MyTimeToVote

MyTimeTo
Vote.com

Promoting Democracy Through Education .com

Colorado 2017 Statewide Ballot

Statewide and Local Sample Ballots In 2017

Sample ballots are specific to a given election district. They contain partisan and nonpartisan offices that may appear on a particular election's ballot. The Sample Ballot provides the order the contests and candidates will appear on the ballot. Most towns have only one sample ballot. However, there may be some municipalities with multiple ballots based on specific local races for an elected position.

Although sample ballots, in most states, are sent to voters in the mail, we would advise you contact your local election office for details on when you should expect to receive one in the mail.

  • Click here to View Your Sample Ballots
  • Statewide Ballot Questions
    November,8,2016
    Topic
    Ballot Title/Ballot Summary
    Health

    Proposition 106: Medical-Aid in Dying

    A change to the Colorado revised statutes to permit any mentally capable adult Colorado resident who has a medical prognosis of death by terminal illness within six months to receive a prescription from a willing licensed physician for medication that can be self-administered to bring about death; and in connection therewith, requiring two licensed physicians to confirm the medical prognosis, that the terminally-ill patient has received information about other care and treatment options, and that the patient is making a voluntary and informed decision in requesting the medication; requiring evaluation by a licensed mental health professional if either physician believes the patient may not be mentally capable; granting immunity from civil and criminal liability and professional discipline to any person who in good faith assists in providing access to or is present when a patient self-administers the medication; and establishing criminal penalties for persons who knowingly violate statutes relating to the request for the medication.

    WHAT'S BEING SAID ABOUT THIS BALLOT INITIATIVE
    RESULTVOTES PCT.
    Yes1,622,19864.6 %
    No888,99135.4 %
    Elections

    Proposition 107: Presidential Primary Elections

    Makes a change to the Colorado Revised Statutes recreating a presidential primary election to be held before the end of March in each presidential election year in which unaffiliated electors may vote without declaring an affiliation with a political party.

    WHAT'S BEING SAID ABOUT THIS BALLOT INITIATIVE
    RESULTVOTES PCT.
    Yes1,564,524 63.8 %
    No886,83436.2 %
    Elections

    Proposition 108: Primary Elections

    Makes a change to the Colorado Revised Statutes concerning the process of selecting candidates representing political parties on a general election ballot, and, in connection therewith, allowing an unaffiliated elector to vote in the primary election of a political party without declaring an affiliation with that party and permitting a political party in specific circumstances to select all of its candidates by assembly or convention instead of by primary election.

    WHAT'S BEING SAID ABOUT THIS BALLOT INITIATIVE
    RESULTVOTES PCT.
    Yes1,279,897 52.7 %
    No1,146,96747.3 %
    Health | State Government

    Amendment 69: Establishment of State Health Care System Amendment

    State taxes shall be increased $25 billion annually in the first full fiscal year, and by such amounts that are raised thereafter, by an amendment to the Colorado constitution establishing a health care payment system to fund health care for all individuals whose primary residence is in Colorado, and, in connection therewith, creating a governmental entity called ColoradoCare to administer the health care payment system; providing for the governance of ColoradoCare by an interim appointed board of trustees until an elected board of trustees takes responsibility; exempting ColoradoCare from the taxpayer’s bill of rights; assessing an initial tax on the total payroll from employers, payroll income from employees, and nonpayroll income at varying rates; increasing these tax rates when ColoradoCare begins making health care payments for beneficiaries; capping the total amount of income subject to taxation; authorizing the board to increase the taxes in specified circumstances upon approval of the members of ColoradoCare; requiring ColoradoCare to contract with health care providers to pay for specific health care benefits; transferring administration of the Medicaid and children’s basic health programs and all other state and federal health care funds for Colorado to ColoradoCare; transferring responsibility to ColoradoCare for medical care that would otherwise be paid for by workers’ compensation insurance; requiring ColoradoCare to apply for a waiver from the affordable care act to establish a Colorado health care payment system; and suspending the operations of the Colorado health benefit exchange and transferring its resources to ColoradoCare.

    WHAT'S BEING SAID ABOUT THIS BALLOT INITIATIVE
    RESULTVOTES PCT.
    Yes509,62920.6 %
    No1,964,75579.4 %
    Business & Commerce | Labor & Employment

    Amendment 70: State Minimum Wage Amendment

    Effective January I, 2017, Colorado's minimum wage shall be increased to~ $9.30 per hour and shall be increased annually by $0.90 each January 1 until it reaches $12 per hour effective January 2020., and thereafter is adjusted annually cost of living increases, as measured by the Consumer Price Index used for Colorado. This minimum wage shall be paid to employees who receive the state or federal minimum wage. No more than $3.02 per hour in tip income may be used to offset the minimum wage of employees who regularly receive tips.

    WHAT'S BEING SAID ABOUT THIS BALLOT INITIATIVE
    RESULTVOTES PCT.
    Yes1,381,24554.6 %
    No1,147,63445.4 %
    Energy & Electric Utilities

    Amendment 71: Requirements for Initiated Constitutional Amendments

    An amendment to the Colorado constitution making it more difficult to amend the Colorado constitution by requiring that any petition for a citizen-initiated constitutional amendment be signed by at least two percent of the registered electors who reside in each state senate district for the amendment to be placed on the ballot and increasing the percentage of votes needed to pass any proposed constitutional amendment from a majority to at least fifty-five percent of the votes cast, unless the proposed constitutional amendment only repeals, in whole or in part, any provision of the constitution.

    WHAT'S BEING SAID ABOUT THIS BALLOT INITIATIVE
    RESULTVOTES PCT.
    Yes1,382,08756.4 %
    No1,068,246 43.6 %
    Elections | Tax & Revenue

    Amendment 72: New Cigarette and Tobacco Taxes

    State taxes shall be increased $315.7 million annually by an amendment to the Colorado Constitution increasing tobacco taxes, and, in connection therewith, beginning January 1, 2017, increasing taxes on cigarettes by 8.75 cents per cigarette ($1.75 per pack of 20 cigarettes) and on other tobacco products by 22 percent of the manufacturer's list price; and allocating specified percentages of the new tobacco tax revenue to health-related programs and tobacco education, prevention, and cessation programs currently funded by existing constitutional tobacco taxes; and also allocating new revenue for tobacco-related health research, veterans' programs, child and adolescent behavioral health, construction and technology improvements for qualified health providers, educational loan repayment for health professionals in rural and underserved areas, and health professional training tracks.

    WHAT'S BEING SAID ABOUT THIS BALLOT INITIATIVE
    RESULTVOTES PCT.
    Yes1,175,41646.5 %
    No1,354,342 53.5 %
    Civil & Constitutional Law | Criminal Justice

    Amendment T: No Exception to Involuntary Servitude Prohibition Amendment

    Currently, the Colorado constitution prohibits slavery and involuntary servitude, except as punishment for a crime of which a person has been duly convicted. The concurrent resolution removes this exception to the prohibition, and clarifies in a nonconstitutional legislative declaration that the intent of that amendment is not to disallow opportunities for persons convicted of crimes to work.

    WHAT'S BEING SAID ABOUT THIS BALLOT INITIATIVE
    RESULTVOTES PCT.
    Yes1,174,152 49.2 %
    No1,211,229 50.8 %
    Tax & Revenue

    Amendment U: Exempt Certain Possessory Interests From Property Taxes Amendment

    Exempts from property taxation for a possessory interest in real property if the actual value of the interest is less than or equal to six thousand dollars or such amount adjusted for inflation

    WHAT'S BEING SAID ABOUT THIS BALLOT INITIATIVE
    RESULTVOTES PCT.
    Yes1,011,232 43.4 %
    No1,316,323 56.6 %
    Colorado Current Partisan Composition
    State Representatives(65)
    (37)(28)
    State Senators(35)
    (17)(18)
    US Representatives(7)
    (3)(4)
    US Senators(2)
    (1)(1)
    State Executives
    Governor
    Lt. Governor
    Att. General
    Sec. Of State
    Offices Up For Elections
    Executive Branch
    President and Vice President Of The United States -
    Legislative Branch
    State House - All 65 seats in the chamber are up for election in 2016.
    State Senate - Two major party candidates will face off in the general election in 15 of the 18 seats up for election
    US House - Voters will elect seven candidates to serve in the U.S. House, one from each of the state's seven congressional districts.
    US Senate - Voters in Colorado will elect one member to the U.S. Senate in the election on November 8, 2016.
    Judicial Branch
    State Judges - Eleven seats on Colorado's state-level courts are up for retention elections on November 8, 2016.
    Local Judges - Fifty-eight district court judges, 36 county court judges, and three juvenile court judges are up for retention election on November 8, 2016.
    Candidates
    Colorado Laws for voting for a write in candidate
    Can I write-in a Presidential Candidate? Yes
    Should The Candidate File Paperwork in advance? Yes

    Colorado is one of the 34 states that require a write-in presidential candidate to file some paperwork in advance of an election. A write-in candidate for the presidency must file an affidavit of intent in order to have his or her votes tallied. This affidavit must be filed with the Colorado Secretary of State by close of business on the 110th day before the general election

    Stay Informed

    Mytimetovote App

    Track State by State election dates, absentee ballot voting deadlines, voter registration deadlines, early voting dates, and more.
    Download On the Itunes Store

    When's The Next Election?

    UPCOMING DATES
    April 4, 2017
    Colorado : Colorado Springs City Council Election
    November 7, 2017
    Colorado : Coordinated Election(Polls open 7:00am to 7:00pm. First Tuesday in November)
    Colorado : Aurora City Council Election
    November 6, 2018
    Colorado : General Election Day