To run for municipal office, a candidate must be a citizen of the United States, have resided in the City of Rifle for 1 year prior to the date of the election and be a qualified elector as defined by the laws of the State of Colorado. Additionally, a petition of nomination must be filed with the City Clerk.
A candidate for municipal office is required to submit a nomination petition containing 15 signatures of registered electors. The signatures must come from registered electors within the City of Rifle.
Candidates may begin to circulate nomination petitions on Tuesday, June 13, 2017. They must be filed with the City Clerk’s office prior to the close of business on Monday, July 3, 2017.
To vote in City of Rifle elections, you must be a citizen of the United States, be at least 18 years of age on or before the election, have resided in the city limits of Rifle at least 22 days before the election, and have registered to vote. Visit the Colorado Secretary of State's website to register to vote or to verify that your voter registration is accurate.