Election Information

April 2023 Election

Are you registered to vote? Check on the Colorado Secretary of State voter registration website.

On April 4, 2023. City voters will elect Councilmembers from Districts B, C, and at-large for four-year terms, and one Councilmember to fill a vacant term ending in 2025 from District A. Candidates for City Council must have resided in the City, or for a district seat in their district, for at least 12 months immediately preceding the election and be a registered voter of the City. 

  • For the full list of candidates in the 2023 Elections, click here.
  • The financial report for each candidate will appear on their candidate information pages.
  • To determine which Council Candidates represent the district in which you live, review the City Council Boundaries Map (PDF).
  • City elections and candidates are subject to the provisions of the Fair Campaign Practices Act. Additional information can be found on the Secretary of State's website

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To view a sample ballot for the 2023 Elections, click here.

2023 Ballot Issues
A Notice of Election was prepared in accordance with Article X, Section 20 of the Colorado Constitution. It includes the title and text of ballot issues subject to the notice requirements of Article X, Section 20. To view the TABOR notice for the 2023 elections, click here.

Where can I drop off my ballot?
There are five designated ballot drop box locations. All will be available beginning March 17, 2023, through Election Day, April 4, 2023. Ballots must be dropped off at the City Clerk's office or in a designated ballot box by 7 p.m. on April 4, 2023. Postmarks do not count as a received date. You must apply appropriate postage if returning ballot by mail. Ballot box locations

Remember to fill in all three spaces on the outside of the ballot with your name, your signature, and the date. If any of these remains blank YOUR BALLOT WILL NOT BE VALID. Instructions for completing your ballot. 

Are you planning to vote using an Absentee Ballot? An Absentee Ballot Application Form will need to be filled out. To receive an Absentee Ballot form, call 970-244-1509. Print and online applications must be received by the City Clerk's Office by the close of business on Friday, March 31, 2023.

If you have questions regarding City elections, contact the City Clerk's office at 970-244-1509 or email cityclerk@gjcity.org 

Election Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Candidate Election Information 

Past Election Information

Grand Junction Elections

Grand Junction was founded in 1882. In 1921 Grand Junction community members voted to employ the Council-Manager form of government, which became popular in the early part of the 20th century. This system combines the political leadership of elected officials with the managerial expertise of an appointed local government manager. The members of the City Council are elected by the citizens of Grand Junction to make policy decisions and laws, similar to a board of directors in a private company. 

The City's guiding document is the City Charter. The City Charter sets out the structure of the City government, including the powers and duties of the City Council and the City Manager, along with general guidelines for the operations of the City and the salaries of City Council (Section 38). The Charter, which can only be amended by the people in a municipal election, was first adopted on September 14, 1909.

The Grand Junction City Council is comprised of seven community members - five of whom are elected from and represent certain City districts - and two that are elected at-large. Regular municipal elections are held in April of odd years.