What you need to know about the Colorado Springs mayoral run-off election on Tuesday

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A voter drops off their ballot at the Centennial Hall drop box in downtown Colorado Springs on Tuesday, April 4, 2023.

Colorado Springs voters will choose between the top two finishers from the April election, Wayne Williams and Yemi Mobolade this week. That's because none of the twelve mayoral candidates got more than 50 percent of the vote in the April election.

KRCC spoke in-depth with both candidates about their plans for the city, if they win. Managing Editor Andrea Chalfin also helped moderate a forum between Mobolade and Williams.

Colorado Springs City Clerk Sarah Johnson said that because this is a separate election from the one in April, a new ballot must be cast for in order for it to count. All active, registered voters are eligible to vote again, regardless of whether they voted in the April election. 

Ballots for this mayoral runoff election were mailed to every eligible, active voter living within Colorado Springs city limits in late April and were sent to the address listed on voter registration records.

There is no in-person voting for this election and the deadline has passed to send a ballot in by mail. To be counted, ballots must be placed in an official drop box by 7 p.m. on May 16.

Fast facts

  • Colorado Springs voters are choosing a new mayor in a run-off election between the top two finishers from the April election, Wayne Williams and Yemi Mobolade.
  • Election day is Tuesday, May 16. 
  • Ballots will only be accepted in a 24/7 ballot drop-off box. It is too late to send a ballot in by mail.
  • Residents with disabilities may cast their votes with the assistance of special equipment at the city clerk’s office, 30 S. Nevada Ave., Suite 101, Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

When will we know who wins?

According to the city clerk's office, unofficial results of the City Election will be posted on the city's website with initial unofficial results likely to be available by 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 16. Additional updates to the unofficial results will be posted throughout the evening until all ballots have been counted.

KRCC will also make results available on our website.