Party Nomination

For: President & Vice President

Have you announced your candidacy and filed the required campaign finance forms?

Yes, continue to Step 1.

No, I need to become a candidate.

Steps

  1. Eligibility for nomination
  2. Contact your political party
  3. Party submits nominating documents
  4. Additional filing requirements

Step 1: Eligibility for nomination

Candidates must meet the basic qualifications for office.

A candidate must meet the qualifications for office outlined in Article II, Section 1(5) of the United States Constitution and meet the requirements established by his or her political party.

Step 2: Contact your political party

A major party or minor party presidential candidate should contact his or her political party for information about obtaining the party’s presidential nomination.

Political Party Directory

Step 3: Party submits nominating documents

Following the national party nominating convention, the party will submit to our office a certificate of nomination with the names of the presidential and vice-presidential nominees and the names of nine presidential electors.  [1] [2]

Minor party candidates should also submit candidate acceptance of nominations for the presidential and vice-presidential candidates.

The certificate of nomination and minor party candidate acceptance of nominations must be received by our office no later than 60 days before the general election. [3]

The documents can be mailed, hand delivered, or emailed to:

Colorado Secretary of State
Attention: Ballot Access
1700 Broadway, Suite 200
Denver, CO 80290
Email: ballot.access@sos.state.co.us

 

Step 4: Additional filing requirements

All candidates for president or vice president should contact the Federal Election Commission for campaign finance information and other requirements not addressed at the state level.

Federal Election Commission
999 E. Street, NW
Washington, DC 20463
1-800-424-9530
Web: www.fec.gov

[1] Article II, Section 1(2), U.S. Constitution
[2] 1-4-302, C.R.S
[3] 1-4-701(3), C.R.S.