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Elections

April 6, 2021 Regular Election#

All voters will be electing a new mayor, and voters in Districts 1, 3, and 5 will be electing representatives at the next regular election held on April 6, 2021.   Voters in District 4 will elect a representative to fill a vacancy created by the resignation of Councilmember Kristin Stephens due to her election as a Larimer County Commissioner.  The elected representative in District 4 will complete the remainder of Councilmember Stephens' term, which expires in April 2023. 

In addition to electing representatives, voters are usually presented with ballot issues, such as Charter amendments, financial issues, or initiated or referred ordinances or resolutions.

Unofficial Candidates#

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          NOTE:  Bill Wright withdrew from the race on 01/15/21
                       Phil Jensen withdrew from the race on 01/18/21

Ballot Issues#

City-Initiated Proposed Charter Amendment No. 1

Shall Section 4 of Article II of the Charter of the City of Fort Collins, pertaining to the election of the Mayor Pro Tem and other Council organizational matters, be amended to clarify that the election of the Mayor Pro Tem shall occur at the meeting at which newly-elected Councilmembers take the oath of office and further to provide for election by Council of a new Mayor Pro Tem in the event of a resignation from that position?

_____ Yes/For
_____ No/Against

Full Text of the Amendment 

City-Initiated Proposed Charter Amendment No. 2

Shall Section 8 of Article VIII of the Charter of the City of Fort Collins, pertaining to campaign contributions for city elections, be amended to remove the stated prohibition on campaign contributions and expenditures and instead provide that Council shall by ordinance establish prohibitions on, and requirements for, campaign contributions and expenditures for city elections, in addition to limits on contributions to support or oppose candidates for Council?

_____ Yes/For
_____ No/Against

Full Text of the Amendment 

City-Initiated Proposed Charter Amendment No. 3
Amending Sections 9 and 11 of Charter Article V Concerning City Council Appropriations

Shall Sections 9 and 11 of Article V of the City of Fort Collins Charter be amended to provide that City Council may make supplemental appropriations from not only the City’s actual and expected revenues in a fiscal year, but also from all other sources of funds the City receives or expects to receive during the fiscal year, and to provide that the City Council may designate by ordinance as non-lapsing its annual and supplemental appropriations for capital projects and for federal, state and private grants and donations until the completion of the capital project or until the earlier of the expiration of the federal, state or private grant or donation or the city’s expenditure of all funds received from such grant or donation, but without limiting the City Council’s ability to terminate earlier any such capital project or federal, state or private grant or donation?

_____ Yes/For
_____ No/Against

Full Text of the Amendment 

City-Initiated Proposed Charter Amendment No. 4

Shall Section 17 of Article II of the Charter of the City of Fort Collins, requiring an independent audit of city books and accounts at least annually, be amended to increase the time for publication of a summary of such audit to seven (7) months after the end of each fiscal year, instead of five (5) months?

_____ Yes/For
_____ No/Against

Full Text of the Amendment 

City-Initiated Proposed Charter Amendment No. 5

Shall Section 5 of Article VIII of the Charter of the City of Fort Collins, establishing the Board of Elections, be amended to replace a reference to “Municipal Judge” with “Chief Judge” in conformance with a 2017 update to that title?

_____ Yes/For
_____ No/Against

Full Text of the Amendment 

Proposed Citizen-Initiated Ordinance (relating to the former Hughes Stadium property)

Final ballot language is pending.  See Resolution 2020-105.

Miscellaneous Information#