2016 Election

Overview
On April 5, 2016, the City of Montrose conducted 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.

2016 Unofficial City Council Election Results

 District III
District IV
 At Large
Roy E. Anderson       
2,442

Judy Ann Files       
2,553

Dave Bowman    
1,847

Marge Morgenstern
1,302



2016 Election Statistics
     Ballots Mailed:  10,300
     Ballots Received as of 7 p.m. on April 5, 2016:  3,254
     Percent Returned:  31.59


City Council Candidates
The following candidates met the requirements to be included on the 2016 municipal election ballot:

District III
Roy E. Anderson

District IV
Judy Ann Files

At-Large
Dave Bowman
Marjorie L. Morgenstern

Candidate Requirements


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.

In 2014, voters adopted revisions to the City Charter that require City Council candidates to be clear of felony convictions.

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.

Campaign and Political Finance Filings


In accordance with state statutes, candidates are required to file a Candidate Affidavit, register committees, and file periodic financial reports.  Links to the candidate filings are below:

Roy E. Anderson
Judy Ann Files
Dave Bowman
Marjorie L. Morgenstern

Voter Information
In accordance with state municipal election statutes, only citizens who have resided within the city limits for at least 22 days before the election are eligible to vote.

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.