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Run for city council in the 2019 municipal election

CANDIDATE INFORMATION SESSION SET FOR AUGUST 7

Post Date:07/31/2019 2:30 PM

Turn your ideas for the community into action and run for city council in the 2019 municipal election. The city’s nine council members create the vision for Commerce City, pass laws, and review and approve the annual budget. On Nov. 5, voters will elect the Mayor and council members for Ward II, Ward IV, and two at-large representatives.

Commerce City will host an information session for potential candidates on Wednesday, August 7 at 6 p.m. at the civic center, 7887 E. 60th Ave. While not mandatory, the meeting will provide all candidates information about municipal government and elections.

Regular city council meetings take place on the first and third Mondays of each month, while the second and fourth Mondays consist of study sessions allowing for a more in-depth discussion of topics. All meetings start at 6 p.m. Council members also regularly participate in city events and serve on boards and commissions.

Residents interested in elected office must meet the following requirements:

  • Must be a citizen of the United States
  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Must be a resident of Commerce City for at least 12 months preceding the appointment
  • Must be a resident of the ward (not applicable for at-large seats) for 25 days immediately preceding the appointment
  • Cannot be serving a felony conviction (including probation or parole)

To become a candidate, residents must file a notarized candidate affidavit with the city clerk within 10 days of publicly announcing the intent to seek election. To be placed on the ballot, candidates must submit a nomination petition, signed by at least 25 registered voters within the ward or city by 5 p.m. on August 26. Nomination petitions are available starting at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, August 6 at the city clerk’s office at the civic center, 7887 E. 60th Ave.

To learn more or view the election calendar with important dates, visit c3gov.com/elections. Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 5.

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