Write-In

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 write-in
  2. Submit affidavit of intent
  3. Submit electors' acceptance form
  4. Names placed on the eligible write-in list for the general election
  5. Additional filing requirements

 

Step 1: Eligibility for write-in

Candidates must meet the basic qualifications for office. [1]

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

 

Step 2: Submit affidavit of intent

Candidates for president and vice president must each file a write-in affidavit with the Secretary of State in order to appear on the write-in list as qualified joint candidates.

1. Complete an affidavit of intent form. 

President:  Affidavit of Intent for Write-In President (PDF)
Vice President:  Affidavit of Intent for Write-In Vice President (PDF)

Write-in affidavits must be received no later than 110 days before the general election. [2]

2. Mail, hand deliver, or email to:

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

 

Step 3: Submit electors' acceptance form

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

Mail, hand deliver, or email to:

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


Step 4: Names placed on the eligible write-in list for the general election



Step 5: 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] 1-4-501(1), C.R.S.
[2] 1-4-1101(1) & 1-4-1102(1), C.R.S.