Petition Signature Requirements

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Signature requirements for:

Major Party Candidate Petitions
Minor Party Candidate Petitions
Unaffiliated and RTD Candidate Petitions

 

Primary Election: Major Party Candidate Petitions

Office Signatures Required
Attorney General 1500 per congressional district
County Offices 20% of votes cast *
CU Regent, At-Large 1500 per congressional district
CU Regent, District 1000 or 30% of votes cast * (whichever is less)
District Attorney 1000 or 30% of votes cast * (whichever is less)
Governor 1500 per congressional district
Secretary of State 1500 per congressional district
State Board of Education 1000 or 30% of votes cast * (whichever is less)
State Representative 1000 or 30% of votes cast * (whichever is less)
State Senator 1000 or 30% of votes cast * (whichever is less)
State Treasurer 1500 per congressional district
US Representative 1000 or 30% of votes cast * (whichever is less)
US Senator 1500 per congressional district
* The votes cast in the previous primary election for that office. If there was no primary, calculate based on votes cast in most recent general election for that office.

 

Minor Party Candidate Petitions

Office Signatures Required
Attorney General 1000 or 2% of votes cast (whichever is less) *
County Offices 750 or 2% of votes cast (whichever is less) *
CU Regent, At-Large 1000 or 2% of votes cast (whichever is less) *
CU Regent, District 800 or 2% of votes cast (whichever is less) *
District Attorney 650 or 2% of votes cast (whichever is less) *
Governor 1000 or 2% of votes cast (whichever is less) *
Secretary of State 1000 or 2% of votes cast (whichever is less) *
State Board of Education 800 or 2% of votes cast (whichever is less) *
State Representative 400 or 2% of votes cast (whichever is less) *
State Senator 600 or 2% of votes cast (whichever is less) *
State Treasurer 1000 or 2% of votes cast (whichever is less) *
US Representative 800 or 2% of votes cast (whichever is less) *
US Senator 1000 or 2% of votes cast (whichever is less) *
* Votes cast for all candidates for that office in the most recent general election. [1-4-802(1)(c), C.R.S.]

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General Election: Unaffiliated and RTD Candidate Petitions

Office Signatures Required
Attorney General 1000 or 2% of votes cast (whichever is less) *
County Offices 750 or 2% of votes cast (whichever is less) *
CU Regent, At-Large 1000 or 2% of votes cast (whichever is less) *
CU Regent, District 800 or 2% of votes cast (whichever is less) *
District Attorney 650 or 2% of votes cast (whichever is less) *
Governor 1000 or 2% of votes cast (whichever is less) *
RTD Director 250 within RTD District
Secretary of State 1000 or 2% of votes cast (whichever is less) *
State Board of Education 800 or 2% of votes cast (whichever is less) *
State Representative 400 or 2% of votes cast (whichever is less) *
State Senator 600 or 2% of votes cast (whichever is less) *
State Treasurer 1000 or 2% of votes cast (whichever is less) *
US Representative 800 or 2% of votes cast (whichever is less) *
US Senator 1000 or 2% of votes cast (whichever is less) *
* Votes cast for all candidates for that office in the most recent general election. [1-4-802(1)(c), C.R.S.]

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