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Amendment V: Everything you need to know about the 2018 Colorado ballot question

Amendment V has to do with changing the minimum age to serve in Colorado’s legislature.

Type: Change in state constitution. 55 percent required for passage.

The issue: Should 21-year-olds be allowed to serve in the Colorado state legislature?

This one’s pretty self-explanatory. Today you have to be 25 or older to run for either the Colorado House or the state Senate. That’s a stricter age requirement than most states, so lawmakers this year are asking voters to change the state constitution to lower it.

The ramifications: Pretty minimal. Even in states with lower age limits, very few people younger than 25 run for office.

For more: Read the referred measure and ballot analysis.

— Brian Eason, Special to The Colorado Sun 

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