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Election Day is Nov. 5, 2019

2019 Candidate Calendar

Municipal Elections in the City of Westminster are non-partisan, meaning candidates for office do not declare a party affiliation on the ballot. All offices on the ballot are elected at-large; that is, the city consists of one ward. All elected officials serve 4-year terms, beginning on Monday, Nov. 11, 2019 at 8 p.m.

OFFICES ON THE BALLOT:

  • Three City Councillor seats –  the three candidates receiving the highest number of votes are elected.

CERTIFIED CANDIDATES

DECLARED CANDIDATES

ELIGIBILITY FOR OFFICE:

  • United States Citizen.
  • Resident of the City of Westminster for at least one (1) year prior to the last day for filing nomination petition.
  • Registered elector of the City of Westminster on the last day for filing nomination petition and throughout tenure of office.

HOW TO BECOME A CANDIDATE:

  • A person is a candidate for election if the person has publicly announced an intention to seek election to public office, and thereafter has received a contribution or made an expenditure in support of the candidacy.
  • File a Candidate Affidavit with the City Clerk’s Office within 10 days of becoming a candidate and before circulating nominating petitions.
  • File a Committee Registration Form with the City Clerk’s Office within 10 days of accepting any contribution or making any expenditure.
  • Download the Candidate Packet and read it entirely.
  • Download and read the Campaign and Political Finance Manual published by the Colorado Secretary of State.
  • Download and read the pertinent sections of the Colorado Revised Statutes regarding elections:  Title 31, Article 10-11, Title 1

GETTING ON THE BALLOT:

  • Obtain the official Nomination Petition and Instructions from the City Clerk's Office - available starting Monday, August 5, 2019.
  • Collect 25 valid signatures from Westminster electors between Aug. 6-26, 2019. It is strongly recommended that candidates collect at least 50 signatures to account for signatures that may be invalidated.
  • Submit the petition to the City Clerk’s office by no later than 6 p.m. on Aug.26, 2019.
  • If you have any questions, call the City Clerk’s Office at 303-658-2161. 

 View past election results

Campaign Finance Reports

Voter Information

You may obtain a voter registration form online or by visiting the City Clerk's office at City Hall.  You must be 18 years of age, a United States citizen and a resident of Colorado for 30 days prior to the election. Registration forms must be submitted to the appropriate County Clerk's office. Each office's address and phone number is listed on the back of the registration form.

Jefferson County Voters Information - Jefferson County Election website or call the Jefferson County Clerk’s office at 303-271-8111.

Adams County Voters Information – Adams County Election website or call the Adams County Clerk’s office at 720-523-6500.

Register

Register to vote, verify your voter registration status, or change your address by visiting the state's website.

Political Signs

  • Political signs DO NOT require permits.
  • Under NO circumstances should political signage of any type, size or scale be placed in the public right-of-way, or positioned in such a way as to cause unsafe blind spots or visual distractions for motorists.
  • Political signs MAY NOT be of any type of sign that is expressly forbidden in Section 11-11-5 of the Westminster Municipal Code (for example, a sign erected with moving parts or flashing lights).
  • Political signs must be placed at least 100 feet away from a polling place, but not on a public right-of-way.
  • Political signs MAY NOT be placed on or over any public property.
  • Please contact the City Clerk at 303-658-2161 for more information.