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Elections

November 8, 2022 Special Election#

The City Council has called a special election to be held in conjunction with the Larimer County General Election on November 8, 2022.  Ballot questions and campaign finance information will be posted here as it becomes available.

Ballot Issues#

City-Initiated Charter Amendment No. 1
(Increasing Council Compensation)

Shall Section 3 of Article II of the Charter of the City of Fort Collins, regarding compensation for the Mayor and City Councilmembers, be amended to provide:

  • the Mayor will receive seventy-five percent (75%),
  • the Mayor Pro Tem will receive sixty percent (60%), and
  • all other Councilmembers will receive fifty percent (50%),

of the Area Median Income for the Fort Collins/Loveland area for a single-person household, adjusted annually;

And to further provide that all Councilmembers will be entitled to opt into the City organization’s healthcare-related benefits, on the same terms those benefits are available to City employees?

Full Text of the Amendment

City-Initiated Charter Amendment No. 2
(Moving City Elections to November in Odd-numbered Years)

Shall Article VIII of the Charter of the City of Fort Collins, regarding the conduct of City elections, be amended to:

  • make the regular city election date the first Tuesday in November of every odd-numbered year, instead of the first Tuesday after the first Monday in April of every odd-numbered year;
  • transition to the new election schedule by extending the current term of the Mayor and of each Councilmember from April to November of the appropriate odd-numbered year, without altering the number of terms each may serve;
  • allow for coordinated elections to be conducted by the County Clerk and Recorder and clarify the applicable law for coordinated elections;
  • allow Council to adjust the time frame for candidate nominations and withdrawals up to 180 days prior to an election; and
  • make minor conforming edits; and

shall Article II of the Charter, regarding membership, terms and organization of the City Council, be amended to provide that City officers elected in a November election shall be sworn in and take office, and a Mayor Pro Tem shall be elected, at a special Council meeting on the second Tuesday of January after such election?

Full Text of the Amendment

City-Initiated Charter Amendment No. 3
(Implementation of Ranked Voting Method)

Shall Article VIII of the Charter of the City of Fort Collins, regarding the conduct of City elections, be amended to:

  • require that for all regular city elections after January 1, 2025, the offices of Mayor and of each District Councilmember shall be elected using a “ranked voting method,” pursuant to the applicable Colorado statutes or, for City-conducted elections, procedures and deadlines adopted by the City Council by ordinance;
  • clarify the applicable law for coordinated elections; and
  • make minor conforming edits; and

shall Article IX of the Charter, regarding recall, be amended to incorporate the ranked voting method set out in Article VIII?

Full Text of the Amendment

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Campaign Finance Reports and Independent Expenditures#

Miscellaneous Information#