Elections

2020 Election

On April 7, 2020, the City of Montrose will conduct a Regular General Election where city voters will decide who will lead Montrose into the future.  Three City Council positions will be up for election:  two four-year council seats representing Districts III & IV (four-year terms) and one At Large council member who will serve a two-year term.


Candidate petitions for the 2020 election have been verified for the following individuals:

 District III  District IV  At-Large
Roy Anderson     View bio  William Bennett     View bio  Paul Arbogast      View bio
David S. White      View bio  Merri D. Brennecke      View bio
 Barbara Bynum      View bio
   Dave Frank      View bio
 Yvonne Y. Meek      View bio
   David Stockton     View bio
 Charli Oswald      View bio
     Ed Ulibarri      View bio
The 2020 election ballot will also include a question regarding a franchise agreement between the City of Montrose and Black Hills Energy.

View a sample ballot and ballot information regarding the franchise question

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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