Run for City Council - November 2021
Now is the time to decide if you want to run for Lafayette City Council. Four seats will be up for election on November 2. The candidate qualifying period ends on August 23 when nomination petitions are due.
To follow is a framework of important dates and information. A Candidate Information Booklet will be available online which will guide candidates through the entire campaign process, important dates, contribution and reporting requirements, and more.
Eligibility for Elective Office
- Must be a current Lafayette resident who has resided within city limits since at least August 23, 2020
- Must be a registered voter
- Must be at least 18 years of age
- Must not be in financial default to the City or any other state government agency
Beginning on August 3, prospective candidates may download a Candidate Information Booklet or pick one up from the City Clerk’s office at City Hall, 1290 South Public Road. Please make an appointment by calling 303-661-1222.
Nomination Petitions due by August 23
Candidates must circulate and submit a nomination petition containing signatures of at least 25 registered electors who reside within the city limits of Lafayette. Candidate Petition Packets are not available online, due to the nature of the petition, and must be picked up from the City Clerk’s office. Call 303-661-1222 to make an appointment. Nomination Petitions must be returned to the City Clerk’s office no later than August 23, 2021.
Important Dates for Interested Candidates
- August 3: Candidate Information Booklet is available online or in the City Clerk’s office.
- August 3: Candidate Petition Packets available in the City Clerk’s office by appointment only.
- August 23 by 5:00pm: Last day to return Nomination Petitions to the City Clerk
- August 26 at 6:00pm: Candidate Q&A and Candidate and Committee Orientation. Staff will provide an overview of candidate and committee responsibilities. The City Clerk will also hold a drawing to determine the order in which candidate names will appear on the ballot. City Hall/Council Chambers, 1290 S. Public Rd.
- Candidate Forums: Typically there are 2 candidate forums, the dates are being determined.
- October 12: First of three Contribution and Expense Forms due to the Clerk’s Office.
- October 8: First day ballots will start mailing to registered voters.
- October 29: Second of three Contribution and Expense Forms due to the Clerk’s Office
- November 2: Election Day
- December 2: Third of three Contribution and Expense Forms due to the Clerk's office
“So You Want to be a City Councilor?” presentation
On July 14, 2021, presenters covered the structure of Lafayette’s government, the purpose of the City Charter, services provided by City departments, responsibilities of the City Council, and how to get started with your run for Council. Watch the recorded video of this presentation.
For more information regarding the City Council election, contact the City Clerk’s office at 303-661-1222 or 303-661-1227.
For voter registration and voter information, visit the Boulder County voter registration website.