Become a Candidate

Candidate Eligibility

From the Colorado Election Code C.R.S. 31-10-301 (PDF):
  • "Every registered elector eighteen years of age or older on the date of the election may be a candidate and hold office in any municipality, unless another age is required by local charter or ordinance, if he has resided in the municipality or municipality and ward, as the case may be, from which he is to be elected for a period of at least twelve consecutive months immediately preceding the date of the election."

Resident Status

A "residence" is defined in C.R.S. 31 10, 201 (3)(a) as:
  • "The residence of a person is the principal or primary home or place of abode of a person. Principal or primary home or place of abode is that home or place in which his habitation is fixed and to which a person, whenever he is absent, has the present intention of returning after a departure or absence there from, regardless of the duration of absence. In determining what is a principal or primary place of abode of a person, the following circumstances relating to such person may be taken into account: Business pursuits, employment, income sources, residence for income or other tax purposes, age, marital status, residence of parents, spouse, and children, if any, leaseholds, sites of personal and real property, and motor vehicle registration. A candidate must be registered to vote in the Town of Monument prior to submitting his signed affidavit and nomination petition."

Candidate Nominations

Nominations are made via signed petition. A nomination petition may be signed
by any elector registered in Monument. Ten signatures from Monument-registered electors are required, however an elector may sign only as many petitions as there are contended seats. Petition forms are prepared by the Town Clerk.