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Candidate Information

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Municipal elections in Colorado are "nonpartisan," meaning candidates do not run for election on a designated party ticket. 



  • Be 21 years old
  • Be a citizen of the United States
  • Be 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 election years


Things to do:


Read 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 Clerk.


Candidate Affidavit

  • Must be submitted within ten days after an individual becomes a candidate and before circulating any petitions.
  • 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 candidacy.

Committee Registration Form

  • All candidate committees shall register with the City Clerk within ten days after accepting any contribution or making any expenditure.

Contribution & Expenditures Report

  • 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:



Candidates must comply with 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.

All election documents submitted to the City of Lakewood are subject to the Colorado Open Records Act and may be open to public inspection, except as provided in the act itself (C.R.S. 24-72-201 to 24-72-309).

Contact Information:

City Clerk's Office
Civic Center South
480 S. Allison Pkwy
Lakewood, CO 80226
Direct: 303-987-7080

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