Finance Ballot Questions Lining Up for State November Elections


Measure that would authorize bonds for transportation projects makes the ballot

DENVER, Aug. 22, 2018 — Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams announced today that a proposed measure that authorizes bonds for transportation projects has made the ballot.

Backers of the “Fix Our Damn Roads” proposal submitted their petition signatures on Aug. 6. A 5-percent random sample of the submitted signatures projected the number of valid signatures to be greater than 110 percent of the total number of signatures required for placement on the ballot.

Petition verification summary for No. 167: Total number of qualified signatures submitted – 169,568

5% of qualified signatures submitted (random sample) – 8,479

Total number of entries accepted (valid) from the random sample – 5,644

Total number of entries rejected (invalid) from the random sample – 2,835

Number of projected valid signatures from the random sample – 112,872

Total number of signatures required for placement on the ballot – 98,492

Projected percentage of required valid signatures – 114.60%

Five other initiatives are still under review. They are:

  • Initiative 108, just compensation for reduction in fair market value by government law or regulation,
  • Initiative 153, transportation funding,
  • Initiative 126, payday loans,
  • Initiative 97, setback requirement for oil and gas development, and
  • Initiative 173, campaign contributions.

The results of the review must be announced by Sept. 5.

One other initiative has made the Nov. 6 ballot. Initiative 93 is a proposed constitutional amendment that boosts income taxes to raise money for education.

To examine the measures, go to the Initiative Filings, Agendas & Results link on the Secretary of State web page and the first set of measures marked “signature line review.” When you click on each measure, there will be a link marked “hearing result.” Click on that link and the ballot titles will say whether it is a proposed change to the Colorado Constitution or state statute.

Also on the ballot are six measures referred by the Colorado General Assembly:

  • Amendment V, age requirement for legislators,
  • Amendment W, election ballot format for judicial retention elections,
  • Amendment X, industrial hemp definition,
  • Amendment Y, congressional redistricting,
  • Amendment Z, legislative redistricting, and
  • Amendment A, prohibiting slavery and involuntary servitude.

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