- Candidate Nomination Petitions were picked up and circulated beginning Tuesday, August 8th, 2023 and were turned in to the City Clerk's Office no later than 5:00:00 p.m. on Monday, August 28th.
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2023 City Council, Clerk, and Treasurer Candidates
District I Candidates City Clerk
Clarence Fullard James "Steve" Kirkpatrick
Gretchen "Jenny" Snell
District II Candidate
District III Candidate City Treasurer
Korey Stites Chris Miller
District IV Candidates
|August 8 (Tuesday)||First day to circulate candidate petitions.
(91 days before the election)
|August 28 (Monday||Last day to circulate candidate petitions. Due to City Clerk by 5:00:00 p.m.
(Close of business. No later than the 71st day before the election)
|August 31 (Thursday)||Last day to cure petitions. (67th day before the election)||C.R.S. 1-4-805|
|September 5 (Tuesday)||Last day to file an affidavit of intent to run as a write in candidate.
(Close of business on 64th day before the election)
|September 5, 2023
||Lot Drawing for Ballot Placement of Names. 10:00 a.m.
(City Council Chambers)
|Wednesday Sept. 27
||Candidate Forum From 6-8 p.m. (City Council Chambers)
Hosted by the Jefferson County League of Women Voters and the City of Wheat Ridge
|September 22 (Friday)||Last day to file pro/con statements (re: TABOR questions)|
|October 16 (Monday)||Mail Ballot will be mailed to all eligible voters.||C.R.S. 1-7.5-107(3)(a) and C.R.S. 1-1-106(4)|
|October 27 (Friday)||First Candidate Finance Report Due (11 days before election)||C.R.S. 1-45-108(2)(a)(II)|
|October 30 (Monday)||Vote centers open for in person services. Last day to return ballots by mail to be sure it arrives at the County by 7pm on Nov. 7. Remember that POSTMARKS DO NOT COUNT.||C.R.S. 1-7.5-107(4.5)(a)(III),(c)
SOS Rule 7.9.1
|November, December 2023|
|November 7 (Tuesday)||Election Day - VSPC's open 7am - close 7pm
Ballots must be in county possession by 7pm.
|November 24 (Friday)||Last day for the Canvass Board to complete the canvass and submit
official abstract of votes cast for the Coordinated Election to the Secretary
of State. (No later than 17 days after the election)
|November 26 (Thursday)||Publish election results after canvass.||C.R.S. 1-10.5-102|
|December 7 (Thursday)||Post-Election Second Candidate Finance Report Due.
(30 days after election) Municipal Code 7-6(b)
CANDIDATE & COMMITTEE RESOURCES
- Municipal Code
- Fair Campaign Practices Act
- LLC Contribution Rules
- Council District Map
- CML Municipal Candidate Guide
- Colorado Secretary of State Campaign and Political Finance Manual (October 2016)
Book Resources (available for check-out from the Clerk's Office):
- "How to Get Elected to Public Office"
- "How to Stay Elected in Public Office"
- "CML Elected Official's Starter Kit" (incl. webinars on CD)