Campaign Forms and Submitted Reports
Candidates and organizations seeking to participate in an election in the city of Lakewood must be registered with the City Clerk's Office and must file campaign finance forms and reports by required deadlines.
Access the latest submitted campaign reports, candidate affidavits, and committee registrations.
Any person that has publicly announced an intention to seek election to public office, OR has received a contribution, OR has made an expenditure in support of the candidacy, is a candidate.
Once you become a candidate for public office, you must file a candidate affidavit.
Within 10 days after an individual becomes a candidate and before circulating any petition, such individual shall certify, by affidavit filed with the City Clerk, that the candidate is familiar with the provisions of Chapter 2.54 of the Lakewood Municipal Code.
A candidate committee is a person, including the candidate, or persons with the common purpose of receiving contributions or making expenditures under the authority of a candidate. A contribution to a candidate shall be deemed a contribution to the candidate’s candidate committee. A candidate shall have only one candidate committee. A candidate committee shall be considered open and active until affirmatively closed by the candidate or by action of the City Clerk. All candidate committees shall register with the City Clerk within ten days after accepting any contribution or making any expenditure.
This form can be used for 527 Political Committees, Candidate Committees, Independent Expenditure Committees, Issue Committees, Political Committees and a Small Donor Committee, as defined in Lakewood Municipal Code Title 2, Chapter 2.54, titled Campaign and Political Finance in Municipal Elections.
Gifts and Honoraria
Open disclosure law in Colorado imposes reporting requirements on every incumbent in or candidate elected to public office who receives particular gifts, honoraria, and other benefits, as defined in CRS § 24-6-203 (2), on or before Jan. 15, April 15, July 15, and Oct. 15 of each year, a report covering the period since the last report.
Contributions and Expenditures
All committees must report all contributions received and all expenditures made as defined in Lakewood Municipal Code Title 2, Chapter 2.54, titled Campaign and Political Finance in Municipal Elections.
The City Clerk shall impose a penalty for each day a report is filed late per Chapter 2.54.050 (C) Campaign and Political Finance in Municipal Elections of the Lakewood Municipal Code and Rule #13 of the City Clerk Rules and Regulations.
Limited Liability Company Contribution (LLC)
The in Lakewood Municipal Code Title 2, Chapter 2.54.030, Section G, titled Limited Liability Companies, governs the types of contributions that can be accepted from Limited Liability Companies and how such donations are required to be reported.
Any person who believes that a violation of this Chapter has occurred may file a written complaint with the City Clerk no later than one hundred twenty (120) days after the date of filing of the report containing the alleged violation. To file the complaint, please download and complete our form and email to the City Clerk's Office.