Municipal elections in Colorado are
"nonpartisan," meaning candidates do not run for election on a designated party
HOW DO I BECOME A CANDIDATE?
- Be 21 years old
- Be a citizen of the United States
a registered voter in the City of Lakewood
- Be a resident of Lakewood for at least 12 consecutive months preceding the date of the election and a resident of the ward you wish to represent. Any person elected to office must
continue to live within the ward from which he or she was elected throughout
the term of office.
- Complete a candidate packet (available in
Things to do:
and understand the Lakewood Municipal Code, Chapter 2.54, titled Campaign
and Political Finance in Municipal Elections and the Campaign
Finance Rules & Regulations as set forth by the Lakewood City
- Must be submitted within
ten days after an individual becomes a candidate and before circulating any
- A person is a candidate for election if the person has
publicly announced an intention to seek election to public office, or has
received a contribution or made an expenditure in support of the
Committee Registration Form
- All candidate
committees shall register with the City Clerk within ten days after accepting
any contribution or making any expenditure.
- All committees must report all contributions
received and all expenditures made as defined in Lakewood Municipal Code,
Chapter 2.54, titled Campaign and Political Finance in Municipal Elections and
as further defined in the Campaign Finance Rules & Regulations.
All forms can be found on the City of Lakewood's website at www.lakewood.org/financereporting.
Candidates must comply with
Sign Regulations and the City of Lakewood guidelines relating to the distribution of campaign literature.
If you have any questions, please call
the City Clerk's Office at 303-987-7080.