Information for Coordinating Entities and Candidates

How to Coordinate with Adams County
  • If your jurisdiction would like to put a ballot contest or measure on the Adams County 2017 Coordinated Election ballot, please complete our Participation Inquiry Survey  by July 30, 2018.
Participating Entity Responsibilities
  • Notify Adams County of your intent to participate.
  • Receive, review, and return an Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) from Adams County detailing the County and Participating Entities responsibilities for the election. Electronic copy is acceptable.
  • Review the detailed street locator letter along with included reports (excel and PDF) of streets in your jurisdiction. If corrections are needed please mark them on the excel attachment.
  • File Ballot Content.
  • Provide audio recording of candidates name pronunciation to 720.523.6046.
  • File TABOR information in required format, if applicable.
    • Submit pro/con statements for TABOR.
  • Be available from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. on Election Day for voter support.
Key Dates for 2018 General Election
Date Task Municipality School District Special District
07/30 Last day to notify Clerk of intent to participate x x x
07/31 Clerk supplies Participating Entity with street locator file x x x
08/17 Last day to notify Clerk of street locator file discrepancies x x x
08/24 Last day to certify street locator file x x x
08/28 Last day to sign IGA x x x
09/07 Last day for Participating Entity to file ballot content with Clerk x x x
09/07 Last day to provide audio recording of candidates’ names 720.523.6046 x x x
09/24 1st Property owner list due to Clerk x
09/25 Last day to certify TABOR content, if applicable x x x
10/15 Supplemental property owner list due to Clerk x
11/06 Election Day – Office must be open 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. to assist voters x x x

 

Numbering Ballot Issues and Questions

After the Ballot Content is submitted by 09/07/18 by all participating entities, Adams County (or controlling county) will assign a letter and number to your ballot measure(s).

1A – 1Z County measures
2A – 2Z Municipal measures wholly within a county
3A – 3Z Municipal measures greater than a county
4A – 4Z School District measures wholly within a county
5A – 5Z School District measures greater that a county
6A – 6Z Ballot measures for other political subdivisions wholly within a county
7A- 7Z Ballot measures for other political subdivisions which are greater than a county

 

How to Run for County Office

  • Click Here to access a manual designed for reference and training purposes only. It should not be used as a substitute for legal advice. It is the candidate’s responsibility to obtain the actual knowledge of the campaign finance laws and regulations.
  • Click Here to access the 2018 signatures required for petitioning on to the ballot.
Voter Registration Data
  • County voter registration data is available from the Elections Office, located at 4430 South Adams County Parkway, Suite E3102, Brighton, CO 80601. Data is available at no cost in an electronic format emailed by request. Please fill out this Report Request Form. For more information, email Adams.elections@adcogov.org.
Additional Resources
View the following online resources for candidates for public office and current officeholders: