Colorado voters on Tuesday rejected a proposal to increase taxes on recreational marijuana to pay for out-of-school support services for students like tutoring and therapy. Supporters of Proposition 119 admitted defeat at about 8:30 p.m. With more than a million ballots counted at 10 p.m., the measure was failing with 54% rejecting the initiative and […]
Odd-year elections in Colorado traditionally have low turnout, but voter participation this year has been even more anemic than usual despite fiery school board contests and consequential ballot initiatives. As of Sunday night, 755,631 ballots had been cast, representing just 19% of active registered voters in the state. More Democrats and Republicans had cast ballots […]
It’s the best time of year in Colorado: yellowing aspens, cool mountain air and ballots arriving effortlessly by mail. As a state, we feature one of the most robust vote-by-mail systems in the nation. Regrettably, off-cycle elections can still see a drop in turnout, and sometimes lead to changes that may not otherwise reflect the […]
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Colorado voters will decide Nov. 2 whether to approve a slate of statewide and local ballot initiatives, as well as pick the members of their local school boards. Here’s what you need to know to participate: When do I need to mail my ballot back? County clerks can begin mailing out ballots Oct. 8, and […]
Colorado voters will decide next month whether to raise taxes on recreational marijuana to help fund a new state program aimed at providing Colorado students with out-of-school learning opportunities. The program, called Learning Enrichment and Academic Progress, or LEAP, would pay service providers, like private tutoring companies or even public school teachers looking for extra […]
The head of a liberal-leaning fiscal policy organization and a Summit County commissioner filed a lawsuit Thursday seeking to block one of three statewide measures set to appear on the November ballot, arguing the Colorado Secretary of State’s Office inappropriately approved the question and that any votes for it shouldn’t be counted. Scott Wasserman, of […]