Statement of Intent

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 ballot access
  2. Submit statement of intent forms
  3. Submit audio recording
  4. Additional filing requirements
  5. Name placed on ballot

 

 

Step 1: Eligibility for ballot access

Candidates must meet the basic qualifications for office.

Must meet the qualifications for office outlined in Article II, Section 1(5) of the United States Constitution.

 

Step 2: Submit statement of intent forms

All required items must be filed with the Secretary of State no later than 90 days before the general election. [1]

  1. Complete the Unaffiliated Candidate Statement of Intent for President (PDF) and Unaffiliated Candidate Statement of Intent for Vice President (PDF) forms and have them notarized.

  2. A nonrefundable filing fee of $1,000, payable by check or money order made out to the Colorado Department of State

  3. Complete the Presidential Electors' Acceptance of Nomination (PDF) form.

  4. Mail or hand deliver to:

    Colorado Secretary of State
    Attention: Ballot Access
    1700 Broadway, Suite 200
    Denver, CO 80290

Step 3: Submit audio recording

Candidate audio recording must be submitted to the Secretary of State no later than 90 days before the general election. 

The audio recording must state the candidate’s name exactly as it appears on the candidate acceptance form, as this is how the candidate’s name will appear on the ballot. [2

Audio Recording Instructions.

 

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] 1-4-303(1), C.R.S.
[2] SOS Election Rule 10.4.3