Candidate Guidelines

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Notice regarding changes to the Longmont Fair Campaign Practices Act

March 20, 2019 - Anyone considering running for office for a City of Longmont municipal seat should be aware that the Longmont Fair Campaign Practices Act (the local laws governing campaigns and contributions and the associated disclosures - otherwise known as the LFCPA) is under revision by the Longmont City Council. 

  • For information on the proposed changes, please watch the March 19, 2019 City Council meeting video
  • The revised ordinance is scheduled to come before City Council on April 9, 2019 as part of the Consent Agenda
  • The revised ordinance is scheduled to be on public hearing upon second reading on April 23, 2019

City Council Eligibility

  • Must be a citizen of the United States of America
  • Must be 21 years of age or older
  • Must be a qualified elector for at least a year
  • Must have resided in the City of Longmont for one-year immediately preceding the election date
  • Must reside within the ward applying for, if elected for a Ward seat

The Regular Municipal Election for the City of Longmont will be held on November 5, 2019.  There will be four council seats open for this election:

  • Mayor (two-year term expiring 11/21)
  • Ward I (four-year term expiring 11/23)
  • Ward III (four-year term expiring 11/23)
  • At-Large (four-year term expiring 11/23)

Residents of Longmont who are interested in running for election to these vacant City Council seats must file a Candidate Affidavit within ten days of announcing their candidacy publicly.  In order to be on the ballot, candidates must circulate a nomination petition. Nomination petitions must contain the appropriate number of signatures for the particular seat and be signed by Longmont residents who are registered to vote, and who reside within the specific Ward, if for a Ward seat.

Required petition signature numbers:

  • Candidates for At-Large positions (including Mayor) must have petitions signed by not fewer than fifty (50) qualified electors.
  • Candidates for Ward positions must have petitions signed by not fewer than twenty-five (25) qualified electors from the Ward in which the candidate is seeking election.

First day for candidates to begin circulating petitions:  Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Candidate Petitions due to City Clerk: Monday, August 26, 2019 by 5:00 p.m.

Candidate forms:

  • Candidate Information Packet
  • Nomination Petition (revised petitions will be updated in early 2019 and posted to the web)
  • Candidate Affidavit (file within 10 days of publicly announcing your candidacy)
  • Candidate Committee Statement of Organization (file before taking any contributions)
  • Campaign Reporting forms (These forms will all need to be updated after the changes to the LFCPA are finalized. Please contact our office if you need a particular form in advance of the updates)

Please contact the City Clerk's office at (303) 651-8649 if you have questions or need assistance.



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