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The November 5, 2019 election will include a non-partisan Mayoral and City Council election as well as three additional items for Louisville.

Official candidates for Mayor and City Council will be listed on this site after August 26 once candidate petitions and nomination acceptances have been verified as required by state law.

For information about registering to vote, please visit the Boulder County Elections page.


2019 City Council Seats Up for Election

  • Mayor (at-large), November 2019 – November 2023
  • Ward I Councilmember, November 2019 – November 2023
  • Ward II Councilmember, November 2019 – November 2023
  • Ward Ill Councilmember, November 2019 – November 2023

If you are interested in running for office, please review the 2019 Candidate Guide. All of the necessary forms and filing dates are included in the packet. 

To determine in which ward you live, please check this map. The Mayor and Councilmembers are limited to two consecutive four-year terms.

Qualifications to Run for Mayor of City Council:

  • Citizen of the United States
  • 18 years of age
  • Registered to vote in the City of Louisville
  • Resident of Louisville and the Ward for at least one year immediately prior to the election.
    Steps to verify any or all candidate qualifications will occur after petition submittal

If you have questions about the City Council election process, please contact the City Clerk at 303.335.4536 or MeredythM@LouisvilleCO.gov.


2019 Louisville Ballot Items 

The City Council has referred three items to voters for the 2019 ballot.

Louisville Ballot Issue - Retail Marijuana Cultivation Facility Excise Tax

 

SHALL CITY OF LOUISVILLE TAXES BE INCREASED BY $200,000 IN 2020 (THE FIRST FULL FISCAL YEAR OF SUCH TAX INCREASE) AND BY WHATEVER ADDITIONAL AMOUNTS ARE RAISED ANNUALLY THEREAFTER, BY IMPOSING, EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2020, A NEW TAX ON THE FIRST SALE OR TRANSFER OF UNPROCESSED MARIJUANA BY A RETAIL MARIJUANA CULTIVATION FACILITY AT THE RATE OF FIVE PERCENT (5%) OF THE AVERAGE MARKET RAT, WITH THE TAX REVENUES BEING USED TO PAY OR REIMBURSE THE CITY FOR DIRECT AND INDIRECT COSTS INCURRED OR EXPENDED BY THE CITY FOR TRAINING, ENFORCEMENT, AND ADMINISTRATION OF ALL APPLICABLE MARIJUANA LAWS AND REGULATIONS, TO SUPPORT LOCAL DRUG AND ALCOHOL PROGRAMS AND FACILITIES, AND FOR OTHER GENERAL PURPOSES OF THE CITY; WITH THE RATE OF THE TAX BEING ALLOWED TO BE INCREASED OR DECREASED WITHOUT FURTHER VOTER APPROVAL SO LONG AS THE RATE OF TAXATION DOES NOT EXCEED TEN PERCENT (10%), IN ACCORDANCE WITH ANY ORDINANCES HEREAFTER APPROVED BY THE  CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF LOUISVILLE; PROVIDED THAT ANY SUCH TAX SHALL BE IMPOSED ONLY IF RETAIL MARIJUANA CULTIVATION FACILITIES ARE PERMITTED WITHIN THE CITY; AND SHALL THE CITY BE AUTHORIZED TO COLLECT AND SPEND SUCH REVENUE AS A VOTER APPROVED REVENUE CHANGE UNDER ARTICLE X SECTION 20 OF THE COLORADO CONSTITUTION, AND SHALL ORDINANCE NO. 1776, SERIES 2019, WHICH IMPOSES THE TAX, BE APPROVED?

                                                                                                            YES _______

                                                                                                            NO   _______

Louisville Ballot Question - Retail Marijuana Cultivation

 

IF BALLOT QUESTION NO. ____ IS PASSED BY THE VOTERS, APPROVING AN EXCISE TAX ON THE FIRST SALE OR TRANSFER OF UNPROCESSED MARIJUANA BY A RETAIL MARIJUANA CULTIVATION FACILITY, SHALL THE CITY OF LOUISVILLE MUNICIPAL CODE BE AMENDED TO PERMIT RETAIL MARIJUANA CULTIVATION FACILITIES WITHIN INDUSTRIAL ZONE DISTRICTS OF THE CITY, SUBJECT TO CITY LICENSING AND REGULATION, AND SHALL ORDINANCE NO. 1777, SERIES 2019, WHICH IMPOSES CERTAIN REQUIREMENTS AND REGULATIONS FOR SUCH FACILITIES, BE APPROVED?

(This map identifies the industrial areas in which cultivation would be allowed.)

                                                                     YES _____

                                                                     NO   _____

Louisville Ballot Issue - Recreation/Senior Center & Memory Square Pool Tax Retention 

WITHOUT CREATING ANY NEW TAX OR INCREASING ANY CURRENT TAX RATE, MAY THE CITY OF LOUISVILLE KEEP REVENUES THAT OTHERWISE WOULD BE REFUNDED FOR EXCEEDING ESTIMATES INCLUDED IN THE ELECTION NOTICE MAILED TO VOTERS FOR THE 2016 VOTER-APPROVED 0.15 PERCENT INCREASE IN SALES AND USE TAX, WHETHER OR NOT SUCH REVENUES HAVE ALREADY BEEN SPENT, AND CONTINUE TO COLLECT THE TAX AT THE PREVIOUSLY APPROVED RATE, AND SPEND ALL REVENUES COLLECTED FOR OPERATING AND MAINTAINING THE LOUISVILLE RECREATION/SENIOR CENTER AND POOL FACILITIES AT MEMORY SQUARE PARK?

                                                                                                                     YES    ____

                                                                                                                     NO      ____


2019 Voter Registration & Mail Ballots 

The November election will be coordinated with Boulder County. The County will handle all aspects of the election including:

  • Mail Ballots
  • Voting Centers
  • Voter Registration

Check the Boulder County website for details.