The next regular municipal election will be held on Nov. 5, 2013. Northglenn voters will elect a mayor and one councilmember from each of the city’s four wards. The mayor and councilmembers serve four-year terms, and the officers elected at the November 2013 election will assume office at the first meeting of the City Council following certification of election results by the city clerk. There may also be questions or issues on the ballot concerning the city.
To be eligible to run for the office of mayor or councilmember, individuals must meet the following criteria:
• Must be a U.S. Citizen
• Must be a registered voter
• Must be a resident of Northglenn for a minimum of one year immediately preceding the election
• Councilmember candidates must also be a resident of their respective ward for a minimum of 32 days immediately preceding nomination
• Must have no felony convictions
Each candidate must be nominated by petition with signatures from at least 25 registered electors residing within the ward for which the officer is to be elected, or from the city at-large for the office of mayor. Individuals must only circulate petitions that are provided by the City Clerk’s Office, and such petitions may only be circulated from Aug. 6, 2013, to Aug. 26, 2013. Petition forms will be available in the City Clerk’s Office on Aug. 6. Individuals must also file a Candidate Affidavit within 10 days of declaring candidacy. Nomination petitions must be submitted to the City Clerk’s Office by 5 p.m. Monday, Aug. 26.
Also, there are filing requirements that must be met when you declare your candidacy and either accept contributions or spend money in support of your candidacy.
Candidate Information Packets are available for those interested in running for municipal office. Copies of the Candidate Guidelines can be downloaded from this page or packets may be picked up from the City Clerk’s Office. The clerk’s office is located in City Hall at 11701 Community Center Drive, Northglenn, 80233 and is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. Anyone interested in becoming a candidate is encouraged to contact the City Clerk’s Office to provide your contact information so that the city may provide additional or updated election information, if needed.
If you are considering running for elected office, you may want to:
• Attend City Council meetings – regular meetings are held on the second and fourth Monday at 7 p.m. in Council Chambers at City Hall; study sessions are held on the first and third Monday at 6 p.m.
• Review the City Charter
• Examine the Municipal Code
• Look over the city’s budget document
• Familiarize yourself with election laws