Off-year (non-presidential) elections often have low voter turnout. Pollsters say the differing outcomes in various polls reflect the population that responded to the poll—and the outcome of this election will reflect who turns out to vote.
Despite being off-year, the upcoming election is being viewed as one with great significance. A number of incumbent state governors are in close races and the U.S. Senate election has the potential to change the balance from Democrat to Republican. Colorado’s close senate and governors races are being watched nationally.
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Mark Udall – D
Cory Gardner – R
U.S. House District 1
Diana DeGette – D
Martin Walsh – R
John Hickenlooper – D
Bob Beauprez – R
Secretary of State
Joe Neguse – D
Wayne Williams –R
Betsy Markey – D
Don Quick –D
State Board of Education
Valentina Flores – D
(Lowry, Mayfair, Montclair & E. Montclair)
Lois Court – D
(Stapleton and Park Hill east of Monaco)
Angela Williams – D
Jason DeBerry – R
Elet Valentine – I
(Park Hill, E. Colfax, a small area of Stapleton, and part of Hale)
Beth McCann – D
Jeffrey Washington – R
RTD District Director
RTD District A
(South of Colfax, not on this ballot)
Bill James incumbent
RTD District B
(North of Colfax (Stapleton to Colo Blvd to north of I-70, south to Colfax)
Barbara Deadwyler incumbent,
Alec Garbini –John F. Esquibel
Amendment 67: Definition of Person and Child
An initiated amendment to Article XVIII of the Colorado Constitution that would add “unborn human being” to the definitions of “person” and “child” in the Colorado Criminal Code and Colorado wrongful death statutes.
Amendment 68: Horse Racetrack Casino Gambling
An initiated amendment adding a new section to Article XVIII of the Colorado Constitution to create a new K-12 Education Fund to receive revenues from expanded limited gaming at horse racetracks.
Proposition 104: School Board Open Meetings
An initiated amendment to the Colorado Revised Statutes to require school boards to negotiate collective bargaining agreements in public meetings.
Proposition 105: Mandatory Labeling of Genetically Modified Food
An initiated amendment adding provisions to section 401 of Article 5 of Title 25 of the Colorado Revised Statutes commonly known as the “Colorado Food and Drug Act” requiring the labeling of genetically modified foods.
DENVER TAX QUESTION
Extend and raise tax to fund preschool:
An existing Denver tax that provides tuition scholarships to four-year-olds would be extended until 2026. The sales tax, currently 12¢ per hundred dollars would be raised to 15¢ for every $100 spent in Denver on taxable items.