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Commerce City municipal elections are conducted every two years, in odd-numbered years, on the first Tuesday in November. Both the mayor and councilors are elected to four-year terms. Terms of office begin while taking the oath of office at the organizational meeting held on the second Monday following certification of the election. 

The next municipal election will be in 2017.

Becoming a Candidate
Residents interested in elected office must meet the following requirements: 
  • Citizen of the United States 
  • 18 years of age or older 
  • City resident for at least 12 months preceding appointment 
  • Resident of ward (not applicable for at-large seats) for 25 days immediately preceding appointment 
  • Cannot be serving a felony conviction (including probation or parole)

To become a candidate, residents must file a notarized candidate affidavit and file with the city clerk within 10 days of publicly announcing their intent and either accepting a donation or expending funds in support of their candidacy. Candidates must submit completed nomination petitions, signed by at least 25 registered electors within the ward or city by 5 p.m. August 24 to be placed on the ballot. Nomination petitions are available 8 a.m. Tuesday, August 4.

View Ward maps

Learn more about the election process and past results

Voter Resources
Need to register? Moved and want to verify your information? Or perhaps serve as a county election clerk? Check out these resources for your election questions and needs.

Citizen-driven initiatives are part of the city's democratic process. The city clerk's office has guidelines consistent with state statute and city charter for residents interested in placing an issue on the ballot or recalling elected officials. Below are guidelines and sample templates.

Laura Bauer
City Clerk

7887 E. 60th Ave.
Commerce City, CO 80022

Ph: 303-289-3611
Fx: 303-227-8798