Qualifications for Municipal Office
People wishing to serve as an Aurora elected official must meet the following requirements:
Citizen of the United States
21 years of age
Resident of Aurora for at least one year prior to the date of the election
If elected from a ward, a one-year resident and registered elector of that ward.
A person who has been convicted of a felony shall not become a candidate nor hold elective office. No council member shall hold any other elective public office nor be a salaried employee of the city of Aurora.
Once a person has filed a nomination petition, the signatures on the petition checked, and the person certified as a candidate, the candidate's name and contact information will be listed on the Elections web page.
For a list of persons who have declared an intention to run for municipal office, contact Linda Blackston, City Clerk, at email@example.com
Election Forms and Materials
2017 Candidates Manual
Candidate Committee Registration Form
Other Committees Registration Form
2017 Candidate Election Dates
Getting on the Ballot
People wishing to run for municipal office must obtain from and file nomination petitions with the city clerk. For mayor and city council at-large candidates, the petitions shall be signed by registered electors residing within the corporate limits of Aurora. For candidates from a ward, the petitions shall be signed by registered electors residing within the corporate limits of Aurora and the ward that the person wishes to represent.
Signature requirements are:
Registered electors may sign nomination petitions as follows:
One petition for the office of council member from within a ward
One petition for the office of mayor
No more than two petitions for the office of council member at-large