Election Candidate FAQ

Election Candidate Frequently Asked Questions

  • General Municipal elections are held on the first Tuesday in April of odd-numbered years
  • All municipal elections are non-partisan with nomination by petition
  • The City Clerk is the designated election official for the City of Colorado Springs

What offices are up for election on April 2, 2019?

The Mayor and all three (3) City Councilmember At-Large seats are on the ballot.  Each office is a four-year term.

What district am I in?

Even though this is not a district election, you may want to verify you live within the City Limits.  We have a website that will use an address to find the City Council district.

City Council District Viewer

What are the eligibility requirements to run for Mayor or City Councilmember?

  • Must be a citizen of the United States of America;
  • Must be 25 years of age or older on the date of election;
  • Must have resided in the City of Colorado Springs for one-year immediately preceding the election date; and
  • Must be a registered elector of the City of Colorado Springs, Colorado.  Go to www.govotecolorado.com to verify voter registration.

How do I get on the ballot?

Nomination petitions will most-likely be made available in January 2019.  An election calendar will be published prior to the election that will establish the timeframe for circulation of nomination petitions.  Petitions will only be available directly from the City Clerk's Office.  You will be required to obtain at least 100 signatures from registered voters that reside in Colorado Springs.  In total, you will submit three documents to complete the candidate filing process.  All three of these will be provided by the City Clerk's Office in a candidate filing packet that will most-likely be made available in January 2019.

  • Nomination petition with 100 or more valid signatures
  • Affidavit of Independent Candidacy
  • Disclosure of Substantial Private Business Interests

What are financial reporting requirements for my campaign or committee?

The Colorado Springs Campaign Finance law governs the reporting requirements for campaign donations and expenditures.  Visit the Campaign Finance pages for more information.

What are the April 2, 2019 Campaign Finance reporting deadlines?

The reporting period deadlines will be published in an election calendar prior to the election.  Typically, reporting will start six months prior to the election.