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2019 Special Election

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Lakewood will be holding a Special Election on July 2, 2019.

Ballot Question 200: 


Shall the City of Lakewood limit residential growth to no more than one (1) percent per year by implementing a permit allocation system for new dwelling units, and by requiring City Council approval of allocations for projects of forty (40) or more units?

Review entire citizen-initiated ordinance.
Watch the issue forum on Ballot Question 200. 

This will be a mail ballot election.

Regular mail ballot packets which include a copy of the citizen-initiated ordinance will be mailed to all registered voters the week of June 10, 2019. Mail your return ballot with required postage, or drop it off at the following locations starting June 10:

24-Hour Drop-off Box
480 S. Allison Parkway, Lakewood, CO
(located on the west side of the building)

Indoor Ballot Box
480 S. Allison Parkway, Lakewood, CO

  • 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday - Friday
  • 7 a.m. - 7 p.m., July 2, Election Day

Ballot Drop-off Box
Lakewood Motor Vehicle Office
2099 Wadsworth Blvd. #K, Lakewood, CO
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday


All ballots must be received by 7 p.m. on July 2. You can register to vote at If you are going to be out of town during the 2019 Special Election and need an absentee ballot, please complete the Absentee Ballot Application and return it to address listed on the application. The temporary address listed on the application is for the 2019 Special Election only.


Watchers for the Lakewood’s July 2, 2019 Special Election may only be appointed by the Issue Committees’ representatives. All Watchers will be required to have in their possession the Watchers Oath and proof from the Secretary of State’s office that they completed the Watchers online training when they go to Jefferson County.

Issue Committees
Information provided on registration forms to the city listed in alphabetical order:

Committee Name: Citizens for a Sound Government Issue Committee
Purpose: Oppose Question 200
Name: Alan Philp
Phone: 303-332-6539
Web address: Not provided
Committee Name: Lakewood Consequences
Purpose: To educate on the unintended consequences of growth caps and oppose Question 200.
Name: Gwen Benevento
Phone: 303-218-7150
Web address: Not provided
Committee Name: Lakewood for Labor and Jobs Issue Committee
Purpose: To oppose Question 200
Name: John S. Zakhem
Phone: 303-390-0351
Web address: Not provided
Committee Name: Lakewood United - Vote No on 200
Purpose: To oppose Question 200
Name: Cassandra Tanner
Phone: 720-345-8942
Web address: Not provided

Committee Name: Our Lakewood 2019
Purpose: To oppose the City of Lakewood's Ballot Question 200
Name: Patricia Merkel
Phone: 720-626-3742
Web address:     

Committee Name: Save Lakewood From Overdevelopment - Vote YES on 200

Purpose: Educate voters on advantages of voting yes on Question 200 - Limiting Housing Growth

Name: David Wiechman

Phone: 303-588-0866

Web address:

Committee Name: Strategic Growth for Lakewood

Purpose: Committee to limit growth and density in the city of Lakewood

Name: Catherine Kentner

Phone: 303-349-2434

Web address:

Contact Information:

Designated Election Official
City Clerk Margy Greer

Questions on the ballot issue:
Submit a request online


Related Information
Jefferson County Elections Data Request Form