2018 Special Election
A special election will be held in spring 2018. The special election is necessary following the November 2017 election in which voters approved a new Town Council structure of a Mayor elected at large and six Councilmembers elected from their districts.
While the election changed language in the Charter regarding the overall structure of Town Council, the citizen-initiated petition that provided for the election did not identify elements such as qualifications for Mayor (age, residency, voter status, etc.) and a timeline for the transition to the new structure.
Calling a special election
Town Council approved the first reading of the ordinances at it's Feb. 6 meeting. Watch the discussion at http://castlerock-co.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?view_id=3&clip_id=624&meta_id=55739.
Both ordinances will need to be approved by Town Council on second reading. That reading is planned for Tuesday, Feb. 20. If approved, Town Council would officially set the election date and ballot language. Both ballot questions would then need to be approved by voters in order to permit the election of an at-large Mayor at the earliest possible time – the next regular election in November.
What is the Town Charter?
Castle Rock is a home-rule municipality. That means we govern our Town at the local level. The authors of the Colorado Constitution knew that sometimes locals know best. That's why as a home-rule municipality, Castle Rock has a Town Charter to define how the government will be run. The Charter outlines everything from the Town's name, to Town Council elections, to the process for making local laws and more.
Learn more about the Town Charter.