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 every election item found on ballots across Fremont County. Your ballot may differ based on residency.
Congressional District 5
- Stephany Rose Spaulding (Democratic)
- Doug Lamborn (Republican)
- Douglas Randall (Libertarian)
- Jared Polis / Dianne Primavera (Democratic)
- Walker Stapleton / Lang Sias (Republican)
- Bill Hammons / Eric Bodenstab (Unity)
- Scott Helker / Michele Poague (Libertarian)
- Wayne Williams (Republican)
- Jena Griswold (Democratic)
- Amanda Campbell (American Constitution)
- Blake Huber (Approval Voting)
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 47
- Bri Buentello (Democratic)
- Don Bendell (Republican)
State Representative District 60
- Erin Kelley (Democratic)
- James D. “Jim” Wilson (Republican)
- Glenn Ingalls (Libertarian)
Fremont County Commissioner District 2
- Debbie Bell (Republican)
Fremont County Clerk and Recorder
- Justin D. Grantham (Republican)
Fremont County Treasurer
- Kathy Elliot (Republican)
Fremont County Assessor
- Stacey Seifert (Republican)
Fremont County Sheriff
- Allen Cooper (Republican)
- Boyd Canterbury (Unaffiliated)
- Skip Moreau (Unaffilitiated)
Fremont County Surveyor
- No candidates
Fremont County Coroner
- Randy V. Keller (Republican)
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 – 11th Judicial District
- Shall Judge Ramsey Lama of the 11th Judicial District be retained in office?
- Shall Judge Lynette Mary Wenner of the 11th Judicial District be retained in office?
Shall the County of Fremont, without increasing taxes, be authorized to provide high-speed internet services (advanced services), telecommunication services, and/or cable television services to residents, businesses, schools, libraries, nonprofit entities and other users of such services, either directly or indirectly with public or private sector partners, as expressly permitted by §§ 29-27-101 to 304, “Competition in Utility and Entertainment Services,” of the Colorado Revised Statutes.
Shall the City of Florence without increasing taxes, and to restore local authority that was denied to all local governments by the State Legislature, and to foster a more competitive marketplace, be authorized to indirectly provide high-speed internet (advanced services), telecommunications services, and/or cable television services to residents, businesses, schools, libraries, nonprofit entities and other users of such services, through competitive and non-exclusive partnerships with private businesses, as expressly permitted by Article 29, Title 27 of the Colorado Revised Statutes?
City of Canon City Ballot Issue 2A
Shall City of Cañon City’s taxes be increased by four hundred fifty thousand dollars ($450,000.00) Annually in the first fiscal year (2019), and by whatever additional amounts are raised annually thereafter through the adoption of a lodging tax at the rate of five percent (5%) on the price paid for the leasing or rental of any lodging services including hotel rooms, motel rooms, lodging houses, bed and breakfasts, or other accommodations, and shall all revenues derived from such lodging tax be used exclusively for promoting and marketing tourism and tourism related special events and activities in cañon city and the royal gorge region, and shall the city be authorized to collect, retain and spend such tax revenues, including for each year, any investment earnings and interest on such revenues, as a voter approved revenue change under Article X, Section 20, of the Colorado constitution or any other law?
Canon City Internet 2B
Without increasing taxes and without limiting its home rule authority, shall the City of Cañon City be authorized to
provide high-speed internet (advanced services), telecommunications services, and/or cable television services to residents, businesses, schools, libraries, nonprofit entities and other users of such services, either directly or indirectly with public or private sector partners, as expressly permitted by §§29-27-101 to 304, “Competition in
Utility and Entertainment Services,” of the Colorado Revised Statutes?
Canon City Fire Protection District 6B
Shall the Canon City Area Fire Protection District taxes be increased $165,232.00, In the first fiscal year based on the 2018 assessed valuation of the district, and annually thereafter in such amounts as are received each year by the imposition of a new mill levy not to exceed twelve mills, upon taxable property within the district, commencing with the tax collection year 2019, and continuing thereafter, such revenues to be collected, retained and spent as needed to offset the continued reduction in property tax revenues resulting from the lowering of the residential assessment rate, for the purpose of funding the district’s general operations and any other lawful purposes, including:
1. Maintaining essential delivery of emergency fire, medical, rescue and related services as required to meet increasing service delivery demands and personnel requirements;
2. Maintaining the delivery of non-emergency services to the public including fire prevention, life safety inspections, and public education;
3. Performing essential capital maintenance to the existing buildings and assets of the district.
4. Provide for essential capital improvements to include apparatus, equipment, and facilities.
And shall the district be permitted to collect, retain and expend all property tax revenues derived from such property tax mill levy and other revenues received by the district as voter-approved revenue changes and exceptions to limits which would otherwise apply under Article X, Section 20 of the Colorado Constitution or any other law?
Arkansas Valley Ambulance District 6A
1. Shall Arkansas Valley Ambulance District taxes be increased up to $163,470 (first full fiscal year dollar increase) annually, beginning in levy year 2018 for collection in calendar year 2019, and by such additional amount raised annually thereafter, by a property tax of 6.99 mills to pay the costs of district operations and maintenance; and
shall the revenue from such taxes constitute permanent voter-approved changes within the meaning of Article X, Section 20 of the Colorado Constitution and an exception to the limitation set forth in Section 29-1-301 of the Colorado Revised Statutes (provided that any future increase in the mill levy above 6.99 Mills will be subject to future voter approval);
2. And shall the Arkansas Valley Ambulance District be organized in accordance with the approved service plan?
The amendment would change the minimum age to be elected to the Colorado General Assembly from 25-years-old to 21-years-old.
The amendment would change the language for judicial retention elections on the Colorado ballot to simplify the listing of judges on the ballot.
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 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 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 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.
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.
This initiative calls for property owners in Colorado to be compensated for any reduction in property values caused by state laws or regulations.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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”
For more information on where to vote in Fremont County, contact the Clerk and Recorder’s Office.
Fremont County Administration Building, 615 Macon Ave. RM # 102, Canon City, CO 81212
MAIL BALLOTS AVAILABLE/DROP OFF BOX FOR BALLOTS
Mon – Thurs, Oct. 15th – Nov. 5th, 2018 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Election Day Tue, Nov. 6th, 2018 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Florence City Hall, 600 W 3rd St, Florence, CO 81226
BALLOT DROP BOX ONLY
Mon – Fri, Oct. 17th – Nov. 5th, 2018 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Election Day Tue, Nov. 6th, 2018 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
24 Hour Drop Boxes
Walmart, 3105 E Hwy 50, Canon City, CO 81212
Oct 29th – Nov 6th, 2018
Cotopaxi School, 345 County Rd. 12, Cotopaxi, CO 81223
October 29th – Nov 6th, 2018
BOXES WILL BE CLOSED at 7:00 p.m. on Election Day Tue, Nov 6th, 2018
In Person Voting, Mail Ballot Replacement, and Ballot Drop Boxes will be offered at the following VSPC location during days and times specified:
Fremont County Garden Park Building, 201 N 6th St., Canon City, CO 81212
Mon – Fri, Oct. 22nd – Nov. 5th, 2018, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sat, Oct. 27th and Nov. 3rd, 2018, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Election Day Tue, Nov. 6, 2018, 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Florence City Hall, 600 W 3rd St., Florence, CO 81226
Election Day Tue, Nov. 6, 2018, 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Howard Volunteer Fire Dept., 8274 US Hwy 50, Howard, CO 81233
Election Day Tue, Nov. 6, 2018, 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.