Complete the following steps by Aug. 23 to have your name certified to appear on the November ballot

Community members are encouraged to consider running for Boulder City Council in the Nov. 2 election. There are five seats up for election this year.

1) Review qualifications to run for council

  • Be a citizen of the U.S.
  • Be 21-years of age or older
  • Have resided in the City of Boulder for one year immediately prior to the date of the election
  • Have not been elected to three or more terms as a city council member
  • Be a qualified elector as defined by the laws of the State of Colorado

2) Fill out paperwork and take the oath

Visit the City Clerk’s Office at the Municipal Building, 1777 Broadway, to fill out initial paperwork with the election administrator and get your voter registration information verified. The office is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays.

The election administrator will create your nomination petition at this time. You will then take an oath and sign your paperwork. The entire process typically takes about 15 minutes.

3) Gather signatures

Your nomination petition form is now ready for signing. Each candidate needs 25, no more than 35, registered electors to sign the form to be certified to appear on the November ballot. Signatures must be received by Aug. 23 at 5 p.m.

The petition remains at the City Clerk’s Office at all times and petition signers must come to the office from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays to sign petitions.

For more information about running for council, visit the city’s election webpage.