Election filing period in Monte Vista begins Aug. 3

Three Council seats will be open

MONTE VISTA — The filing period for Monte Vista Mayor and two City Council seats begins Aug. 3.

City of Monte Vista municipal elections are conducted every two years, in odd-numbered years, on the first Tuesday in November. Both the mayor and councilors are elected to four-year terms.

There are currently three seats up for election on Nov. 2 on the Council, the Mayor and two Council seats. Terms of office begin while taking the oath at the first meeting in January following certification of the election.

To be eligible to become a candidate for the City of Monte Vista City Council (Charter Sec V.15):

  • Be a citizen of the United States
  • Be 18 years of age or older on the date of the election (Nov. 2)
  • Be a registered voter at the time of filing of petition
  • Reside within the City for at least 24 months preceding appointment
  • Cannot be serving a felony conviction

To become a candidate, an eligible person must publicly announce their intent to seek office and then receive a contribution or make an expenditure in support of their candidacy.

A public announcement is considered a speech, advertisement, or communication that appears in a place that is accessible to the public.

Additionally, registering a candidate committee with the City Clerk’s Office qualifies as a public announcement.

Within 10 days of making a public announcement, the candidate shall file their Candidate Affidavit with the City Clerk’s Office. The Candidate Affidavit must be submitted before receiving a contribution or making an expenditure in support of their candidacy.

Candidate Packets can be picked up beginning on Aug. 3 at the City Clerk’s Office at 95 W. 1st Ave., Monte Vista. Nomination petitions may be circulated and signed starting Aug. 3.

For more information, contact City Clerk Unita Vance at 719-852-6171 or [email protected].