2020 Voters Guide (preliminary)

Ballot Measures

 

Colorado 22-Week Abortion Ban Initiative (2020)

“yes” vote supports prohibiting abortions in Colorado after a fetus reaches 22-weeks gestational age as calculated from the first day of the woman’s last menstrual period.

A “no” vote opposes prohibiting abortions in Colorado after a fetus reaches 22-weeks gestational age, thereby maintaining current Colorado law that does not restrict abortion after a certain point in a pregnancy.

Colorado Charitable Bingo and Raffles Amendment (2020)

“yes” vote supports amending the state constitution to lower the number of years an organization must have existed before obtaining a charitable gaming license from five years to three years and to allow charitable organizations to hire managers and operators of gaming activities so long as they are not paid more than the minimum wage.

“no” vote opposes changing constitutional requirements for charitable gaming activities, thereby continuing to require that organizations must have existed for five years prior to obtaining a charitable gaming license and require those who operate charitable gaming activities to be unpaid volunteers of the organization.

Colorado Citizen Requirement for Voting Initiative (2020)

yes” vote supports amending the Colorado Constitution to state that “only a citizen” of the U.S. can vote in Colorado.

“no” vote opposes amending the Colorado Constitution, thus keeping the existing language that says “every citizen” of the U.S. can vote in Colorado.

Colorado Gallagher Amendment Repeal and Property Tax Assessment Rates Measure (2020)

“yes” vote supports the following:  *repealing the Gallagher Amendment, which set residential and non-residential property tax assessment rates in the state constitution;

*allowing the Colorado State Legislature to freeze property tax assessment rates at the current rates (7.15% for residential property and 29% for non-residential property); and

*allowing the state legislature to provide for future property tax assessment rate adjustments through state law.

A “no” vote supports maintaining the Gallagher Amendment, which requires which requires a residential to non-residential property tax ratio of 45% to 55% and requires the state legislature to adjust the residential assessment rate to maintain the required ratio. Since 1982, the residential property tax assessment rate has dropped from 21% to 7.15% under the Ghallager Amendment.

Colorado Gray Wolf Reintroduction Initiative (2020)

“yes” vote supports requiring the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission to create a plan to reintroduce and manage gray wolves on designated lands west of the continental divide by the end of 2023.

“no” vote opposes creating a plan to reintroduce and manage gray wolves on designated lands west of the continental divide by the end of 2023.

Colorado National Popular Vote Interstate Compact Referendum (2020)

“yes” vote supports Colorado joining the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact, which would give the state’s nine electoral votes to the presidential candidate who wins the national popular vote if states representing at least 270 Electoral College votes adopt the compact.

“no” vote opposes making Colorado part of the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact (NPVIC), thereby continuing to give the state’s nine electoral votes to the presidential candidate winning the most votes in Colorado.

Colorado Tobacco and E-Cigarette Tax Increase for Health and Education Programs Measure (2020)

“yes” vote supports creating a tax on nicotine products such as e-cigarettes, increasing cigarette and tobacco taxes, and dedicating revenues to various health and education programs.

A “no” vote opposes creating a tax on nicotine products such as e-cigarettes, increasing cigarette and tobacco taxes, and dedicating revenues to various health and education programs.

Colorado Transportation Bond Issue (2020)

yes” vote supports the authorization of $1.837 billion in bonds to fund statewide transportation projects with a maximum repayment cost of $2.56 billion over 20 years

“no” vote opposes the authorization of $1.837 billion in bonds to fund statewide transportation projects with a maximum repayment cost of $2.56 billion over 20 years.

U.S. Senate Colorado
Cory Gardner (R) (Incumbent)
U.S. House Colorado District 2
University of Colorado Board of Regents District 7

 

University of Colorado Board of Regents District 2
Dick Murphy (R)
Colorado State Board of Education District 7
Nancy Pallozzi (R)
Colorado House of Representatives District 25
Donald Rosier (R)
Colorado House of Representatives District 28
Pete Roybal (R)
Candidates facing Retention or Recall (yes/no vote)

Colorado Supreme Court    Carlos Armando Samour Jr.

Colorado Court of Appeals    Craig Welling

Colorado Supreme Court    Melissa Hart

Colorado Court of Appeals    Ted C. Tow