Should I Run?  A memo providing general information about life as an elected official in the City of Centennial, outlining the duties and responsibilities of the City of Centennial’s Elected Officials.

Eligibility: Candidates must meet the following criteria pursuant to the Centennial Home Rule Charter:

  • Must be a citizen of the United States;
  • Must be at least 18 years of age by the date of the election;
  • Must be a registered voter by the time of the candidate’s nomination (Candidates can register to vote before turning 18, as long as they will be 18 years of age by Election Day)
  • Must be a primary resident of the City of Centennial for a period of at least 12 consecutive months immediately preceding the election.  If you are a City Council Candidate, you must also be a primary resident of your District for at least 12 consecutive months immediately preceding the election;
  • May not be an employee of the City of Centennial;
  • If elected, may not, during his or her term,
    • be employed by the City or perform compensated services for the City (other than the compensation for the role as elected official
    • hold any other elective office with a federal, state, county or municipal governmental entity, including an office on any new charter commission

Candidate Information (FCPA Forms)

Report of Contributions and Expenditures
Candidate Statement of Non-Receipt Contributions
Statement of Personal Expenditures by a Candidate

2017 Candidate Packet:  A general guide for candidates for elective office in the City of Centennial offering helpful information and the election process.

Section 1
Section 2
2017 Election Calendar
City of Centennial’s Campaign and Political Finance Disclosure Manual
Candidate Affidavit
Candidate Committee Registration Form
FCPA Report of Contributions and Expenditures
Major Contribution Report
Non-Receipt of Contributions and Non-Expenditure of Funds
Personal Expenditures by Candidate

**Paper Packets available by contacting the City Clerk’s Office

Getting on the Ballot

Petitions: Each City Council candidate must be nominated by a petition signed by at least 50 registered electors residing within the District from which the Council candidate is to be elected.  Mayoral candidates must be nominated by a petition signed by at least 100 registered electors residing within the City of Centennial.

Only petition forms obtained directly from the City Clerk’s office may be circulated.  Blank petition forms may not be copied for the purpose of obtaining additional signatures or to give to other candidates.  Petition forms from the City Clerk’s office may not be disassembled.  Petitions will be available in the City Clerk’s office at 8 a.m. the first day of circulation listed in the next paragraph.

Petitions for the 2017 Election may be circulated beginning 8 a.mAugust 8, 2017 and must be returned to the City Clerk by no later than 5 p.m. August 28, 2017.  Each candidate must turn in all of his/her petitions at one time.

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