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 1,000 per congressional district
County Offices 1,000 or 10% of votes cast (whichever is less)*
CU Regent, At-Large 500 per congressional district
CU Regent, District 1,500 or 10% of votes cast (whichever is less)*
District Attorney 1,000 or 10% of votes cast (whichever is less)*
Governor 1,500 per congressional district
Secretary of State 1,000 per congressional district
State Board of Education 1,500 or 10% of votes cast (whichever is less)*
State Representative 1,000 or 30% of votes cast (whichever is less)*
State Senator 1,000 or 30% of votes cast (whichever is less)*
State Treasurer 1,000 per congressional district
US Representative 1,500 or 10% of votes cast (whichever is less)*
US Senator 1,500 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 1,000 per congressional district
County Offices 1,000 or 2% of votes cast (whichever is less)*
CU Regent, At-Large 500 per congressional district
CU Regent, District 1,500 or 2.5% of votes cast (whichever is less)*
District Attorney 1,000 or 3% of votes cast (whichever is less)*
Governor 1,000 per congressional district
Secretary of State 1,000 per congressional district
State Board of Education 1,500 or 2.5% of votes cast (whichever is less)*
State Representative 1,000 or 5% of votes cast (whichever is less)*
State Senator 1,000 or 3.33% of votes cast (whichever is less)*
State Treasurer 1,000 per congressional district
US Representative 1,500 or 2.5% of votes cast (whichever is less)*
US Senator 1,000 per congressional district
* 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 1,000 per congressional district
County Offices 1,000 or 2% of votes cast (whichever is less)*
CU Regent, At-Large 500 per congressional district
CU Regent, District 1,500 or 2.5% of votes cast (whichever is less)*
District Attorney 1,000 or 3% of votes cast (whichever is less)*
Governor 1,000 per congressional district
RTD Director 250 within RTD District
Secretary of State 1,000 per congressional district
State Board of Education 1,500 or 2.5% of votes cast (whichever is less)*
State Representative 1,000 or 5% of votes cast (whichever is less)*
State Senator 1,000 or 3.33% of votes cast (whichever is less)*
State Treasurer 1,000 per congressional district
US Representative 1,500 or 2.5% of votes cast (whichever is less)*
US Senator 1,000 per congressional district
* 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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