Elections

shutterstock_552864952-interior-page-banner

Municipal Elections

Regular City of Castle Pines elections are held in November of each odd-numbered year on the date to coincide with the election date of the Douglas County coordinated election.  All municipal elections shall be non-partisan and no municipal ballot shall contain language referring to any political party affiliation.  The City Clerk is the Designated Election Official for the City of Castle Pines.

The next General Election will be held on November 2, 2021.

Nomination Petitions will be available in the City Office starting August 3, 2021.  All completed Nomination Petitions must be submitted to the City Clerk no later than 4:30 p.m. on August 23, 2021.

*The City of Castle Pines has Colorado Notary on staff and appointments can be made by emailing Makenna.Shaw@castlepinesco.gov

2021 Election Calendar

 

 

Register to Vote

Register to vote in person at the Douglas County Elections Office, or head to www.govotecolorado.com.  You can verify your registration information, register online, or update your current registration with a new address on the state website.

Register to Vote

Search Your Council District

close up of flag & desks

Qualifications to Run For City Council

  • Must be a registered elector (voter) of the City of Castle Pines in the District they wish to represent
  • Must have lived in City of Castle Pines for at least one year immediately preceding the election
  • Must maintain their primary residence in the City of Castle Pines and in the District they wish to represent throughout the term of office
  • May not be an employee of the City of Castle Pines during their term of office
  • May not hold any other elective position (whether elected or appointed) for a federal, state, county, or municipal governmental entity (including a new charter commission)
  • How do I get my name on the ballot to run for City Council?

Circulate a Nomination Petition and get 25 signatures of registered electors (voters) in the City of Castle Pines District you wish to represent.

Qualifications to Run For Mayor

  • Must be a registered elector (voter) of the City of Castle Pines
  • Must have lived in City of Castle Pines for at least one year immediately preceding the election
  • Must maintain their primary residence in the City of Castle Pines  throughout the term of office
  • May not be an employee of the City of Castle Pines during their term of office
  • May not hold any other elective position (whether elected or appointed) for a federal, state, county, or municipal governmental entity (including a new charter commission)
  • How do I get my name on the ballot to run for Mayor?

Circulate a Nomination Petition and get 25 signatures of registered electors (voters) of the City of Castle Pines.

*For more information regarding running for Mayor or City Council, please email Makenna.Shaw@castlepinesco.gov

 

Nomination Petition Information:

  • Are only available at the City Office beginning August 3, 2021 (there is no downloadable petition)
  • There can only be one circulator per petition packet
  • Do not make copies of Nomination Petitions
  • Do not remove staples or disassemble Nomination Petitions
  • Circulators must personally observe the signing of the petition by the registered elector
  • Signers should use ink, preferably blue or black
  • Signers must be registered to vote prior to signing any Nomination Petitions
  • Signers may only sign their own name and not sign for anyone else
  • Signers may sign only one petition for a candidate in a specific position (may sign one Mayor Petition or one Council Member petition).  If a registered elector’s signature appears on more than one petition for a specific position, all such signatures by that registered elector shall be rejected
  • Signers must complete all sections on the petition form
  • Signers must use the same name that is shown in the voter registration records (for example, if I registered as John Johnson I cannot sign as Buck Johnson)
  • Signers must list a current street address (No P.O. Boxes accepted)
  • If any changes are made by the signer, the signer must initial them
  • The Affidavit of Circulator must be completed and signed by the circulator in the presence of a notary*
  • The Acceptance/Affidavit of Nominated Candidate must be completed by the candidate and signed in the presence of a notary*
  • All completed Nomination Petitions must be submitted by 4:30 p.m. on August 23, 2021

FAQs:

When can I circulate a Nomination Petition?

Petitions may be obtained in the City Office beginning August 3, 2021 and may be circulated through August 23, 2021

Can I get Nomination Petitions early?

No, you may only pull petitions beginning August 3rd

When are Nomination Petitions due?

All petitions are due back in the City Office no later than 4:30 p.m. on August 23, 2021

Can I turn in my Nomination Petitions late or get an extension on the deadline?

No, absolutely no late submissions will be accepted

Do I have to circulate the Nomination Petitions myself?

No, you can have others help you, but only one circulator per petition.  You may pull multiple petitions from the City office, if you have multiple circulators

Can I turn in my completed Nomination Petition before the August 23rd deadline?

Yes, turning your Nomination Petition early may give you more time to collect more signatures in case any of your signatures are rejected

Can I make copies of Nomination Petitions?

No, if you need more petitions, please get them from the City Office

Can I remove the staples or take apart a Nomination Petition?

No, Nomination Petitions that have had the staples removed or were disassembled will not be accepted

What is the next step after the nomination petitions are returned and all other qualifications met?

The City Clerk will contact you to inform you of the next steps. You will likely need to complete additional forms including but not limited to the Candidate Affidavit, Committee Registration, and Submission of Report of Contribution and Expenditure. For more information on next steps, review the 2021 Election Calendar.

pexels-pixabay-221164

Contact

Tobi Basile

City Clerk