Running for Office

CITY OF DACONO

CALL FOR CANDIDATES

REGULAR ELECTION

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2020

A Regular Election coordinated with Weld County will be held on Tuesday, November 3, 2020 to fill two (2) Council seats, with 3 year terms to end November, 2023.

Notice is hereby given that candidate petitions will be available starting Tuesday, August 4, 2020.  Candidates interested in running for one of two (2) Council seats for the City of Dacono please contact City Clerk, Valerie Taylor at vtaylor@cityofdacono.com or 303-833-2317 x123 to make arrangements to pick up a petition.

Deadline for completion and submission of petitions is Monday, August 24, 2020 before 5:00 p.m., no postmarks accepted. NO EXCEPTIONS.  Petitions can be returned and placed in the drop box just to the south of the front doors of City Hall.

For more information, contact the City Clerk’s office at 303-833-2317 x 123 or vtaylor@cityofdacono.com

Nomination Petitions Required

Residents interested in seeking election to the office of City Council must submit a nomination petition.  Qualified candidates must have resided in the City of Dacono for at least 12 consecutive months, be 18 years of age, and a registered voter. Questions and 2020 election dates should be directed to Valerie Taylor, City Clerk.

Campaign Finance Reporting

City elections are governed by the state statutes contained in the Colorado Municipal Election Code, except as otherwise provided by the Dacono Municipal Charter or by ordinances not inconsistent with this charter. All regular and special elections shall be nonpartisan.

The Colorado Secretary of State offers helpful candidate information to assist with compliance of all laws concerning campaign and political finance.

Political Sign Regulations

All sign regulations are contained in the Dacono Municipal Code, Chapter 16, Article 11.5.

Do political signs require a permit?

General temporary signs not exceeding 10 square feet in total sign area, and five square feet of sign area per face, advertising or identifying a property for rent, lease, or sale, political and ideological signs, garage sale signs, and special city-authorized or city-recognized event signs do not require a permit.

Where can I put my political signs?

Any resident can post a political sign on their private property with the consent of the property owner that conforms to the size requirements of the D.M.C. Signs are not permitted in the public right-of-way. Signs cannot be taped to any public utility pole such as a light pole or traffic signs.

Homeowner Associations (HOAs) may have local regulations regarding size, number, and location of signs. Check with your local HOA, if applicable.

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