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Teller County November General Election information

Posted at 4:03 PM, Oct 02, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-23 14:25:51-04

The general election is coming up fast on November 6, 2018. Colorado voters will have a lengthy ballot in this year as we choose a new Governor, decide who will represent us locally, consider municipal and school district ballot measures, and make our choices on several constitutional and statutory ballot measures.

Local Clerk & Recorder offices will start mailing out ballots on Monday, October 15th. You have until October 29th to submit a voter registration application and still receive a ballot in the mail. If you miss that deadline, you can still submit an application at a Voter Service and Polling Center up to the day of the general election.

You may have already received the Ballot Information Booklet (Blue Book) which provides voters with the text, title, and a fair and impartial analysis of each initiated or referred constitutional amendment, law, or question on the ballot.


Here’s what you’ll find on your ballot in Teller County.

Congressional District 5

  • Stephany Rose Spaulding (Democratic)
  • Doug Lamborn (Republican)
  • Douglas Randall (Libertarian)

Governor/Lieutenant Governor

Secretary of State

State Treasurer

Attorney General

Regent, University of Colorado At Large

  • Lesley Smith (Democratic)
  • Ken Montera (Republican)
  • Christopher E. Otwell (Unity)
  • James K. Treibert (Libertarian)

Regent, University of Colorado District 5

  • Tony Wolusky (Democratic)
  • Chance Hill (Republican)

State Senator District 2

  • Beth “Hart” Harz (Democratic)
  • Dennis Hisey (Republican)

State Representative District 39

  • Mark Baisley (Republican)
  • Kamala Vanderkolk (Democratic)
  • Tony Gross (Libertarian)

Teller County Commissioner District 2

  • Robert “Bob” Campbell (Republican)

Teller County Clerk and Recorder

  • Krystal Brown (Republican)

Teller County Treasurer

  • Mark G. Czelusta (Republican)
  • Betty Clark-Wine (Unaffiliated)

Teller County Assessor

  • David “Colt” Simmons (Republican)

Teller County Sheriff

  • Jason Mikesell (Republican)

Teller County Surveyor

  • Eric R. Simoson (Republican)

Teller County Coroner

  • Kayla Daugherty (Republican)

City of Cripple Creek 2A

Extension of sales tax until 2029 for Aspen Mine Center

City of Victor 2B

Appoint City Clerk rather than elect

Town of Green Mountain Falls 3A

Lodging and Occupational Tax

Town of Green Mountain Falls 3B

Cease newspaper publishing of certain public notices

Town of Green Mountain Falls 3C

Limit newspaper publishing of full town ordinance texts

Town of Green Mountain Falls 3D

Reduce Town Trustees from six to four

Florissant Fire Protection District 6A

Conditional Florissant Fire Protection District property tax mill levy

Four Mile Fire Protection District 6B

Adjust the district’s total operating mill levy rate

Ute Pass Regional Health Services District 7A

Increase district taxes by the imposition of a uniform sales tax

Colorado Supreme Court Justice

  • Shall Justice Richard L. Gabriel of the Colorado Supreme Court be retained in office?

Colorado Court of Appeals Judge

  • Shall Judge John Daniel Dailey of the Colorado Court of Appeals be retained in office?
  • Shall Judge Rebecca Rankin Freyre of the Colorado Court of Appeals be retained in office?
  • Shall Judge Elizabeth L. Harris of the Colorado Court of Appeals be retained in office?
  • Shall Judge David J. Richman of the Colorado Court of Appeals be retained in office?

District Court Judge – 4th Judicial District

  • Shall Judge Eric Bentley of the 4th Judicial District be retained in office?
  • Shall Judge Linda Margaret Billings-Vela of the 4th Judicial District be retained in office?
  • Shall Judge Jill M. Brady of the 4th Judicial District be retained in office?
  • Shall Judge Robert L. Lowrey of the 4th Judicial District be retained in office?
  • Shall Judge Timothy Schutz of the 4th Judicial District be retained in office?
  • Shall Judge Larry Edward Schwartz of the 4th Judicial District be retained in office?
  • Shall Judge Scott A. Sells of the 4th Judicial District be retained in office?
  • Shall Judge David L. Shakes of the 4th Judicial District be retained in office?

County Court Judge

  • Shall Judge Theresa L. Kilgore of the Teller County Court be retained in office?

Ballot Measures

Amendment V – Reduction in age for the general assembly

The amendment would change the minimum age to be elected to the Colorado General Assembly from 25-years-old to 21-years-old.

Amendment W – Change format of judicial retention elections

The amendment would change the language for judicial retention elections on the Colorado ballot to simplify the listing of judges on the ballot.

Amendment X – Change definition of industrial hemp

If passed, the amendment would redefine industrial hemp so it falls in line with existing federal law and Colorado statutes.  The intent of the sponsors is to allow lawmakers more flexibility in defining industrial hemp when federal law changes, rather than going back to the voters for a constitutional amendment.

Amendment Y – Congressional redistricting

Amendment Y will take the responsibility of redistricting away from lawmakers in Congressional districts and in the hands of a commission to draw district maps, thereby ending the practice of gerrymandering.

Amendment Z – State Senate and State House redistricting

Amendment Z will take the responsibility of redistricting away from lawmakers in the State Senate and State House and in the hands of a commission to draw district maps, thereby ending the practice of gerrymandering.

Amendment A – Prohibit slavery and indentured servitude

Amendment A seeks voter approval to remove a mention of slavery in the Colorado Constitution that allows slavery and indentured servitude to be used as a form of punishment for convicted criminals. While slavery and indentured servitude are already prohibited in the constitution, this measure would ensure it is prohibited in all circumstances.

Amendment 73 – School funding

If passed, Amendment 73 would amend the state constitution to raise income taxes on corporations, those earning more than $150,000 every year, and those earning more than $500,000 annually.

Amendment 74 – Just Compensation for Reduction in Fair Market Value by Government Law or Regulation

This initiative calls for property owners in Colorado to be compensated for any reduction in property values caused by state laws or regulations.

Amendment 75 – Campaign Finance Reform

If passed, Amendment 75 would change campaign finance rules in Colorado to allow candidates to raise more money from individual contributions if their opponent donates $1 million or more to their own campaign committee.

Proposition 109 – “Fix our Damn Roads”

If passed, Proposition 110 known as “Fix our Damn Roads” would call for the state to borrow $3.5 billion in bonds to fund the highest priority construction projects on CDOT’s list. The proposal also calls for state lawmakers to dedicate a minimum of 2 percent of general fund spending to repay debt from the project until it is paid in full.

Proposition 110 – Increase sales tax to fund transportation projects

If passed, Proposition 109 would increase Colorado’s sales and use tax from 2.9 percent to 3.52 percent for the next 20 years to fund transportation projects around the state.

Proposition 111 – Payday loan regulation

If passed, Proposition 111 calls for the state to cap the maximum interest rate that payday lenders can charge at 36 percent and would regulate the charging of fees from payday lenders.

Proposition 112 – Setback requirement for oil and gas development

If passed, the measure would mandate that all new oil and gas development locations be a minimum of 2,500 feet away from occupied buildings and “vulnerable areas”


24-hour ballot Drop-off locations (Beginning October 17th):

  • Clerk and Recorder’s Branch Office, 800 Research Drive, Suite 200, Woodland Park, CO 80863
  • Teller County Courthouse, 101 W. Bennett Avenue, Cripple Creek, CO 80813

To get a replacement ballot, visit:

Teller County Clerk and Recorder’s Office, 101 W. Bennett Avenue, Cripple Creek, CO 80813

  • Monday through Friday (October 17 –November 5) 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday (November 6) Election Day 7:00 a.m. to 7:00p.m.

Voter Services and Polling Center:

Woodland Park Library, 218 E. Midland Avenue, Woodland Park, CO 80863

  • Monday through Friday (October 22 – November 5) 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Saturdays (October 27 and November 3) 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • Excludes Sundays
  • Tuesday (November 6) Election Day 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Election Day only ballot drop-off:

Clerk and Recorder’s Office, 101 W. Bennett Avenue, Cripple Creek, CO 80813

  • Tuesday (November 6) 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Florissant Library, 334 Circle Drive, Florissant, CO 80816

  • Tuesday (November 6) 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.