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Voter guide: Colorado Springs city election

Posted: 10:01 AM, Apr 02, 2019
Updated: 2019-04-02 15:05:39-04

COLORADO SPRINGS – Voters in Colorado Springs will elect a mayor, three at-large city council positions and decide one ballot issue in Tuesday’s citywide election.

News5 will have full coverage and reaction of the election tonight at 5, 6 and 10. News5’s Zach Thaxton will be covering the mayoral and city council races. News5’s Sam Kraemer will be covering ballot issue 1, collective bargaining for firefighters.

Ballots must be submitted by 7 p.m. for your vote to count. Ballot drop-off locations are included at the bottom of this story.

Haven’t voted yet? The links below can help you decide who you think will best represent and serve Colorado Springs.

Meet all 11 candidates for Colorado Springs City Council At-Large seats

Meet the candidates for Colorado Springs Mayor

WATCH AGAIN: Colorado Springs City Council Candidate Forum

Election Watch: Colorado Springs Issue 1 – CSFD Collective Bargaining

Collective Bargaining ballot question debate draws full house

The following is a list of candidates as they appear on the ballot. Municipal elections are non-partisan.

Mayor:

At-Large City Council:

Issues:

Issue 1:  Collective Bargaining for All Uniformed Fire Department Employees

  • Shall the Charter of the City of Colorado Springs be amended by the addition of a new Article XVI thereto granting collective bargaining rights to all uniformed City fire employees except for the Fire Chief and his direct reports, and specifically: providing that such employees shall have the right to select and remove an employee organization to serve as the sole and exclusive bargaining representative, to bargain on behalf of such employees for a collective bargaining agreement with the City as employer, concerning items related to safety, wages, salaries, monetary payments, employer-paid health insurance, employer-paid accident, life and disability insurance, employer-paid pension programs including the amount of pension and contributions, employer-offered deferred compensation, health insurance for retired fire employees, paid time off, uniform and equipment allowances, employer-paid expense reimbursement, hours of work, and all other terms and conditions of employment of such employees; providing for the term of collective bargaining agreements of not less than one I) year nor longer than three (3) years; providing for impasse between the City and the exclusive bargaining agent regarding any issues to be presented to a fact-finder, with the fact-finder to be selected by agreement between the exclusive bargaining representative and the City; providing the factors that the fact-finder shall consider in his or her decision; providing that if either the City or the collective bargaining representative does not accept the decision of the fact-finder on any issue, it shall be presented to the voters only at a special municipal election, with each issue to be a separate question; and providing that any adopted appropriations ordinance shall be amended as necessary to comply with the recommendations from the fact-finder or the special election results?

Ballot Drop-Off Locations and Hours of Operation:

LOCATION ADDRESS HOURS OF OPERATIONS (Monday – Friday) ELECTION DAY HOURS
(Main location) City Clerk’s Office 30 South Nevada Ave., Suite 101 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM & 24/7 Ballot Box 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Colorado Springs Senior Center 1514 North Hancock Ave. 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM
YMCA Southeast Family Armed Services Center 2190 Jet Wing Dr. 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM
PPLD-East Library 5550 North Union Blvd. 24/7 Ballot Box 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM
PPLD-Library 21c 1175 Chapel Hills Dr. 24/7 Ballot Box 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Black Forest Park-n-Ride 7503 Black Forest Rd. 24/7 Ballot Box 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM
El Paso County Clerk and Recorder Locations Citizens Service Center, 1675 West Garden of the Gods Rd. 24/7 Ballot Box 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Downtown-Centennial Hall, 200 South Cascade Ave. 24/7 Ballot Box 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Southeast-Powers Branch, 5650 Industrial Pl., Suite 100 24/7 Ballot Box 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM
8830 North-Union Town Center Branch, 8830 North Union Blvd. 24/7 Ballot Box 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Fort Carson Branch, 6351 Wetzel Ave., Bldg. 1525 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM