Elections

2022 Election

On April 5, 2022, the City of Montrose will conduct a Regular General Election for city voters to decide who will lead Montrose into the future. 

With the midterm appointments of council members in the District II and District III seats earlier in 2021, the 2022 election will create an unusual situation in which four of the five City Council seats (Districts I, II, III, and At-Large) will be up for election.

Terms are four years for the District I & II seats, two years for the District III seat (due to a midterm appointment), and two years for the At Large seat.

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.

Updated Council Districts Map

As required by the City Charter, the City Council has adjusted the district boundaries to equalize populations within each district based on the 2020 Census results. View the Council Districts map

2021 Elections How-To Graphic

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.

Interested in running in 2022? Download the 2022 Candidate Information Packet

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.

Key Election Dates

  • December 13 – Candidate information packets available online and at City Clerk’s Office
  • January 4 – Nomination petitions available for candidates to begin gathering signatures
  • January 24 – Deadline to file nomination petitions
  • January 31 – Deadline to file as write-in candidate and last day for candidates to withdraw from nomination
  • February 1 – Names drawn for ballot position. Candidate info session with City Council.
  • March 14-21 – Ballots mailed
  • April 5 – Election Day - Polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 7 p.m.
  • April 19 – Swearing in of newly elected officials and selection of mayor and mayor pro-tem

Key City Documents for Candidates

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