general Ballot

ballot access for el paso county candidates

Primary Ballot

Minor Party and Unaffiliated Candidate Petition – General Ballot

  1. Candidates for minor political party or for partisan public offices who are unaffiliated may be nominated by petition (CRS 1-4-802).

  2. Please contact the El Paso County Election Department at 719-575-8683 for more information regarding timelines, sample petition packets, required signatures, etc.

If you are considering running for an office higher than the county level in 2018, please contact your political party and/or the Colorado Secretary of State for information and procedures.


Political Party Contacts 


Colorado Secretary of State
1700 Broadway, Suite 200
Denver, CO 80290
303-894-2200


Political Party Candidate Nomination – Primary Ballot


  1. Please contact your political party for more information regarding political party nominations and the assembly process.

  Registered voters as of Jan 2, 2018 - 453,901 | 374,474 Active Voters  

Write-in Candidate

Political Party Candidate Petition – Primary Ballot

  1. Candidates for political party nomination may also be placed on the Primary Election ballot by petition (CRS 1-4-801).

  2. No person who attempted and failed to receive at least ten percent of the votes for nomination of a political party assembly for a particular office shall be placed in nomination by petition of the political party for the same office (CRS 1-4-801).

  3. Please contact the El Paso County Election Department at 719-575-8683 for more information regarding timelines, sample petition packets, required signatures, etc.

Write-In Candidate – Primary or General Ballot

  1. A person who wished to be a write-in candidate for an office in an election may do so by filing a Write-In Candidate Affidavit of intent (CRS 1-4-1101).

  2. No person who has been defeated as a candidate in a primary election shall be eligible for election to the same office by ballot or as a write-in candidate in the next general election unless the party vacancy committee nominates that person (CRS 1-4-105).

 

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