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Denver’s Municipal Election Day Is May 7

By Cara DeGette

Editor, GPHN

Campaign season in Denver has been red-hot this spring. 

Citywide, there are 52 candidates running for Mayor, Clerk & Recorder, Auditor and 13 City Council positions. In any of the races, if one candidate does not win more than 50 percent of the vote, the top two contenders will face off in June runoff elections.

In District 8, which includes Park Hill, Stapleton, East Colfax and Montbello, five council candidates are challenging incumbent Chris Herndon. They include Miguel Ceballos-Ruiz, LaMone Noles, Erik Penn, Blair Taylor and Patrick Thibault.

Citywide, five candidates are taking on the incumbent mayor, Michael B. Hancock.  They include Lisa Calderón, Stephan “Seku” Evans, Jamie Giellis, Kalyn Heffernan and Penfield Tate.

Ballots were mailed to all registered voters on Monday, April 15. They must be returned by 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 7. 

If you still have your ballot sitting on the counter, don’t risk popping it in the mail at this late date. Instead, fill it out, and drop it off at one of many nearby voter locations. Check out the website for info on where to drop off ballots – or where to vote in person if you prefer that method. 

Didn’t get a ballot? Or did you accidentally spill coffee, or maybe wine on it? Not to worry. Stop by Denver election headquarters downtown at 200 W. 14th Ave. for a replacement.

Not sure who to vote for?  Check last month’s issue at for stories about and links to additional information about local races and issues.

Remember, if you don’t vote, you can’t complain!

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