How To Run For Office In Colorado

Each state has its own set of rules and regulations that would-be candidates must comply with in order to appear on a ballot for political office. Below you would find some helpful resources, information, and links on running for office in the State of Colorado.
How to run for political office in Colorado

There are three ways for a would-be candidate to get their name on a ballot in the State of Colorado. You can join a state-recognized political party, run as an independent, or run as a write-in candidate. Colorado also has signature requirements for candidates in order for your name to appear on a ballot. The following link goes into more detail on the process of becoming a political candidate in the State of Colorado. Learn More

Term Limits In Colorado

Governor – Two Consecutive Terms
Lieutenant Governor – Two Consecutive Terms
State Senator – 8 Years in either Senate or House
State Representatives – 8 Years in either Senate or House

Filing Deadline: 3/17/2020

For more information contact:

Colorado Secretary of State

elections@sos.state.co.us

Telephone: 303-894-2200

1700 Broadway Denver, Colorado 80290

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