Candidate Resources

Pitkin County elects its county officials differently than every other county in Colorado. This is because as a county, Pitkin has adopted a 'Home Rule Charter' setting forth the qualifications of county officers and the manner in which they are elected.  In particular, Pitkin County's Home Rule Charter provides equality of access to the primary election ballot by all candidates regardless of their political party affiliation, while preserving each candidate’s ability to seek the designation of his or her political party if he or she chooses to do so. Moreover, the Home Rule Charter imposes campaign finance restrictions – on candidates for county offices, political committees that support or oppose them, and committees supporting or opposing issues or questions referred to the electorate by the Pitkin County Board of County Commissioners - that are different from the campaign finance rules applicable to candidates for statewide, state district, school board, and hospital district offices among others. 

2020 Candidate Packet

Candidate information packets for 2020 can be found here.

 Campaign Finance Filing 

Please see below for due dates for reports on campaign finances contributions and expenditures.

Reports must be filed by:

  • County Candidates and Candidate Committees

  • Pitkin County Issue Committees

  • Political Committees

  • Individuals making independent expenditures greater than or equal to $250.00

Current and Historical Campaign Finance Filings »

Elected Official Filing

If you receive any qualifying items during the year, you must also file a Gifts, Honoraria and other Benefits Disclosure Report, due following the quarterly reporting calendar. You can find the required form here.

 

* Date is affected by holiday or weekend.

Other Resources

Voter Data Report Request

Colorado Secretary of State Candidate Information

TRACER Website

maps.pitkincounty.com

Contact Us:

Call: 970-429-2732 / Fax: 970-445-3007 / *Email: elections@pitkincounty.com  

530 E Main St., Ste 104, Aspen, CO  81611

*Please be advised that email is a potentially insecure method of communication.  Transmitting your confidential information (e.g. DOB/SSN/driver' license number/signature) through email may compromise the privacy of your information.  If you would like to submit your confidential voter information to Pitkin County via email, Pitkin County recommends that you only submit such information to Pitkin County using the Sookasa encryption program by following the directions explained above.  Sookasa is a third-party encryption service, and Pitkin County makes no claims, promises, or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of using the Sookasa application to do so.