November 8, 2022 Election

2022 Coordinated Ballot – Chamber Takes Positions on Local and State Issues

The November 2022 ballot will include 11 state issues that have been cleared by the Office of the Secretary of State. Of that total, three propose changes to the Colorado Constitution which require a 55% approval rate to become law (denoted as “Amendment”). The balance of items propose changes to state statute which require a simple majority. Six items have been placed on the ballot via citizen-initiative and five have been referred by the Colorado Legislature.

In addition to the 11 state issues, the Fort Collins City Council has placed three items on the November 8, 2022 ballot: Moving the municipal election cycle to November of odd-numbered years; Increasing Council compensation; and Ranked Choice Voting. All three issues would change our City Charter.

After in-depth review by staff, the Local Legislative Affairs Committee (LLAC), the Northern Colorado Legislative Alliance (NCLA) and the Board, the Fort Collins Area Chamber has elected to take the following positions on issues:

Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce Position Summary

For the Election November 8, 2022

Ballot Issue Issue Title Chamber Position
Amendment D Twenty-Third Judicial District Amendment No Position
Amendment E Homestead Exemption to Surviving Spouses of U.S. Armed Forces Members and Veterans Amendment Support
Amendment F Charitable Gaming Amendment No Position
Proposition FF Reduce Income Tax Deduction Amounts to Fund School Meals Program Measure No Position
Proposition GG Include Income Tax Effects in Initiative Ballot Language Measure No Position
Proposition #121 Reduction of State Income Tax No Position
Proposition #122 Natural Medicine Health Act of 2022 Opposed
Proposition #123 State Income Tax Revenue to Fund Housing Projects Support
Proposition #124 Retail Liquor Store Licenses Initiative Opposed
Proposition #125 Wine Sales in Grocery and Convenience Stores Initiative Opposed
Proposition #126 Alcohol Third Party Delivery Service Initiative Opposed
Ballot Question #2A City-Initiated Charter Amendment No. 1 – Council Compensation No Position
Ballot Question #2B City-Initiated Charter Amendment No. 2 – November Elections No Position
Ballot Question #2C City-Initiated Charter Amendment No. 3 – Ranked Voting Opposed

To dive deeper into the various issues, check out our CIVIC Conversation To Go Packet.  You can also click the links above for more in-depth understanding of each ballot issue.

Election Resources: 

The Fort Collins City Council has called a special election to be held in conjunction with the Larimer County General Election on November 8, 2022. 

Ballots will be mailed the week of October 17, 2022


Please note: The Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to provide education, information and analysis of local issues and candidates specifically for its members. The opinions expressed in this website are meant to give Chamber members a perspective that advocates for the business community and the city’s overall quality of life, and to give members insight into the potential impacts of local issues and candidates.  No Chamber Dues or Funds are being contributed to any of the issue campaigns.