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Upcoming Election

2023 Regular Municipal Election

Election Date: Nov. 7, 2023
Offices: Mayor, Ward IV, Ward V, Ward VI, (2) At-Large

Candidates for City Council

List of candidates that will appear on the ballot:  2023 City Council Candidate List

Nomination of Candidates

Candidates are nominated for office by obtaining a certain number of valid signatures on nomination petitions. Nomination petitions may be circulated by candidates or petition circulators from Aug. 9, 2023, until Aug. 29, 2023.

Individuals who are not nominated through the nomination petition process may register as a write-in candidate, meaning they are eligible to run but their name will not appear on the ballot. Write-in Candidate Affidavits are due to the City Clerk no later than Sept. 5, 2023.

Visit the Running for Office webpage if you are interested in becoming a candidate for City Council.

Ballot Issues & Questions

Ballot issues and questions are placed on the ballot by obtaining a certain number of valid signatures on petition sections. Visit the Initiative, Referendum and Charter Amendment webpage for additional information on citizen-initiated legislation.

2023 Proposed Citizen-Initiated Charter Amendment

Summary of Charter Amendment: Reduce the term limit for elected officials from three (3) consecutive four-year terms to two (2) consecutive four-year terms; change the form of government provided for Aurora to a "mayor-council' form of government; remove provisions related to the city manager; provide the mayor the authority to appoint, dismiss, and direct department heads, directors, and executive appointees; provide the mayor the authority to veto legislation passed by city council; and add one at-large member to city council so the legislative branch of the city remains at eleven (11) council members

Ballot Title: A citizen-initiated petition to amend the Charter of the city of Aurora to adopt the "mayor-council" form of government, wherein the city manager position is removed and the mayor is the chief executive and administrative officer of the city, while also reducing term limits for elected officials from three (3) consecutive four-year terms to two (2) consecutive four-year terms, and adding one additional at-large member to city council.

PROPOSED Citizen-Initiated Charter Amendment Ordinance

Ballot Title & Submission Clause

Initial Determination of Sufficiency

Press Release - Initial Determination of Sufficiency

Petition Validation Checklist

Protest Form - Petition Validation

Protest Hearing 2023-01 - Determination 

Protest Hearing 2023-02 - Determination

Protest Hearing 2023-03 - Determination

Protest Hearing 2023-04 - Determination

Protest Hearing 2023-05 - Determination

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