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Elections – November 2015 and beyond!

Patti Garcia, Town Clerk/Assistant to the Town Manager
For Windsor Now

Voting in an election is a great opportunity for your voice to be heard. There are a couple of elections coming up in which Windsor residents can vote — Nov. 3, which is a county coordinated election, and the municipal election in April 2016 for the Mayoral seat and board members for Districts 1, 3 and 5.

The Nov. 3 election is considered an "off-year" election and is usually held at the municipal level for citizen initiatives, local public office elections, as well as featuring special elections to fill vacancies in federal, state and local offices. This election will be administrated by your County Clerk.

The April 5, 2016 municipal election will be administrated by the town of Windsor. For those interested in running for mayor or in serving as a representative for District 1, 3 or 5, nomination information will be available on the Town's website at http://www.windsorgov.com on Dec. 1.

Candidate Requirements

In order to be a candidate in the April 5, 2016 election, you must be citizen of the United States, be eighteen years of age or older on or before the date of election, reside in the municipality in which you are to be elected for a period of at least 12 consecutive months immediately preceding the date of the election and be a registered elector. Additionally, no person who has been convicted of a felony is eligible and a person cannot be a candidate for both mayor and board member at the same election.

Voter Registration Information

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To vote, you must be a resident of Colorado for 22 days or more prior to the election. Registration options are as follows:

• Register by mail, a voter registration drive, or voter registration agency up to 22 days before Election Day

• Register online at http://www.govotecolorado.com up to 8 days before Election Day

• Register in person at the Weld or Larimer County Elections Office or any of the designated voter service and polling locations up to and including Election Day

Verify or Update Your Voter Registration Online

To view your registration status, please visit http://www.govotecolorado.com. You can also make changes to your registration status such as mailing address and party affiliation on the same website.

If you still have questions about any part of the process, contact Town Hall at (970) 674-2400. We will be happy to help you in any way we can.