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Municipal Election

Westminster City Council Election Information and Resources

The next regular municipal election will be held Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021.

2021 Election Calendar - Candidates   2021 Municipal Filing Calendar

Current List of 2021 Municipal Election Candidates

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 2021 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

ELIGIBILITY

Per Westminster City Charter, § 5.1:

  • Resident of the City for at least one (1) year immediately prior to the last day for filing original nomination petitions for such office (August 23, 2021). 
  • Qualified and registered elector of the City on the last day for filing original nomination petition (August 23, 2021), and throughout tenure of office.
  • No person shall be eligible for any elective office when in default to the City or to any other governmental unit of the State. 
  • Each candidate for elective office shall file with his or her petition an affidavit that the candidate possesses the qualifications for such office.  Failure to file such affidavit shall invalidate the petition. 
  • No elective officer may be appointed to any City office or be employed by the City during the term of office for which he or she was elected or for two (2) years thereafter, provided that after the expiration of the term of office the person may be appointed as a member of an independent board or commission or fill a vacancy in the position of Councillor.

Current Candidate Affidavits submitted for the 2021 election:

2021 Mayoral Candidates:

  • Nancy McNally filed an Affidavit for Mayor on Sept. 15, 2020. McNally for Mayor committee formed Sept. 15, 2020.
  • Anita Seitz filed an Affidavit for Mayor on Jan. 13, 2021. Anita for Westminster formed Jan. 13, 2021.
  • Austin Watts filed an Affidavit for Mayor on Feb. 10, 2021. Watts for Westminster formed Feb. 10, 2021.

2021 Councillor Candidates:

GETTING ON THE BALLOT:

  • Obtain the official Nomination Petition and Instructions from the City Clerk's Office (Available beginning Aug. 2, 2021).
  • Circulation of Nomination Petitions may begin on Aug. 3, 2021.  No signatures may be collected prior to this date.
  • Collect 25 valid signatures from Westminster electors. It is strongly recommended that candidates collect more than the minimum required to account for signatures that may be invalidated.
  • Submit the petition to the City Clerk’s office by the deadline - Aug. 23, 2021 at 6 p.m.
  • If you have any questions, call the City Clerk’s Office at 303-658-2161.

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.