The next regularly scheduled election in Greeley is Tuesday, November 2, 2021.
2021 is a municipal election year. Offices on the ballot for Greeley voters will be:
- Ward II Council Member
- Ward III Council Member
- At-Large Council Member
There may also be one or more ballot issues and/or questions on the ballot as well.
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Qualifications for Municipal Candidates
- Citizen of the United States
- At least 21 years of age
- Hold no other elective office
- Have no felony convictions
- Must have been a resident of Greeley for at least one year immediately prior to the election, and if running for a ward-based office, a resident of the ward for at least 90 days
Becoming a Candidate
All candidates for public office must file a candidate affidavit, which can be downloaded from this page. A person becomes a candidate at the point where they publicly announce an intent to seek public office and thereafter receives a contribution or makes an expenditure in support of their candidacy. The candidate affidavit must be filed with the City Clerk's Office within 10 days of becoming a candidate.
Filing for Office
In order to run for a municipal office, a nomination petition must be circulated and submitted during the filing period.
August 3, 2021, marks the first day nomination petitions may be circulated. Nomination petitions must be submitted in person to the City Clerk's Office by 5 p.m. on August 23, 2021.
Nomination petition packets can be found below for the four seats that will be elected this fall.
2021 Election Calendar
Candidate Affidavit due within ten (10) days of becoming a candidate (C.R.S. 1-45-110(1))
First day Nomination Petitions may be circulated (C.R.S. 1-4-805)
Minimum residency for Ward candidates (Greeley Charter §2-4)
Last day Nomination Petitions may be circulated (Turn in to City Clerk by 5:00 p.m.) (C.R.S. 1-4-805)
Last day Nomination Petition signatures, if determined by the City Clerk to be insufficient, may be amended, corrected or replaced (C.R.S. 1-4-805)
Last day to finalize the City’s ballot and certify contents to the Weld County Election Office (C.R.S. 1-5-203(3)(a))
First day mail ballots may be sent to registered electors and made available at the Weld County Election Office (C.R.S. 1-7.5-107(3)(a))
Campaign report due to City Clerk per Fair Campaign Practices Act (covers period through October 7, 2021) (C.R.S. 1-45-108(2)(a)(II))
Campaign report due to City Clerk per Fair Campaign Practices Act (covers period from October 8, 2021 through October 24, 2021) (C.R.S. 1-45-108(2)(a)(II))
Campaign report due to City Clerk per Fair Campaign Practices Act (covers period from October 25, 2021 through November 27, 2021) (C.R.S. 1-45-108(2)(a)(II))
Campaign report due (if applicable) on November 1st of each year following election (C.R.S. 1-45-108(2)(a)(II))
Campaign Finance Information
Local candidates and committees file all campaign finance reports with the City Clerk. This includes candidate committees, as well as local political and issue committees.
Candidates must form a candidate committee to accept contributions and make expenditures under the authority of that candidate, unless they opt to be a standalone candidate who does not accept contributions and only spends their own money. Candidate committees must register with the City Clerk's Office before accepting contributions or making expenditures.
There are standard reporting deadlines for all candidates and committees, noted in the election calendar above. In addition, additional reports may be required depending upon specific campaign activities.
For more information about campaign finance law and reporting requirements, review the following resources:
Campaign Finance Forms
All campaign finance forms are available to on the Secretary of State's website. Most forms have both a PDF and Word version ready to download.
The most commonly used forms for local candidates are also available to download below, as fillable PDFs. A spreadsheet version of the Contributions and Expenditures Packet is also available below.
Ward and Voting Precinct Lookup
Enter a Greeley street address below (no city, state, or zip code is needed) to see information about which ward that address is in, and who the representative is displayed in the area beneath the address bar.
Municipal Election History
In 2020, the City of Greeley participated with Weld County in a coordinated election for the extension of the City's Food Tax.Results:
Ballot Measure 2I - Renewal of Food Tax: Approved
In 2019, the City of Greeley participated with Weld County in a coordinated election for the following City Council positions:
- Ward I
- Ward IV
- At-Large – 2 seats – 2-year term/4-year term
- Mayor - John Gates
- Ward I - Tommy Butler
- Ward IV - Dale Hall
- At-Large - Ed Clark (4-year term) & Kristin Zasada (2-year term)
In 2018, the City of Greeley participated with Weld County in a coordinated election. The links below are Greeley ballot measure factual summaries and pro-con statements coordinated with the League of Women Voters – Greeley-Weld County.
Ballot Measure 2O - Renewal of Quality of Life Sales Tax: Approved
Ballot Measure 2P - Renewal of Public Safety Sales Tax: Approved