Running for Office

Federal & State Offices

Visit the Colorado Secretary of State website for information about running for federal and state offices in Colorado.

County Offices

In 2024, the following county offices are up for election:

  • County Commissioner, District 1, 2, and 3
  • Clerk & Recorder
Note: County commissioners are elected at-large, however, they must reside in the commissioner district.

There are four ways a candidate for county office may access the ballot:

  1. Political party candidate nomination
  2. Political party candidate petition
  3. Unaffiliated candidate petition
  4. Write-In Affidavit form
Review the Summit County Candidate Information Guide for information about ballot access and and requirements or call the Summit County Clerk and Recorder at 970-453-3470.

Review Colorado Revised Statutes for complete qualification requirements and ballot access information:

Colorado Candidate Information
Colorado Revised Statutes, Title 30, Article 10


School Districts

Contact school districts for information regarding school board positions. Contact the Colorado Secretary of State's Office for campaign finance information.

School District Website Contact
Summit School District 970-368-1000
West Grand School District 970-724-3217


Special Districts

Contact the Department of Local Affairs for information on Board of Director positions.
Contact the Colorado Secretary of State’s Office for campaign finance information.