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ELECTION RESULTS: Voters reject Amendment V – Change age of qualification for General Assembly

Posted at 10:06 PM, Nov 06, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-16 12:15:06-05

COLORADO – The Associated Press is reporting that voters have rejected Amendment V, which would have lowered the minimum age to run for the General Assembly from 25 years old to 21 years old.

Fifty-five percent of voters needed to approve for the amendment to pass.

Amendment V – Lower General Assembly Age

Yes 886,258 36%
No 1,562,823 64%


Approval of the amendment would change section 4 of Article V to the following:

Section 4. Qualifications of members. No person shall be a representative or senator who shall not have attained the age of TWENTY-ONE years, who shall not be a citizen of the United States, and who shall not for at least twelve months next preceding his OR HER election, have resided within the territory included in the limits of the district in which he OR SHE shall be chosen.

SECTION 2. Each elector voting at the election may cast a vote either “Yes/For” or “No/Against” on the following ballot title: “Shall there be an amendment to the Colorado constitution concerning a reduction in the age qualification for a member of the general assembly from twenty-five years to twenty-one years?”

SECTION 3. Except as otherwise provided in section 1-40-123, Colorado Revised Statutes, if at least fifty-five percent of the electors voting.