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2021 election

2021 election
2021 election

More than $1.6 million was spent in this year’s Denver school board election

The election was a sweep by candidates backed by the Denver teachers union and critical of Denver Public Schools’ past reforms

Education

6 big takeaways from the 2021 election results in Colorado and beyond

There was good news for Republicans and Democrats -- and warning signs for both parties headed into the 2022 election season

Politics and Government

Douglas County’s conservative challengers likely to win school board race

Three of their four opponents conceding defeat in interviews with Colorado Community Media

Education

Colorado voters reject Proposition 120, which sought to cut some Colorado property taxes

The ballot measure being pushed by conservatives would have reduced the property tax assessment rates for multifamily residential properties

Politics and Government

Judge cuts key part of Denver’s camping ballot measure days before election

The judge ruled that the 72-hour time limit was unlawful and should be removed

Politics and Government

Turnout remains low as Election Day arrives in Colorado. Here’s what you need to know to vote.

Your ballot must be in the possession of your county’s clerk by 7 p.m. on Election Day to be counted

Politics and Government

Conservatives have dropped millions on Proposition 120 and Amendment 78. No one is spending to oppose them.

Some liberal groups are trying to rally their supporters against the ballot initiatives, but there haven’t been any committees formed with the specific purpose of raising and spending money to stop the measures from passing

Politics and Government

What’s at stake in the Denver school board election two years after a historic shift

The teachers union is spending big in next week’s election in the hopes of hanging on to a political majority

Education

More competition means more spending in Colorado school board elections this year

Teachers unions and wealthy individuals are donating large sums to candidates, while nonprofits that don’t have to disclose their donors are funding independent committee spending

Politics and Government

Union-backed candidates in Jeffco are outspending school board competitors

Jeffco Public Schools is the second largest school district in Colorado, serving about 80,000 students. Three of its five school board seats are up for grabs in the Nov. 2 election.

Education

Colorado Supreme Court declines to hear Tina Peters’ appeal of ruling barring her from having role in 2021 election

Peters’ appeal argued that Mesa County District Court Judge Valerie J. Robison lacked the authority to remove her as the county’s designated election official

Politics and Government

Colorado governor supports property tax cut measure on November ballot opposed by other Democrats

Gov. Jared Pols didn’t elaborate on his position, which is raising eyebrows among Democrats

Politics and Government

Judge bars Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters from having role in upcoming election

Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold sued to block Peters from being involved in the November election amid criminal investigations into Peters’ office

Politics and Government

Local school boards — from Colorado to Ohio — emerge as hot races in November election

Parental protests over COVID-19-related mask mandates, gender-neutral bathrooms, and teachings about racial history, sexuality and social-emotional learning are being leveraged into full-fledged board takeover campaigns

Politics and Government

Colorado election 2021 guide: What you need to know about the ballot initiatives and how to cast your vote

Election Day is Nov. 2 and voters will be making decisions on a slate of ballot measures, as well as local school board races

Politics and Government

Group files 11th-hour lawsuit seeking to block one of three questions on Colorado’s statewide ballot this year

The plaintiffs claim that Amendment 78, which would require more legislative oversight over how money from legal settlements and the federal government is spent, should not have been approved for the 2021 election

Politics and Government

Third and final measure qualifies for Colorado’s 2021 statewide ballot

The signatures turned in to the Colorado Secretary of State’s Office by proponents of Initiative 19 were deemed sufficient Tuesday

Politics and Government

Conservative dark-money group battles to keep its donors secret in showdown with Colorado’s secretary of state

The nonprofit Unite for Colorado plans to appeal its $40,000 fine while facing a second complaint for spending on ballot measures

Politics and Government

Colorado secretary of state will not allow Mesa County’s clerk to oversee upcoming election

The decision comes as Tina Peters is under investigation for her involvement in the leak of images containing Mesa County elections system passwords

Politics and Government

Colorado Republicans aren’t winning many elections these days, so they’re turning to ballot questions instead

Colorado conservatives have seen some success in recent years by bringing and opposing ballot measures, mostly around cutting taxes

Politics and Government