Elections

Provide Feedback on Proposed Campaign Finance Complaints Policy

The City of Durango invites members of the community to provide feedback on a proposed ordinance to establish an administrative process for receiving, investigating and responding to possible violations of regulations and rules related to municipal campaign finance matters.

Recent amendments to C.R.S. §1-45-111.7 by the Colorado legislature require all complaints related to municipal campaign finance matters be filed exclusively with the City Clerk rather than with the Colorado Secretary of State.

First reading of the proposed ordinance will take place at the Monday, November 2 City Council meeting. Public comments can be submitted online using the link below or placed in the drop box in front of City Hall, 949 East 2nd Avenue. 

The deadline to provide feedback is Monday, October 26 at 3:00 p.m.

View the draft ordinance (PDF)

Provide feedback about the proposed ordinance at this link.

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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.

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