The Local Ballot for November General Election



Prowers County voters will cast their ballots by mail for the November General Election on Tuesday, November 5th.  These are the local issues and candidates voters will consider.

The sample coordinated ballot from the Prowers County Clerk and Recorders office shows three candidates for two positions on the Holly RE-3 District school board. They are:  David L. Crossland, Craig Schwab and Neil Fletcher.

The ballot for Lamar RE-2 District school board shows members Lanie Meyers-Mireles and Connie Jacobson running unopposed for their districts, B and C respectively. There is a contest for District D between Ron Peterson and Shannon O’Bryan and there are no candidates for District F.

Two candidates are vying for a two-year term for Mayor of Lamar, between city council persons, Kirk Crespin from Ward one and Beverly Haggard from Ward three. The City of Lamar will have an open position in the ward of the mayoral election winner which would most likely be filled by appointment by the council.

Anne-Marie Crampton is running unopposed for her council seat from Ward one. Council person Gerry Jenkins is unopposed for her council seat in Ward 2 and Rafael Rodriguez is unopposed for his council seat in Ward three.

There are three questions on the county ballot:

Proposition CC reads, “Without raising taxes and to better fund public schools, higher education, and roads, bridges, and transit, within a balanced budget, may the state keep and spend all the revenue it annually collects after June 30, 2019, but is not currently allowed to keep and spend under Colorado law, with an annual independent audit to show how the retained revenues are spent? Yes/For or No/Against.”

Proposition DD reads, “Shall state taxes be increased by twenty-nine million dollars annually to fund state water projects and commitments and to pay for the regulation of sports betting through licensed casinos by authorizing a tax on sports betting of ten percent of net sports betting proceeds, and to impose the taxes on persons licensed to conduct sports betting operations? Yes/For or No/Against.”

Prowers County Ballot Question 1A reads, “Without increasing taxes, shall Prowers County, Colorado, have the legal ability to provide any or all services currently restricted by Title 29, article 27, Part I, of the Colorado Revised Statutes, specifically described as “advanced services,” “telecommunication services,” and “cable television services,” as defined by the statute, including, but not limited to, any new and improved high bandwidth services based on future technologies, utilizing community owned infrastructure including but not limited to any existing fiber optic network, either directly, or indirectly with public or private sector service providers, to potential subscribers that may include telecommunications service providers, and residential or commercial users within Prowers County?  Yes/For or No/Against.”

By Russ Baldwin

Filed Under: City of GranadaCity of HollyCity of LamarCity of WileyElectionsFeaturedPolitics


About the Author: