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Posted on: July 23, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Thinking of running for Town Council? Here’s what you need to know.

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If you’re looking to have a positive impact on your community, you might consider running for Town Council. This year, there are four Council seats up for election – Districts 1, 2, 4 and 6. The election will be held Tuesday, Nov. 3. 

Those interested in becoming a candidate can pick up nomination petitions between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 4, at Town Hall, 100 N. Wilcox St. If you’re unable to pick up the nomination petitions during the scheduled time, email the Town Clerk’s Office at to schedule an alternative pick-up time at a later date. Additional details, including a candidate information packet and committee registration form, are available at

An optional orientation session for prospective candidates looking to learn more about running for office will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 6, at the Millhouse at Philip S. Miller Park, 1381 W. Plum Creek Parkway.

Candidates for Town Council must live within the district in which they are running, and must live within the district boundaries throughout the term of office. Candidates must also be U.S. citizens, registered to vote in Castle Rock and have lived in Town for at least 12 months prior to the Nov. 3 election date.

The deadline to turn in Councilmember nomination petitions with the Town Clerk is 5 p.m. Monday, Aug. 24. The petition must contain signatures from at least 25 registered electors in the district the candidate would represent. A map of the election districts is available at

Please note, a registered voter may sign only one Councilmember candidate’s nominating petition. Additionally, candidates must personally circulate their own nominating petitions.

Elections for Mayor and Town Council are held in November of even-numbered years. Seats are up for election on an alternating basis, so the election for Mayor and District 3 and 5 Councilmembers will be held in 2022. The Mayor and Councilmembers serve four-year terms. 

Learn more at, or contact the Town Clerk’s Office at or 720-660-1394 with questions.

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