April 6, 2021 election

The city of Durango will conduct its regular biennial council election on April 6, 2021. Three council members are to be elected at-large to represent all residents of the city. The top three vote getters from the final field of candidates will be elected to four-year terms beginning April 20, 2021.

To appear on the April 6 ballot, candidates must submit a nomination petition, which must be circulated for signatures from at least 25 registered electors who live in the city of Durango. Nominating petitions can be obtained at the City Clerk’s office, 949 E. 2nd Ave., starting Jan. 14. Completed petitions must be returned to the City Clerk no later than 3 p.m. Feb. 9.

In addition to submitting a qualifying nomination petition, a candidate must be:

  • A registered elector
  • Eighteen years old by April 6 (Election Day)
  • A resident of Durango, or a territory recently annexed to Durango, for the 12 consecutive months prior to April 6

Questions? Call the City Clerk’s office at (970) 375-5010

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Rules & Procedures

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.