Local Election Update

Fort Collins Candidate Forum

On March 9 Fort Collins voters had the opportunity to learn more about candidates for Mayor and and City Council seats in District 1, 3, and 5 in Fort Collins. Beginning at 7:00 in the City Council Chambers (300 LaPorte Ave), candidates answered questions from the audience regarding their plans and stance on a variety of local issues.

The League of Women Voters of Larimer County was proud to host this forum in cooperation with the City of Fort Collins. The forum was televised live and rebroadcast on FCTV Channels 881 and 14 various times prior to the April 4 election.

While everyone living in Fort Collins City limits can vote for Mayor, only residents of the designated districts can vote for those City Council positions.  If you’re not sure which district you live in, we invite you to explore the interactive tools explaining the City of Fort Collins District Boundaries.

If you cannot attend the forum or want more information:

  • Watch the taped forum below:
  • Read more about the candidates with responses to questions online at www.vote411.org


Fort Collins Offers Tours of Ballot Processing

Given all the attention paid to election integrity as of late, many voters have a renewed curiosity in the details of ballot processing.  While counties and states supervise larger elections, cities must oversee and ensure the integrity of municipal elections.  If you’re interested in catching a behind the scenes look at the process, you’re in luck!  According to a statement from the City of Fort Collins:

The City of Fort Collins will host free tours of its ballot processing center from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, March 14 at 300 Laporte Avenue. The tour coincides with the upcoming April 2017 municipal election. Attend the tour to see how ballots are processed and counted for local elections.

During the 2017 Election, the Fort Collins community will vote for Mayor and City Council seats in District 1, 3, and 5. Other ballot issues include four City-initiated Charter amendments regarding the certification of election results, the cancellation of a Council meeting, conflicts of interest, and the appointment of Municipal Judges. All municipal elections are non-partisan and candidates are not required to provide information about their party affiliation.

For more information visit fcgov.com/election or call the City Clerk’s Office at 970.221.6515.

Next Week: Loveland Candidate Forum

On Tuesday, March 14, 2017 from 7-8 PM at the Loveland City Council Chambers, (500 East Third Street, Loveland, CO 80537) the League of Women Voters of Larimer County will again host a candidate forum for the upcoming elections in Loveland.  This hour long forum, co-hosted with the City of Loveland, will be devoted to three candidates who wish to fill the vacant City Council Ward 3 seat.  As with the Fort Collins forum, the Loveland forum will be televised and re-broadcast online.  Stay tuned for more details!

Information about the Loveland candidates is already available on www.vote411.org.

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