How to vote in Fort Collins’ April 6 election for City Council, Hughes Stadium land and more

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Your ballot for the April election in Fort Collins is in the mail, if it hasn’t already arrived at your home.

The April 6 election will decide Fort Collins’ next mayor, four City Council district seats, and a few ballot initiatives, including what should happen with the former Hughes Stadium site and whether Fort Collins will ban plastic bags.

If you plan to vote, here’s what to know:

Who can vote?

You can register to vote or check your voter status at www.fcgov.com/AprilElection.

You’re eligible to vote if you:

  • are 18 years of age or older and
  • have lived within Fort Collins city limits for at least 22 days prior to April 6

You can register to vote through Election Day. Contact the clerk’s office at 970-221-6515.

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Where do I drop my ballot?

You can put it in the mail with no postage required, but be forewarned that if it’s not received by April 6, it won’t count.

Instead, you can drop ballots 24 hours a day at the following locations until 7 p.m. April 6: 

  • City Hall, 300 Laporte Ave., parking lot south of building (drive-thru)
  • Larimer County Courthouse, 200 W. Oak St., outside main entrance (walk-up)
  • Police Services, 2221 S. Timberline Road, west end of parking lot (drive-thru)
  • South Transit Center, 4915 Fossil Blvd., south end of parking lot (drive-thru)
  • Harmony Library, 4616 S. Shields St., outside building entrance (walk-up)
  • Colorado State University Lory Student Center, 1101 Center Avenue Mall
  • Northside Aztlan Community Center, 112 E. Willow St., parking lot behind building (drive-thru)
  • Senior Center, 1200 Raintree Drive, near entrance overhang (drive-thru)
  • Traffic Operations, 626 Linden St., parking lot south of building (drive-thru)
  • Elks Lodge, 1424 E. Mulberry St., driveway on east side of building (drive-thru)
  • Larimer County Human Services, 1501 Blue Spruce Drive, median at east end of parking lot (drive-thru)
  • Fort Collins Habitat for Humanity Restore, 4001 S. Taft Hill Road, parking lot near southeast corner of building (drive-thru)                                      

What’s on the ballot

The Coloradoan has created a comprehensive guide to the April 2021 election in Fort Collins. You can take in the highlights to help you make your decisions or dig deeper if you want. Find the story at Coloradoan.com under “Top Headlines” on the right side of the page. 

Find out what City Council district you live in.

Rebecca Powell is a content strategist at the Coloradoan, working to connect our community with the answers they seek. Contact her at RebeccaPowell@coloradoan.com. We can’t do the important work of keeping our community informed without you. Support her work and that of other Coloradoan journalists by purchasing a digital subscription today.