Municipal Elections

SPECIAL NOTE: Ballot language for the Jan. 24, 2023 special election is below. Information related to the history of the downtown parking initiative is posted to the Parking Zone Petition page.

Special Election

A Special Election has been called by the Windsor Town Board to be held on Tuesday, January 24, 2023. The ballot will have two questions on it. The first question is a charter amendment, and the second is a citizen-initiative proposed change to the Windsor Municipal Code that was brought forth by a petition. The ballot language will read as follows:

 

Question 2A

 

A REFERRED MEASURE TO AMEND SECTION 3.3(B) AND SECTION 3.7(A)(1) OF THE TOWN OF WINDSOR HOME RULE CHARTER TO CONFORM WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE COLORADO CONSTITUTION WITH RESPECT TO QUALIFICATIONS FOR ELECTED AND APPOINTED TOWN BOARD AND MAYORAL OFFICE

 

IN ORDER TO CONFORM TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE COLORADO CONSTITUTION, SHALL SECTION 3.3(B) OF THE TOWN OF WINDSOR HOME RULE CHARTER WHICH CURRENTLY READS AS FOLLOWS:

 

No person who has been convicted of a felony shall be eligible to be elected or appointed to the office of Mayor or Board Member

 

TO BE REPEALED, AMENDED AND READOPTED BY REMOVING THE GENERAL PROHIBITION AGAINST CONVICTED FELONS HOLDING ELECTED OFFICE AND REPLACING THAT PROHIBITION WITH A MORE SPECIFIC PROHIBITION TO READ AS FOLLOWS:

 

No person who has been convicted of embezzlement of public money, bribery, perjury, solicitation of bribery or subordination of perjury shall be eligible to be elected or appointed to the office of Mayor or Board Member.

  

AND

  

IN ORDER TO CONFORM TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE COLORADO CONSTITUTION, SHALL SECTION 3.7(A)(1) OF THE TOWN OF WINDSOR HOME RULE CHARTER WHICH CURRENTLY READS AS FOLLOWS:

 

A vacancy in the office of Mayor or Board Member shall exist if during the term of office The Mayor or a Board Member

 

Is convicted of a felony;

 

TO BE REPEALED, AMENDED AND READOPTED BY REMOVING THE GENERAL PROHIBITION AGAINST CONVICTED FELONS HOLDING ELECTED OFFICE AND REPLACING THAT PROHIBITION WITH A MORE SPECIFIC PROHIBITION TO READ AS FOLLOWS:

 

Is convicted of embezzlement of public money, bribery, perjury, solicitation of bribery or subordination of perjury.

 

 

______ Yes

 

 

______ No

 

 

Question 200

 

SHALL THE TOWN OF WINDSOR MUNICIPAL CODE BE AMENDED AS FOLLOWS?

 

Section 1.  The Official Zoning District Map of the Town of Windsor be amended to add a “Permanent Parking” zone district as indicated and labeled “PP” on the map below.

 

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Section 2.      Chapter 16, Article I, Section 16-1-10 is amended by adding to the table of zoning districts the following row:

PPSubarea of CBCBCentral Business


Section 3.      The table of zoning districts should add the following footnote below the last row:

 

*The PP zoning district was added by a citizen initiative duly adopted in November of 2022.

 

Section 4.      Chapter 16, Article I, is amended by adding a new Section 16-1-115 as follows:

 

Sec. 16-1-115. – Permanent Parking (PP district).

 

  1. Purpose. The purpose of the PP zone district is to preserve:

 

  1. Permanent parking within the CB district; and

 

  1. Vehicular and pedestrian access to the parking areas and businesses for commercial and recreational activities.

 

  1. Lot Development Standards. 

 

  1. The PP zone district development will be permanently restricted to paved, striped parking following Town standards for spacing and ADA compliance.

 

  1. Areas within the PP zone district with shapes of square footage not capable of being developed into parking may be developed with open space, walking paths, art, or seating.

 

  1. Portions of the PP zone district may be developed as necessary to provide for vehicular and pedestrian access to the parking areas and for commercial activities such as pickup and delivery to businesses, or trash services.

 

  1. Use regulations. The PP zone district will only be used for parking and access as set forth in subsection (b) of this Section.

 

Yes _____

 

No ______

 

Key Important Dates: 

 

January 3rd    First day to send out mail ballots

January 24th Election Day (ballots due back by 7:00 p.m.) – Unofficial election results available 

February 1st   Last day to accept overseas ballots

February 3rd  Certify election results 

 

Any questions can be directed to the Town Clerk at 970-674-2404 or townclerksoffice@windsorgov.com 



General Town Board Election Information

Regular municipal elections for the Town of Windsor are held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in April of even-numbered years. All municipal elections are non-partisan. This year, election day was Tuesday, April 5, 2022 and ballots must be received by 7 p.m.

In accordance with state municipal election statutes, only citizens who have resided within the town limits for at least 22 days before the election are eligible to vote.

To register to vote or to manage your voter registration please visit the Colorado Secretary of State website.  

Ballots are mailed to registered electors in mid-March of the election year and can be returned by mail or placed in the County ballot drop box. In order to be counted, ballots must be received by the Town Clerk by 7pm on Election Day.

Replacement ballots must be obtained in person from the Town Clerk by 7pm on Election Day. 

Candidate Qualification Summary
Candidates must meet the following requirements to be eligible to be elected to the Office of Mayor or Board Member:
  • A citizen of the United States of America;
  • Candidates must be qualified (registered) voters;
  • 18 years of age or older;
  • A resident of the Town for twelve (12) consecutive months immediately preceding the election. At all times during their terms, Town Board Members shall reside in the District from which elected; 
  • No person who has been convicted of a felony shall be eligible; 
  • No person who is an employee of the Town of Windsor may serve as Mayor or Town Board Member;
  • No person may be a candidate for both Mayor and Board Member at the same election. 
 Candidates for municipal office are nominated. The nomination petition period runs for 20 days in January of the election year, and at least 10 signatures of registered electors residing in Windsor corporate limits or in the candidates’ district are required. The Voting District Map (PDF) provides detailed information regarding the district boundaries. Registered electors can only sign petitions and cast votes for candidates in that live within their district.

Voting Districts 
In November 2007, following a citizen initiated petition, an amendment to the Home Rule Charter was passed, calling for the formation of Election Districts within the Town of Windsor. A Districting Commission established six election districts in accordance with the provisions of the Charter. Provisions include that the variance in the number of registered voters between districts shall not exceed 15%. 

On November 25, 2019, the Town Board approved Ordinance 2019-1597 which revised the election boundaries within the Town of Windsor. The Districts were revised to remain in compliance with the Home Rule Charter.  

Revised Voting Districts Map (PDF)