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Current Election Information

The City of Durango will be conducting its regular biennial election on Tuesday, April 4, 2017, to elect three City Council members.  This is a mail ballot election; mail ballot drop-off locations are at City Hall (949 East 2nd Avenue) and the La Plata County Clerk's Office (98 Everett Street, Suite A).

Council members are elected at-large to represent all residents of the City.  The top three (3) vote getters from the final field of candidates were elected to four-year terms.  The terms of office will commence on Tuesday, April 4th, 2017.  Click here to view the 2017 election calendar.

As stated in the Colorado Municipal Election Code (copy available in the City Clerk’s office), a candidate for the Durango City Council must be:

  • a registered elector,
  • eighteen (18) years old by April 4, 2017 (Election Day),
  • a resident of Durango, or a territory recently annexed to Durango, for the twelve (12) consecutive months prior to April 4, 2017.

Candidates for City Council are nominated by petition, without regard to political party affiliation.  Petitions and 2017 Candidate Information are obtained from the City Clerk beginning January 18, 2017.

Nomination petitions may be circulated beginning Wednesday, January 18, 2017.  Petitions must be returned to the City Clerk by 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 7, 2017, but, if completed earlier, can be filed with the City Clerk before the deadline.

A petition is valid only if it contains twenty-five (25) signatures of registered electors who live in the City of Durango.

Each registered elector signing a petition must:

  • sign in ink,
  • add to his/her signature the full address of his/her residence (including City and County),
  • add the date of which the petition was signed,
  • and print his/her name in the space provided.