Election Official

We have a coordinated election with the County. For any general election questions please contact the Fremont County Election Department at:

Fremont County Administration Building
615 Macon Avenue, Cañon City, CO 81212

Election Date

Tuesday, November 7, 2023 - Election Day

Designated Election Official

Cindy Foster Owens, City Clerk
128 Main Street, P.O. Box 1460
Cañon City, CO 81215-1460

2023 Offices to be Filled by Election

At the City of Cañon City General Municipal Election on November 7, 2023, the office of Mayor and four of the seven Council seats will be up for election. 

The office of Mayor is for a two-year term.  There is no district residency requirement, but the general Qualifications for Office still apply. 

Each of the Council seats is for a four-year term. 

  • 1 seat  – District 2 seat (Candidate must live within the boundaries of District 2)
  • 1 seat – District 4 seat (Candidate must live within the boundaries of District 4)
  •  2 seats – At large (Candidates must live in the City, but there is no district residency requirement)

In determining a district residency requirement, the City election district map will determine if a potential candidate meets district residency requirements. The district map is available at https://canoncity.maps.arcgis.com and in the 2023 Information and Guidelines booklet. 

Candidates should confirm residency eligibility with the City Clerk prior to announcing their candidacy.   

Nomination Petitions 

The City Clerk shall supply nomination petitions.  They may be obtained at the City Clerk’s office commencing on August 8, 2023, and must be filed with the City Clerk no later than 5:00 p.m. on August 28, 2023. 

A candidate’s petition must be signed by at least 25 registered voters who reside within City limits.  No qualified elector shall nominate by petition more than one candidate for each office to be filled.  If the seat petitioned for has a candidate’s residency requirement, all signatures on the petition shall be from residents of that specific district of the City. Refer to the district maps incorporated on the prior pages to ensure the signature is within the appropriate district boundaries.  

A candidate’s statement of acceptance and petition circulator’s certification are a part of each petition and must be properly executed before the City Clerk will accept the petition. The petition circulator’s certification must be notarized.  This can be done in front of any authorized notary, or you may bring your petition and circulator into the Clerk’s office for execution of the notarized statements.  There should be only one circulator per petition. 

The City Clerk will verify all signatures upon each candidate’s petition.  Such verification shall be conducted by comparing the data contained in the County Clerk’s database for each registered elector with the information contained on the petition.  Such comparison includes name, address of record, and signature verification.  Should enough names be disqualified on the petition as to reduce the signatures to a number less than the 25 required, the candidate will be given until end of business on September 5, 2023, to amend, correct, or replace signatures that are not in conformity with requirements.