Running for Mayor / Trustee

If you would like to run for Mayor or for a Trustee position, please come by Town Hall to pick up a nomination petition from Town Clerk Paula Barnett. These will be available beginning on January 2, 2018.

You will need ten signatures from eligible electors living within Buena Vista town limits to get your name on the ballot. It is advisable to collect more signatures than this in case there are problems with one or more of them. Please do not separate the petition pages and be aware that, by law, you (or your circulator) must personally witness each individual sign the petition. Petitions must be filed with the Town Clerk by January 22, 2018. Should you decide to withdraw your nomination after filing your petition, you must do so by January 30, 2018.

If you receive or spend money in the course of your campaign, please talk to the Town Clerk about Fair Campaign Practices Act (FCPA) reporting requirements.

If you would you like more information about running for office, serving as an elected official, or financing a campaign, please take a look at our Candidate Information Packet. If you have any other questions, please contact Town Clerk Paula Barnett at 719-395-8643 ext 10.