Colorado 2022 voting guide: Larimer County's top races, ballot issues in general election

Election Day update: Where to find results

Looking for results after the 7 p.m. close of polls? The Coloradoan has you covered. Check out these links for the latest:

Statewide races: Get 2022 Colorado election results. Find key statwide election results here

Larimer County races: Live updates from Larimer County Commission, Fort Collins ranked-choice voting and more

Weld County races: Live updates from Windsor open space, Weld RE-4 school district bond issue

Also, if you're still deciding, be sure to check out or last-minute guide to voting in the general election:

The clock is ticking:A procrastinator's guide to voting in the Colorado 2022 general election

Original voter guide begins here:

It's officially October, and that means it's almost decision time in Colorado. While voters in other states will have to wait until Tuesday, Nov. 8, to vote in the general election, Colorado voters can get a jump-start as ballots in the state's all-mail election will be sent out starting Monday, Oct. 17.

To help you prepare for the election, the Coloradoan has compiled the following voter guide, which will be updated with race previews, candidate forum information, campaign finance reporting and much more before the election. So check out our plans and information below, and be sure to bookmark this guide as we plan to begin publishing race previews in early October with the goal of having each preview published by the time you receive your ballot.

Here are the races that will be previewed by the Coloradoan in October

Coloradoan reporters have spent a significant portion of the months leading up to the election interviewing candidates and issue committees to help voters make informed choices when ballots begin to land in mailboxes the week of Oct. 16. Links to previews and past coverage of the following 19 races will be added to this list ahead of the mailing of ballots, so check back for new information as it is published.

Don't know what district you live in? Here are maps and ways to find out for certain.

Colorado Congressional District 2: Joe Neguse, D-incumbent; Marshall Dawson, R; Gary Nation, ACP; Tim Wolf, Unity; Steve Yurash, Center

Colorado Senate District 15: Janice Marchman, D, vs. Rob Woodward, R-incumbent

Colorado House District 49: Judy Amabile, D; Kathryn Lehr, R; Daniel Lutz, Libertarian

Colorado House District 52: Cathy Kipp, D-incumbent; Deborah "Dee Dee" Vicino, R

Colorado House District 53: Andrew Boesenecker, D-incumbent; Donna Walter, R

Colorado House District 65: Lisa Chollet, D; Mike Lynch, R-incumbent

Larimer County District 1 commissioner: Justin Smith, R; John Kefalas, D-incumbent

Larimer County clerk and recorder: Toni Baker, D; Angela Myers, R-incumbent

Larimer County assessor: Bob Overbeck, D-incumbent; David Eisenbraun, R

Larimer County coroner: Stephen Hanks, D; Matt Canaga, R

Colorado Proposition FF: 'Healthy meals for public school students' sales tax increase

Colorado Proposition 123: Statewide funding for affordable housing

Colorado Propositions 124-126: Increasing the number of retail liquor licenses someone can hold; expanding alcohol sales in grocery stores; allowing alcohol delivery through third-party services

Fort Collins Ballot Question 2A: Increasing City Council compensation

Fort Collins Ballot Question 2B: Moving municipal elections to November

Fort Collins Ballot Question 2C: Adopting ranked choice voting for municipal elections

Windsor Ballot Issue 3F: Open space land acquisition sales tax increase

Timnath Ballot Question 3H: Increasing population threshold for town council expansion

Timnath Ballot Question 3I: Moving municipal elections to November

Here's how the Coloradoan is gathering information for candidate race previews

  • Reporters first sent a questionnaire to all candidates, with identical general questions to learn what was most important to candidates and ask for photos of each candidate.

  • Reporters performed background checks on all candidates.

  • Reporters then interviewed each candidate, asking more specific questions based candidates' answers to the questionnaire, campaign materials and questions submitted by Coloradoan readers.

  • If reporters were unable to get in contact with or interview a candidate, they used campaign materials as sources of information. Each race preview states whether the candidate gave an interview.

Other election coverage from the Coloradoan and its news partners

The Coloradoan will also publish additional election information from our news partners at the Associated Press and Pueblo Chieftain as it is made available. You can also return here for campaign finance reporting and other Coloradoan updates as they come.

What's on the 2022 Larimer County election ballot?

Larimer County's non-voter-specific sample ballot lists 61 races and ballot issues that county voters will decide or help decide, depending on where they live. Not all voters will vote on all of the issues, as some are specific to municipalities or other governmental districts.

Here's a look at every race that voters in the county will help decide:

2022 Larimer County General Election Sample Ballot by Coloradoan on Scribd

Where can I learn more about the candidates?

The League of Women Voters of Larimer County and others are hosting candidate forums throughout October. Find a full schedule of forums and links to recordings here.

Where can I find Larimer County candidate endorsements?

The Coloradoan is publishing a select number of candidate endorsements from Larimer County residents at You can find an updated roundup of endorsements here.

Where can I check on my voter registration status or register to vote in Larimer County?

If you're not sure you've registered to vote, or sure you want to register, head to the Larimer County Clerk's Office website to learn more about how to participate in this year's election. You can also track the status of your mail-in ballot and find voting and drop-off locations and hours while you're there.

This article originally appeared on Fort Collins Coloradoan: Colorado voting guide: Larimer County races, ballot issues in election