Election Information

General Information


  • The next regular election will be held in 2018.  The primary election is scheduled for August 28, 2018, and the general election is scheduled for November 6, 2018
Candidate packets will be available mid-January of 2018. There will be three council member seats open of election.  The terms of Council Members Kyla Allen, Linda Norman, and Karen Pfeifer expire  in 2018.  Candidates who are elected to office during this election cycle will take their seats on the Council at the end of November 2018.

Candidate Qualifications Requirements


A candidate for local office must be a qualified elector at the time of election. Any such candidate, in addition to other requirements, must be 18 years of age or more on or before the election, have resided in the city limits for one year preceding the election, and restored his civil rights if having been convicted of a felony.


Qualified Electors


  • A person who has properly registered to vote, if he is at least 18 years of age, shall be deemed a qualified elector
  • Reside within the corporate limits of the City of Cottonwood, and be registered in the Cottonwood districts.