BY FREDA MIKLIN
Cherry Hills Village holds staggered elections for mayor and city council bi-annually in even-numbered years on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November, coordinated with Arapahoe County.
The city is divided into six districts, each of which is represented by one council member. Councilors may be elected to up to two four-year terms. The mayor’s term is two years, limited to three in a row, thus six consecutive years. All elections are at-large, so any properly registered voter can vote for one candidate in each position on the ballot.
In 2018, city councilors in CHV’s even-numbered districts will be chosen, along with the mayor. City council members Mayor Pro Tem Earl Hoellen, Mike Gallagher and Katy Brown are the incumbents representing districts 2, 4 and 6, respectively. Each is eligible for re-election, along with Mayor Laura Christman.
For those considering running for election to the CHV city council or for mayor, city clerk Laura Smith will hold a candidate information session on Aug. 7, at 4:30 p.m. in the community room of the Joint Public Safety Facility, 2460 E. Quincy Avenue. Anyone interested in running but is unable to attend, you may contact Smith at lsmith@cherryhills
village.com or 303-783-3732 for information during regular business hours.
Any U.S. citizen over 21 years old who is a registered elector residing in the district he or she wishes to represent, and who has lived in the city for at least 12 months before Nov. 6, is eligible to run for city council. If elected, the city councilor must continue to reside in their district for the duration of his or her incumbency. A person elected mayor need only reside within the city limits.
Important dates to remember leading up to Election Day Nov. 6, are:
Aug. 7 – First day candidate nomination petitions may be circulated; Candidate information session
Aug. 27 – Candidate nomination petitions are due to the City Clerk by 4:30 p.m.
Aug. 31 – Last day nomination petitions may be amended; Last day for a candidate to withdraw; Last day an Affidavit of Intent for a write-in candidate may be filed with the city clerk
Sept. 4 – Lots drawn for candidate order on the ballot; Last regular city council meeting to add ballot issues or measures; Last regular city council meeting to cancel the election if no races are contested
Oct. 15 – Ballots mailed to all registered voters; Ballot drop-off locations and voter service centers open
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