2023 Coordinated Election
November 7, 2023
12/6/2023 4:50 PM
City of Boulder Mayoral Candidates
Overview: As with all elections, it typically takes between 1-3 days after Election Day to process the bulk of ballots with the results being released in batches as they are processed (see Ballot Processing page for details).
In ranked choice voting with every batch of ballots processed, if necessary, the voting system conducts “instant runoffs” in rounds until a candidate receives more than 50% of the vote. However, just like with other contests, results can change when a new batch of ballots is added to the total. This means a candidate who appears to be in fourth (or third) (and seemingly “eliminated”) in the first batch of ballots processed may come in higher in the results when the next batch of ballots is added to the total.
For more information on how to understand the results reported below, please review our City of Boulder - Results Reporting explainer page.