Fort Collins voters are not interested in changing how the city runs its elections. Voters on Tuesday rejected a ballot proposal that would have had the city adopt a ranked-choice voting system in municipal elections designed to ensure that winning candidates enjoy the support of a majority of those casting ballots.
The proposal, which was endorsed by several local politicians and political organizations, fell well short of getting a majority of support, failing with 38.63 percent of voters in favor and 61.37 percent opposed.
Supporters gathered at office space rented by Fort Collins Ranked Voting on Tuesday evening appeared somewhat stunned by the results and the wide margin of defeat. But Eric Fried, an organizer with the campaign, said supporters might come back in two years and try again. Change takes time, he said.