Information for Candidates

Running for County Office

The Arapahoe County Clerk and Recorder’s Office oversees ballot access for candidates interested in running for County elected offices, including Assessor, Clerk and Recorder, Commissioner, Coroner, Sheriff and Treasurer.

There are no offices up for election in 2015. The following County offices are up for election in 2016: Commissioner District 1, Commissioner District 3 and Commissioner District 5.

For more information, please call the Arapahoe County Elections Division at 303-795-4511 or elections@arapahoegov.com

Running for Municipal/School/Special District/Statewide Offices

The Arapahoe County Clerk and Recorder’s Office does not oversee ballot access for federal, state, municipal, special district or school district elections.

  • If you are considering running for elected office in a municipality, special district or school district within our county, please contact the designated election official in that jurisdiction for information and procedures. See our Candidate Information Guide for current contact information.
  • If you are considering running for a statewide office, such as Governor, Secretary of State, Treasurer, State Attorney, House or Senate in the Colorado General Assembly, or for a District Court Judge or District Attorney seat, please contact your political party and/or the Colorado Secretary of State for information and procedures.  See our Candidate Information Guide for current contact information.