December 7, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
City of Montrose
City Clerk’s Office
433 South First Street, Montrose, CO 81401
Contact: Lisa DelPiccolo, City Clerk
970-240-1422 | firstname.lastname@example.org | www.cityofmontrose.org
Nomination Process for City Council Candidates Set to Begin
Montrose, CO – Montrose residents will have their opportunity to run for a seat on the Montrose City Council during the General Municipal Election on Tuesday, April 3, 2018.
Three of the five council seats will be up for election, with the successful candidates for the District I and II positions serving four-year terms and the At-Large representative serving a two-year term.
To qualify as a candidate, individuals must be registered electors, eighteen years of age or older, and have resided within the city and district they wish to represent for at least 12 consecutive months immediately preceding Election Day. While candidates for the At-Large seat can reside anywhere within city-limits, they must meet the minimum residency requirement.
In addition to the aforementioned guidelines, voters adopted revisions to the City Charter in 2014 requiring all City Council candidates to be clear of any felony convictions.
Candidates may circulate nomination petitions beginning Tuesday, January 2, 2018, and file them with the City Clerk’s Office no later than January 22. Twenty-five valid signatures are required for a candidate to be included on the ballot.
Those interested in running can download a candidate packet via the city’s election website (CityofMontrose.org/Election
) as of Monday, December 11, or pick up a paper version from the City Clerk’s Office between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m., Monday through Thursday. A map of Montrose’s council districts and other election and candidate information are also available on the website.
For more information, contact City Clerk Lisa DelPiccolo at 970-240-1422 or via email at email@example.com.
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