Fort Collins election forum will dig into city ballot issues and candidates

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Fort Collins voters can get to know the candidates running to represent them on City Council and learn about upcoming ballot measures at a pair of virtual events planned for March 10.

The League of Women Voters of Larimer County and city of Fort Collins are co-hosting a virtual candidate forum from 7 to 9 p.m. March 10. The forum will be livestreamed on FCTV and cable channels 14 and 881, and the recording will be posted on the Fort Collins and League of Women Voters websites. The Coloradoan will also provide coverage.

The forum will feature the candidates for mayor and council districts 1, 3, 4 and 5. Community members can submit questions for candidates to vote@lwv-larimercounty.org through March 8.

Also on March 10, LWV and Poudre River Public Library District will co-host an informational session about the seven ballot measures that will appear on the April 6 ballot. The measures include five City Charter amendments, a proposed ban of single-use plastic bags at large grocers, and a proposal for Fort Collins to zone the former Hughes Stadium site as 100% open lands and attempt to purchase it from the Colorado State University System. 

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Representatives from the LWV will share information about the pros and cons of the upcoming ballot measures in an impartial manner. The event will take place on Zoom from 1-2 p.m. March 10. Registration is required. To register, visit poudrelibraries.evanced.info/signup, select the ballot issues event on March 10 and click “view more.”

The municipal election is April 6 and will be held by mail. Registered voters in Fort Collins city limits should expect to receive their ballots in the mail in mid-to-late March. Register to vote or check your registration at sos.state.co.us/voter/pages/pub/home.xhtml.

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Jacy Marmaduke covers government accountability for the Coloradoan. Follow her on Twitter @jacymarmaduke. Support her work and that of other Coloradoan journalists by purchasing a digital subscription today.