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Candidate Information

Northglenn City Council Election Information
The following offices will be elected at the Nov. 7, 2023 regular municipal election:
        Mayor - 4-year term
        Ward 1 Council member - 4-year term
        Ward 2 Council member - 4-year term
        Ward 3 Council member - 4-year term
        Ward 3 Council member - 2-year term
        Ward 4 Council member - 4-year term
        Ward 4 Council member - 2-year term

How to Become a Candidate
  • A person becomes a candidate when they publicly announce their intention to seek election to public office and thereafter receives a contribution or makes an expenditure in support of the candidacy.
  • File a Candidate Affidavit with the Northglenn City Clerk's Office within 10 days of becoming a candidate.
  • Register a Candidate Committee prior to accepting any contributions/donations in support of the candidacy.
  • Review the 2023 Candidate Guide (Currently being updated)
  • Review the Campaign and Political Finance Manual from the Colorado Secretary of State.

Candidate Qualifications
To be eligible to run for City Council or mayor, 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
  • Must also be a resident of their respective ward for a minimum of 32 days immediately preceding nomination
  • Must have no felony convictions
Municipal elections are nonpartisan, which means candidates do not run under a party label.  Accordingly, the City does not collect information regarding any candidate's party affiliation.

Getting Your Name on the Ballot
In order to have your name listed on the ballot as a candidate, a nomination petition containing at least 25 valid signatures must be filed with the City Clerk's Office during the filing period.
  • Nomination petitions will be available from the City Clerk's Office closer to August.
  • Nomination petitions can only be circulated for signatures from August 8 to August 28.
  • Petitions must contain at least 25 valid signatures from registered voters within your ward to be considered sufficient. Petitions for mayoral candidates must contain at least 25 valid signatures from registered voters within the City to be considered sufficient.
  • The deadline to submit a signed nomination petition to the City Clerk's Office is 5:00 p.m. on Monday, August 28.

Write-in Candidates

Individuals wanting to run as a write-in candidate must file a Write-in Candidate Affidavit with the City Clerk's Office.  Votes for write-in candidates are only counted if the individual has filed a Write-in Candidate Affidavit by the deadline. Write-in candidates are required to comply with all election rules including campaign finance reporting.

Candidate Resources

If you are considering running for elected office, you may want to:

Campaign Finance

Candidates and organizations seeking to participate in a City election must be registered with the City Clerk's Office and must file campaign finance forms and reports by required deadlines.

Candidates and committees may access the necessary campaign finance forms below. You may use the forms in PDF format to download and fill in by hand or use the electronic Excel files provided.

Committee Registration   PDF file
A New Committee Registration form must be filed with the City Clerk's Office prior to a candidate accepting any contributions.
Report of Contributions and Expenditures   Excel file    PDF file
For use by a candidate committee or other committee that has accepted contributions, including non-monetary contributions. Expenditures made by the committee, loans, returned contributions, and refunded expenditures are also reported on this form.
Statement of Personal Expenditures by a Candidate   Excel file    PDF file
For use by a candidate who does not have a candidate committee, has only expended personal funds, and has not accepted or received any contributions or non-monetary contributions.
Report of No Contributions and No Expenditures   PDF file
For use by a candidate who has not received any contributions and has not made any expenditures.

Campaign reports, including contact information on such reports, are considered open records and will be made available for public inspection. Colorado law mandates a $50 per day penalty for campaign finance reports not filed by the required deadline.
Johanna Small

City Clerk