Time Wednesday, January 2, 2019 - 8:00am to Tuesday, January 22, 2019 - 5:00pm

Important information and dates for 2019 Mayoral and City Council candidates

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Colorado Springs Mayoral and City Council candidates for the 2019 General Municipal Election on April 2, 2019 can begin to circulate nominating petitions on Jan. 2. Elected positions on the April ballot will include Mayor and three at-large City Council seats. Each office is a four-year term. 

Beginning Jan. 2, filing documents and nominating petitions can be picked up at the City Clerk’s office in the City Administration Building (30 S. Nevada, Suite 101), Monday through Friday 8 a.m.–5 p.m.  Petitions and filing documents must be returned to the City Clerk’s office by 5 p.m. on Jan. 22.

“We encourage anyone interested in running for office to pick up the candidate filing packet starting on January 2nd, visit our website and attend the candidate training for the latest information,” said City of Colorado Springs Clerk Sarah Johnson.

The City Clerk will conduct a candidate training session that includes general election information along with guidelines regarding candidate filing and campaign finance law. 

WHAT: 2019 City of Colorado Springs Candidate Training Session

WHEN: Wednesday, Jan. 2,  9–11 a.m.

WHERE: City Administration Building, 30 S. Nevada Ave., Room #102

Please visit www.ColoradoSprings.gov/Election for more information. A recording of the candidate training session will be posted on this website the first week of January.  

Electronic Campaign Finance Filing

For information about how to file by email or fax, go to the Campaign Finance Forms page.

Electronic Campaign Finance Filing

The Campaign Finance system allows you to:
  • Submit campaign finance report filings electronically for your campaign or committee
  • Sign-up for campaign finance notifications
  • Browse existing campaign finance filings and download data for those submitted electronically

How to Set Up Electronic Finance Filing

Step One: Fill out and return the Campaign Finance Electronic Filing Authorization form.

This one-page form must contain an original signature (no digital signatures) and must be returned to the City Clerk's office via email, fax or hand delivery.

Step Two: Create a new account online

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