Early voting

Oct 202005
Authors: James Baetke

County voting officials are encouraging people to get out and vote early to avoid crowds.

Scott Doyle, Larimer County Clerk and Recorder, said voters can cast their votes early at any of the early voting centers in Larimer County, including the one located on CSU at the Lory Student Center in room 114 C.

"Larimer County is expecting a large turnout for the Nov. 1 election. If you want to avoid the Election Day rush, early voting sites will be open Monday through Friday," Doyle said.

The voting centers are open now until Oct. 28 and again on Election Day on Nov. 1. Hours of operation are between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. In order to avoid voting delays, Doyle recommends bringing an ID with a Colorado address.

Ballot questions differ, depending on the location in which voters live. In Fort Collins, voters will be asked to elect new school board members, pass a city-initiated tax increase designed to be used toward "community enhancement" projects and increase term limits by one year for county office-holders, including the sheriff.

All Colorado voters also will be deciding the fate of Referendums C and D, where Referendum C would suspend state spending limits for five years, allowing lawmakers to spend an estimated $3.7 billion that otherwise would be refunded to taxpayers. Referendum D would let the state borrow up to $2.1 billion against that money to start road and school construction right away.

Those who are absentee voters need to send their requests in by mail by today. There is still time to request an absentee ballot by calling the Larimer County Elections office at 498-7820.

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