Election & Voting
The City of Greenwood Village is divided into four Districts. Each District is represented by two City Councilmembers that serve two-year terms, along with the Mayor who is elected at-large for a four year term. City elections are non-partisan, meaning free from party affiliation, political group, bias, or designation.
The City of Greenwood Village holds its regular municipal elections in odd numbered years on the first Tuesday of November.
Municipal elections are administered by the City Clerk, under the Village’s Home Rule Charter and the Municipal Code of the City of Greenwood.
2019 Municipal Election
The Regular Municipal Election for 2019 is scheduled for November 5, 2019. Eight Councilmembers and a Mayor will be elected, two from each Voting District, who will each serve a two-year term. The Mayor is elected at-large and will serve a four-year term.
The City of Greenwood Village will be coordinating the 2019 Election with Arapahoe County. This means the Village voters will see Greenwood Village candidates and ballot questions on a combined ballot with other ballot matters with Cherry Creek and Littleton School Districts. The election will be conducted as a mail ballot election. Active Registered Voters will receive a ballot in the Mail beginning the week of October 14, 2019.
The nomination petition process is the first step in becoming a candidate for the Village’s City Council. Nomination petitions are available from the City Clerk’s office and may be taken out and circulated beginning Monday, July 8, 2019.
Candidates for Council seats must obtain signatures from 20 registered electors in the District for which the candidate is running. Candidates for Mayor must obtain signatures from 50 registered electors of the Village.
A candidate must:
- be a United States Citizen;
- be a registered elector;
- be 18 years of age by Election Day;
- and have lived in the Village and the specific District for one year immediately preceding the election.
For further information regarding candidacy or the reporting requirements for the Village's Fair Campaign Reporting, please contact the City Clerk's office at 303.804-4113.
Registering for the first time in Colorado
You must meet the following qualifications in order to register to vote:
• A citizen of the United States
• A resident of Colorado for 22 days prior to the election
• At least 16 years old, with the understanding that you must be at least 18 years of age to be eligible to vote
• Provide a valid Colorado Driver's License or Colorado ID card or present one of the acceptable forms of identification for voting
Register to Vote Online
If you have a Colorado State driver’s license or ID card issued by the Department of Revenue you may register to vote, change your address, update your current registration or check the status of your registration online at www.govotecolorado.com.
Register to Vote by Paper Form
Mail or Deliver to:
Arapahoe County Clerk and Recorder’s Office
Attn: Elections Division
5334 South Prince Street
Littleton, CO 80120
A Voter Confirmation Card will be mailed to you approximately 1-2 weeks after your application form is processed.
Register to Vote In-Person
You may also request and submit a Voter Registration Form at any office of the County Clerk and Recorder, City or Town Clerk, High School, or at any Colorado Driver’s License office. You may also register to vote in-person through a voter registration drive in your community. A Voter Confirmation Card will be mailed to you approximately 1-2 weeks after your Voter Registration Application form is processed.
For more information on elections, visit the Arapahoe County Elections webpage.
Voter Registration Deadlines
You may register to vote at any time in Colorado, but if you wish to vote in an upcoming election, you must register by the following deadlines:
• 22 Days before Election Day if you register to vote through a voter registration drive or a Voter Registration Agency
• 8 Days before Election Day if you register to vote by mail or online through www.govotecolorado.com and wish to receive a ballot by mail
• By 7 p.m. on Election Day, visit one of the Voter Service and Polling Centers in your county to register to vote in-person and request a ballot.
Military Personnel and Overseas Residents
In addition to the qualifications listed above, military personnel and their dependents temporarily living outside of Colorado, and Village residents temporarily living overseas, must not be registered to vote in another state if they wish to register to vote in Colorado. But you must act now to register and request your ballot by visiting Arapahoevotes.com or VAP.gov.
All candidates, candidate committees, political committees, issue committees, small donor committees and political parties committees are required to file certain forms, whether or not contributions have been collected or expenditures made during an election. The purpose of this requirement is to allow interested citizens to know who is financing activities to support or oppose the election of a candidates or ballot issues.
All candidates, candidate committees, political committees, issue committees, small donor committees and political parties committees must use forms provided by the City to meet the reporting requirements. For the purpose of meeting the filing requirements for candidates or committees under the Village’s Campaign Reporting process, electronic copies shall be accepted; provided that original documents are received by the City Clerk within five (5) days from the date of the electronic filing pursuant to Chapter 2, Article 1, section 130 of the Village’s Municipal Code, except for the Candidate Affidavit and the Political Committee Affidavit which requires notarization.
Reports/ Forms required are deemed timely if received by the City Clerk no later than 5:00 p.m., local time, on the designated day for filing. Reports are public records and shall be open to inspection by the public during regular business hours.
Candidate Affidavit (PDF)