Section 2.1 Applicability of Colorado Municipal Election Code:

For any non-Gunnison County coordinated elections, the Colorado Municipal Election Code, and any amendments thereto, heretofore or hereafter adopted shall prevail, except those provisions which are inconsistent with the Charter. The Council shall provide by ordinance, resolution or motion, for the manner of holding City elections and such additional regulations in respect to elections as may be necessary to accomplish the intent of this article.

Section 2.2 Elective Officers and Terms of Office:

The elective officers of the City shall be five Council members, all of whom shall be nominated and elected from the City at large. At each regular City election there shall be elected three Council members and such additional number as may be required to fill vacancies pursuant to the provision of Section 4.7 Filling Vacancies in Elective Offices. The two receiving the highest number of votes shall be elected for a term of office of four years. The one receiving the third highest number of votes shall be elected for a term of office of two years. A number equal to the number of vacancies being filled (if any) who shall receive the next highest numbers of votes in order shall be elected for a term of office of two years.

A.    The terms of office for Council members shall commence on the first scheduled regular meeting following the Regular Municipal or Special election at which they are elected.

B.    Elections shall be non-partisan. There shall be no partisan designations affixed in any way or manner to any candidate for the office of City Councilmember.

Section 2.3 City at Large; Voting Precinct:

The City of Gunnison shall consist of one ward. The voting precinct of the City shall consist of one until changed by the Council as hereinafter provided. The Council shall by resolution from time to time establish convenient voting precincts in accordance with this Charter and statutes.

Section 2.4 Election Date:

A regular City election shall be held on the first Tuesday in November of each odd numbered year. Special City elections shall be held in accordance with the provisions of this Charter.

Section 2.5 Election Commission:

An Election Commission is hereby created, consisting of the City Clerk and two qualified electors of the City, who during their term of office shall not be elected officials or employees or candidates or nominees for elected City office. These two members shall be appointed by the Council from July 1 following a regular City election for a term of two years, and shall serve without compensation.

The City Clerk shall be chair. The Election Commission shall appoint the Board of Election judges and clerks for each voting precinct and have charge of all activities and duties required of it by statute and this charter relating to the conduct of elections in the City. In any case where election procedure is in doubt, the Election Commission shall prescribe the procedure to be followed.

The Election Commission shall provide for ballots and sample ballots or voting machines for determination of the winner in the event of a tie vote or canvassing of returns and issuance of appropriate certificates.

The Election Commission shall only serve when the election is not coordinated with Gunnison County.