City of Fort Lupton’s regular municipal election is held every two years on the first Tuesday in November in odd-numbered years for the purpose of voting on the city’s elected officials. All City of Fort Lupton municipal elections are non-partisan, that is, people are elected to office without consideration of political affiliation. Every qualified elector shall be eligible to hold any office to be filled by a municipal election, provided that he/she has resided in the city for a period of at least 12 consecutive months immediately preceding the date of the election and is otherwise eligible to hold municipal office pursuant to law.
The City of Fort Lupton elected offices include a mayor who is elected by all voters in the city, and two council members from each of the city’s three wards elected by people residing within the respective ward. Each term of office is four years, beginning on the date of the first regular council meeting following the election. People may serve three consecutive four-year terms. Only a portion of the offices are voted on at each election, thereby staggering the terms.
Elections may also be held at other times. Ballot issues, those which relate to financial matters such as taxes or debt, can be voted on at regular municipal elections, and may also be voted on at the November election held in even-numbered years, known as the state-wide general election. Non-financial matters may be voted on in November of both odd and even numbered years in accordance with timeframes set out in state statute and municipal charter and ordinance. Finally, a special election may be held on dates other that those set out above in accordance with state statute.
Register to Vote
To register you must:
- Be a United States Citizen.
- Be a resident of Colorado for 22 days or more.
- Be at least 16 years old (16 year olds can pre-register, and may cast a ballot in an election if they will be 18 years old on or before the date of the election).
- Complete the fields marked "REQUIRED" on the application, including your complete address with apartment or unit number.
Online Voter Registration
If you have a Colorado State driver’s license or ID card issued by the Department of Revenue you may register online at www.govotecolorado.com.
In addition to registering to vote online you may:
- Change your address on your current voter registration record
- Change your party affiliation on your current voter registration record
- Register by mail, a voter registration drive or voter registration agency up to 22 days before Election Day.
- Register online at www.govotecolorado.com up to 8 days before Election Day.
- Register in person the Weld County Election Office at 1400 N 17th Ave, Greeley CO 80631 or any designated voter service and polling location up to and including Election Day.
- Your eligibility to vote will be based on the date of online registration, postmark date, or the date you deliver the form in the county Clerk and Recorder’s office.