Nine local election centers will be available today to local
voters who will cast their decision on three larger Colorado
issues, along with some smaller local ballot proposals.
Starting at 7 a.m. Fort Collins voters can begin to cast their
votes. The Fort Collins Elks, 140 East Oak Street, University Park
Holiday Inn, 425 West Prospect Road and Summit View Community
Church, 1601 West Drake Road are three nearby voting centers.
Polls close at 7 p.m.
Some larger issues on the ballot include Amendment 32, Amendment
33 and Referendum A.
Amendment 32 is a ballot issue that centers around property
taxation. The proposed amendment to the Colorado Constitution would
increase the taxable portion of residential property from the
current level of 7.96 percent to 8 percent. If passed, the
amendment would freeze the 8 percent assessment rate and would no
longer maintain a constant ratio between residential property and
all other property, like commercial.
In short, Amendment 33 is aimed at installing video lottery
machines at horse and greyhound tracks to allocate up to $25
million for tourism promotion and open space protects.
The third Colorado ballot issue, Referendum A, will allow the
Colorado Water Conservation Board to borrow up to $2 billion for
public and private water projects via bonds, if passed. The board
would repay the bonds and limits the total repayment cost,
including interest, to $4 billion.
In addition to some statewide issues, Larimer County also has
ballot proposals for the election tomorrow. One proposal is a
Larimer County tax increase asking for $14.9 million in additional
taxes annually for the expansion and operation of the county
The city of Loveland is also requesting a tax increase to assist
in open space acquisition, operation and maintenance.
Other issues on the ballot and can be read in detail by visiting
the Web site