Boulder Voter Guide 2023
Want to know how to vote in the 2023 Boulder election? Use the Boulder voter guides below to help you make your decisions before you drop off your ballot.
Vote by 7pm on Tuesday, November 7!
Our voter guide recommends the candidates that have been
steadfast in their support for pro-housing policies that align with our mission to make Boulder a more affordable, inclusive, and welcoming place to call home.
Rank Aaron Brockett and Nicole Speer as your top two choices
This year, Boulder voters (like you!) will elect our Mayor using Ranked Choice Voting. Ranked choice voting allows you to rank candidates in order of preference on your ballot, ensuring that a candidate wins with majority support.
Both Nicole and Aaron were strong supporters of the Bedrooms Are For People campaign and both voted to increase how many unrelated people can share a home. Aaron and Nicole understand that housing is not just a basic necessity; it's a fundamental human right. They both have successfully enacted real change that expands housing options for all.
RANK NICOLE SPEER & AARON BROCKET AS YOUR TOP TWO CHOICES FOR MORE MAYOR
More Information About Aaron Brockett & Nicole Speer
While we have endorsed all of the pro-housing candidates, you may only vote for UP TO FOUR on your ballot.
More Information About the Candidates
Vote NO/AGAINST on 302 "Safe Zones"
Measure 302 aims to increase policing and enforcement of unhoused people who have no other place to go. Increasing enforcement without providing solutions has been proven to make it harder for unhoused people to get back on their feet.
We believe this measure wastes money on ineffective enforcement instead of solutions. Even worse, this measure is using the safety of our kids as a political issue to get a conservative slate of candidates elected to city council.
More Information About Why to Vote NO/AGAINST
2023 Boulder Voter Guides + Election Info
Boulder Progressives is an organization highly aligned with Bedrooms Are For People that advocates for people and policies that advance social, racial, economic, and environmental justice at the local level. They have taken positions on mayor, city council, BVSD school board, and key ballot issues.
"Boulder Weekly continues to be the only independent and locally-owned newspaper in Boulder County. We took a deeper look than you may have the time or resources to pull off."
Boulder Beat's Election 2023 guide and reporting strives to provide data-driven and accessible content to break down barriers for participation in local government. Shay Castle has been covering Boulder for eight years. Her work has appeared in the Denver Post, Colorado Sun and New York Times. Shay launched Boulder Beat in 2019, with a desire to slow news down and dive deep into the issues that impact the community.
Colorado Working Families Party adopts positions on 2023 candidates and ballot initiatives. The Colorado Working Families mission is to empower people, organizations, and communities to build a multiracial and feminist populist movement that strengthens democracy and advances racial, social, and economic justice.