2016 Election

On April 5, 2016, the City of Montrose will conduct a mail ballot election for three City Council members; Districts III and IV (four-year terms) and At Large (two-year term).

Arrangements for the City's elections are contained in Article III of the City Charter and in Title I, Chapter 17 of the Municipal Code. 

City Council Candidates
Candidates must be qualified (registered) electors, 18 years of age older, who have resided within the City and the district that they are seeking to represent for at least 12 consecutive months immediately preceding the date of the election. Candidates for the At Large seat can reside anywhere in the City, but must meet the minimum residency requirement.

To be placed on the ballot, candidates must circulate a nomination petition and return it to the City Clerk's Office by January 25. Potential candidates can begin collecting petition signatures on January 5.

The District Map provides detailed information about the district boundaries.  Eligible voters may cast votes for candidates in each district, regardless of where they reside in the City.

Voter Information
Voter registration information is available online from the Colorado Secretary of State website or from the Montrose County Clerk and Recorder's Office.

Ballots will be mailed to all registered voters residing within the city limits.  Ballots can be returned by mail or delivered to ballot drop-off locations at City Hall and the Montrose County Election Office.  In order to be counted, ballots must be received by the City Clerk by 7 p.m. on Election Day.

Election Returns and Results 
The City Clerk's Office will update this section periodically during the course of the election to provide information about ballots mailed and returned. Final election results will be made available soon after the polls close at 7:00 p.m. on April 5.