Election Information

General Information


  • The next regular election will be held in 2020.  The primary election is scheduled for August 3, 2020, and the general election is scheduled for November 10, 2020.
Candidate packets will be available mid-January of 2020. There will be the Mayor and three Council Member seats open of election.  The term of Mayor Tim Elinski expires in 2020.  The terms of Council Members Deb Althouse, Tosca Henry, and Ruben Jauregui expire in 2020.  Candidates who are elected to office during this election cycle will take their seats on the Council in November 2020.

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.