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What you need to know to run for town board

By: Dan Karpiel | The Surveyor | January 06, 2022 | Local News

On April 5, 2022, the Town of Berthoud will be holding a municipal election via mail-in ballot for three Town Trustee seats. The terms of current Trustees Maureen Dower, Tim Hardy and Jeff Hindman end this April before the election. All three available seats will be for a four-year term.

In order to be qualified to seek office as Mayor or as a town Trustee, an interested party must be a citizen of the United States, a registered voter 18 years of age or older and a resident of the Town of Berthoud for 12 consecutive months immediately preceding election day. It should be noted that no person can seek two separate elected positions simultaneously.

Those seeking to run for one of the three open seats are required to pick up an election packet from the Town Clerk’s office at 807 Mountain Ave. In order to have your name appear on the ballot, prospective candidates must collect 10 valid signatures from registered voters who are Berthoud residents on the Nomination Petition, which will be available and may be circulated Jan. 4 – 24, 2022. It is highly recommended that prospective candidates collect more than the bare minimum 10 should one or more of the signatures be deemed invalid.

Furthermore, the Circulator’s Affidavit must be notarized after prospective candidates have finished gathering the required number of signatures. Prospective candidates are also required to complete the Acceptance of Nomination form. Candidates should hand deliver all completed materials to the Town Clerk’s office by the close of business Jan. 24.

The Berthoud town website provides a great deal of additional information including a municipal candidate’s guide and elected official starter’s kit. Also available are all the needed campaign finance information and documentation: Campaign Finance Manual, Candidate Affidavit, Candidate Committee Registration Form, Contribution and Expenditure Report, Statement of Non-Expenditure and Statement of Personal Expenditures.

The campaign finance deadlines which all must be filed with the Town Clerk are as follows: First Deadline: March 15, 2022, Second Deadline: April 1, 2022, Final Deadline: May 5, 2022. Should any of the deadlines be missed, late fees will be assessed, Annual reports must be filed if the committee does not expend all funds received.

This spring, ballots will be mailed to all active registered voters from March 14 through March 21 and completed ballots must be returned to Town Hall no later than 7:00 p.m. on April 7.

Copies of some of the documentation necessary and further information for prospective candidates can be found at To reach the Berthoud Town Clerk Office via telephone, dial 970-344-5800.


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