Woodland Park has been grappling with the regulation of Short-Term Rentals (STRs) for nearly two years. December 12, 2023, will mark a significant milestone and crucial moment in the ongoing process, as our community prepares to cast their votes in a Special Election. We have compiled the most important data for you to be prepared to make an informed vote.
Special Election 2023 - Key Information:
The culmination of years of work and legislation will come to a head on December 12, 2023, when the community will cast their votes during the Special Election. Here are important details for Woodland Park voters to ensure a confident trip to the polls:
Special Election Date: Tuesday, December 12, 2023
UACOVA Ballots Mailed: Tuesday, October 24, 2023
UACOVA Ballots Due Returned By: December 19, 2023
City of Woodland Park Ballots Mailed: Week of November 20, 2023
Ballots will be received by mail to all City of Woodland Park residents living inside City limits who are registered to vote.
Are you new to the Woodland Park community?
Do you need to register to vote? Have questions about voter registration requirements?
This resource can help answer many common questions about registering to vote in Colorado! More information, please visit: https://www.city-woodlandpark.org/434/Voters
On the ballot, you'll find two questions that share some similarities but have distinguishable differences. If you find yourself needing additional resources and voter support, the Woodland Park Special City Election Blue Book is a valuable resource for voters. This bi-partisan, non-biased reference guide, developed in collaboration between City Council and representatives of the Citizen's Initiative group, and published by the Woodland Park Chamber of Commerce, will further clarify the two questions on the ballot, explain what a “YES” or “NO” vote means for each in greater detail. You can receive a copy of the Blue Book by stopping into City Hall, the Chamber, or download a digital copy by visiting: https://www.woodlandparkchamber.com/blue-book-for-special-wp-city-election-2023
Returning Your Ballot:
Registered voters can return their ballots one of three ways:
Ballots can be hand-delivered to City Hall by visiting during regular business hours of 7:30AM-5PM Monday-Thursday and 7:3 AM-4PM Fridays. Simply visit the receptionist's desk with your completed ballot.
Ballots can be dropped off to the 24/7 secured ballot box located outside City Hall Chambers. This box is securely locked and monitored. Ballots will be accepted through 7pm on December 12, 2023.
Ballots can be returned by mail. To mail your ballot, ensure it is completed, sealed, and has postage. Ballots must be RECEIVED by December 12, 2023. Please plan accordingly for mail delays.
Interested in learning more about the process of regulating short-term rentals in Woodland Park that led to the Special Election? Please visit: https://whatsupwoodlandpark.com/strs