Judicial Retention


  1. Submit declaration of intent
  2. Submit audio recording


Step 1: Submit declaration of intent

  1. Complete and sign the Declaration of Intent to Run for Retention (PDF) form.

  2. Submit by mail or hand deliver to:

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

Review the election calendar (PDF) for specific filing dates.


Step 2: Submit audio recording

Candidate audio recording must be submitted to the Secretary of State no later than three months 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. [1]

Audio Recording Instructions.



[1] SOS Election Rule 10.4.1