The City of Durango conducts its elections pursuant to the Home Rule Charter of the City of Durango (Article VI) and the Colorado Municipal Election Code.
The City conducts regular, biennial elections to elect City Council members on the first Tuesday in April of odd-numbered years.
All City Councilor members must be registered electors of the City of Durango and are elected on an at-large basis; that is, they are elected by all registered electors of the city rather than by a specific district or ward within the city.
Terms of office are staggered. Two council members are elected at one election, and three council members are elected the next election year.
The top vote-getting candidates serve four-year terms. The terms of office commence on the third Tuesday of April after the election.