Become a Candidate

Candidate Eligibility


Per C.R.S. 31-10-301, in order to be eligible to run for municipal office you must meet the following requirements: 
  • Registered as an elector in the State of Colorado
  • At least eighteen years of age on the date of the election 
  • Resided in the municipality from which he/she is to be elected for a period of at least twelve consecutive months immediately preceding the date of the election

Candidate Nominations


Municipal candidates are nominated "at large", without regard to political party affiliation or geographic location within the Town of Monument. Nomination petitions may be obtained from the Town Clerk during normal business hours starting on January 2, 2018. Candidates may circulate their own petition or have others circulate petitions on their behalf. However, each nomination petition can only be circulated by one person. Nomination petitions must contain at least ten signatures of registered electors residing in the Town of Monument. The name and address of the signers must match voter registration records provided by the Secretary of State and County Clerk and Recorder in order to be counted. Registered electors may sign only as many petitions as there are contended seats. Nomination petitions must be received by the Town Clerk by close of business on January 22, 2018. 

Candidate Information

Please download the 2018 Candidate Information Packet for use as a guideline throughout your candidacy.  This packet includes a Candidate Election Calendar that outlines deadlines for nomination, the filing of FCPA reports, and other critical dates and time-frames.