Elections

2020 Election

On April 7, 2020, the City of Montrose conducted a Regular General Election where city voters decided who will lead Montrose into the future. Three City Council members were elected to seats representing Districts III & IV (four-year terms) and one At Large (two-year term).

Election Results


The unofficial election results are as follows:
 District IIIVotes
Roy Anderson     View bio2,999
David S. White      View bio1,782
Total Votes4,781
 District IV Votes
 William Bennett     View bio1,090 
 Merri D. Brennecke      View bio
1,079 
Dave Frank      View bio
1,740
 David Stockton     View bio
 793
Total Votes4,702
 At-LargeVotes
 Paul Arbogast      View bio218
 Barbara Bynum      View bio2,438
 Yvonne Y. Meek      View bio
1,022
 Charli Oswald      View bio400
 Ed Ulibarri      View bio796
Total Votes4,874

The 2020 election ballot also included a question regarding a franchise agreement between the City of Montrose and Black Hills Energy.

 Black Hills Energy Franchise AgreementVotes
For 3,820
Against
 906
Total Votes4,186

View a sample ballot and ballot information regarding the franchise question.  

Election Statistics
Ballots Mailed12,204
Ballots Returned
5,007
Return Rate41%
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.

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.

Candidate Requirements and Information


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. View required candidate filings in the Document Center.

A Candidate Information Packet is available for download for residents seeking to run for City Council in the April 2020 General Municipal Election..

2019 Election


City of Montrose Ballot Issue 2A regarding a public safety sales tax appeared on the Montrose County 2019 Coordinated Election ballot and was approved by voters. The full wording of the ballot question and the city ordinance, detailing the collection and use of funds as approved, are available for download.  
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