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Running for Office

Running for Office

Federal & State Offices

Visit the Colorado Secretary of State website for information about running for federal and state offices in Colorado. This includes information on CU Regent, District Attorney, RTD Board of Directors, and Board of Education positions.

County Offices

The following county offices are up for election in 2020:

  • County Commissioner, District 1 and District 2

Note: County commissioners are elected at-large, however, they must reside in the commissioner district.

There are four ways a candidate for county office may access the ballot:

  1. Political party candidate nomination
  2. Political party candidate petition
  3. Unaffiliated candidate petition
  4. Write-in Affidavit

Review the County Candidate Information Guide for information about ballot access and requirements.

Note: For candidates planning to run for office in 2020, January 2, 2020 is the:

  • Last day to affiliate with a major or minor party in order to run as a party candidate in the primary (either through nomination or petition).
  • Last day to register as unaffiliated, in order to be placed in nomination (by petition) as an unaffiliated candidate.

Review Colorado Revised Statutes for complete qualification requirements and ballot access information:

In order to declare candidacy, a candidate affidavit must be filed on the Colorado Secretary of State’s TRACER website within 10 days of becoming a candidate. You may also visit the TRACER website for campaign finance obligations or call 303-894-2200, Ext. 6383, for more details.

Municipal Offices

Contact the municipality for municipal office and campaign finance information. Contact the municipality to find out which seats are up for election in 2020.

Municipal Clerk Contact Information
Lafayette303-665-5588 ext. 1227
Lyons303-823-6622 ext. 12
Nederland303-258-3266 ext. 23

School Districts

Contact school districts for information regarding school board positions.
Contact the Colorado Secretary of State’s Office for campaign finance information.

School District Contacts
Boulder Valley303-447-1010
St. Vrain Valley303-776-6200
Secretary of State303-894-2200 ext. 6383

Special Districts

Contact the Department of Local Affairs for information on Board of Director positions.
Contact the Colorado Secretary of State’s Office for campaign finance information.

Contact Us

Elections Division


303-413-7728 (Fax)


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Boulder: 1750 33rd Street
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Lafayette: 1376 Miners Drive
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