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Running For Office

Qualifications for Municipal Office

People wishing to serve as an Aurora elected official must meet the following requirements:

  • Registered elector

  • Citizen of the United States

  • 21 years of age

  • Resident of Aurora for at least one year preceding the date of the election

  • If elected from a ward, a one-year resident and registered elector of that ward

  • Does not hold any other elective public office and is not a salaried employee of the City of Aurora

What ward do you reside in?  City of Aurora Ward Map
Which county do you reside in?  City of Aurora Political Districts Map 


nomination petition

Nomination Petitions

People wishing to run for municipal office must obtain from and file nomination petitions with the City Clerk. Click here for a complete set of instructions on obtaining and submitting nomination petitions.

    Mayor and At-Large Requirements
  • A minimum of one hundred (100) signatures of registered electors within the City is required
  • Candidates shall obtain signatures from registered electors residing anywhere within the City of Aurora
  • A registered elector may sign no more than TWO at-large candidate petitions
           City Council Ward Requirements
  • A minimum of fifty (50) signatures of registered electors within the City is required
  • Candidates shall obtain signatures from registered electors residing within their ward
  • A registered elector may sign only ONE ward candidate petition



political signs

Political Signs & Advertisements

Signs are regulated in a content-neutral manner to be consistent with the U.S. and Colorado Constitution, laws, and court decisions. Please examine Chapter 146-4 of the Unified Development Ordinance to make sure your signs are in compliance
with the provisions of the UDO.

Section 54-104.5 of the City Code outlines the provisions for disclaimers for political advertisements.


Campaign Finance Reporting

Candidates are required to understand and comply with the campaign finance regulations adopted by City Council.  Refer to the Campaign Finance portion of the website for additional information and to report your campaign finances.

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