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2022 General Election: What's on the ballot and where to vote in El Paso County

Posted at 9:05 AM, Oct 04, 2022

EL PASO COUNTY — News5 is helping you prepare for the November 8, 2022 Colorado General Election with guides to find out what's on the ballot, what it means to you, and where to deliver your ballot across the region. Colorado has used a mail-in ballot system for years that's been touted as one of the safest methods.

Unofficial results from the Colorado Secretary of State and local Clerk & Recorder Offices

Deadlines for the General Election:

  • Monday, October 17 - First day ballots can be mailed out
  • Friday, October 21 - Deadline for all ballots to be mailed out
  • Monday, October 24 - Ballot drop boxes open
  • Monday, October 31 - Last day to submit an application to register to vote through the mail, a voter registration agency, a local driver's license examination facility, or online to receive a mail ballot for the 2022 General Election.
  • Tuesday, November 8 - Election Day - All ballots must be received by county clerks no later than 7:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, November 16 - Last day for military and overseas elector ballots to be received by county clerks
  • Friday, November 18 - Deadline for County Clerks to tabulate all mail-in and in-person votes

Not sure if you are registered to vote in Colorado? Use the state's Find My Voter Registration system.

See the El Paso County Sample Ballot (also listed below the voter locations in this article)

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Here's where to find a Voter Service and Polling Center in El Paso County. Days and times of operation vary by location.
Visit the El Paso County Clerk & Recorder's site | El Paso County VSPC list

Beginning Monday, October 17, 2022, the VSPC location below is open the following days and hours:
Monday, October 17 - Friday, November 4, 2022, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (not open weekends)
Saturday, November 5, 2022, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Monday, November 7, 2022, 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Election Day, Tuesday, November 8, 2022, 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Main Office (EPC Clerk’s Office)
Citizens Service Center
1675 W. Garden of the Gods Rd.
Colorado Springs, CO 80907

Looking for other Voter Service and Polling Center locations or a ballot Drop-Off site? See the bottom of this article.

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Information from the El Paso County Official Sample Ballot for the 2022 General Election
listed in the same order as the ballot

Federal Offices

United States Senator (Vote for One)

  • Michael Bennet - Democratic
  • Joe O'Dea - Republican
  • T.J. Cole - Unity
  • Brian Peotter - Libertarian
  • Frank Atwood - Approval Voting
    *(Signed declaration to limit service to no more than 2 terms)
  • Write-in

Representative to the 118th United States Congress - District 4 (Vote for One)

  • Ike McCorkle - Democratic
  • Ken Buck - Republican
  • Ryan McGonigal
    *(Signed declaration to limit service to no more than 2 terms)

Representative to the 118th United States Congress - District 5 (Vote for One)

  • David Torres - Democratic
  • Doug Lamborn - Republican
  • Brian Flanagan - Libertarian
  • Christopher Mitchell - American Constitution
  • Write-in

Representative to the 118th United States Congress - District 7 (Vote for One)

  • Britanny Pettersen - Democratic
  • Erik Aadland - Republican
  • Ross Klopf - Libertarian
  • Critter Milton - Unity
  • Write-in

State Offices

Governor/Lieutenant Governor (Vote for One Pair)

  • Heidi Ganahl / Danny Moore - Republican
  • Jared Polis / Dianne Primavera - Democratic
  • Paul Noël Fiorino / Cynthia Munhos de Aquino Sirianni - Unity
  • Danielle Neuschwanger / Darryl Gibbs - American Constitution
  • Kevin Ruskusky / Michele Poague - Librertarian
  • Write-in

Secretary of State (Vote for One)

  • Pam Anderson - Republican
  • Jena Griswold - Democrat
  • Gary Swing - Unit
  • Jan Kok - Approval Voting
  • Amanda Campbell - American Constitution
  • Benne Rutledge - Libertarian

State Treasurer (Vote for One)

  • Dave Young - Democratic
  • Lang Sias - Republican
  • Anthony J Delgado - Libertarian

Attorney General (Vote for One)

  • John Kellner - Republican
  • Phil Weiser - Democratic
  • William F. Robinson III - Libertarian
  • Write-in

State Board of Education Member - At Large (Vote for One)

  • Kathy Plomer - Democratic
  • Dan Maloit - Republican
  • Ryan Van Gundy - Libertarian
  • Eric Bobenstab - Unity

State Board of Education Member - District 5 (Vote for One)

  • Joseph Shelton - Democratic
  • Steven J. Durham - Republican

Regent of the University of Colorado - Congressional District 4 (Vote for One)

  • Jack Barrington - Democratic
  • Frank McNulty - Republican

Regent of the University of Colorado - Congressional District 5 (Vote for One)

  • Ron Casados - Democratic
  • Ken Montera - Republican

State Senator - District 9 (Vote for One)

  • Paul Lundeen - Republican
  • Arik Dougherty - Democratic
  • Steve Darnell - Libertarian

State Senator - District 11 (Vote for One)

  • Tony Exum - Democratic
  • Dennis Hisey - Republican
  • Daryl Kuiper - Libertarian

State Senator - District 35 (Vote for One)

  • Rod Pelton - Republican
  • Travis Star Nelson - Democratic

State Representative - District 14 (Vote for One)

  • Rob Rogers - Democratic
  • Rose Pugliese - Republican

State Representative - District 15 (Vote for One)

  • Scott T. Bottoms - Republican
  • Alex Sexton - Democratic
  • John Kaufman - Libertarian

State Representative - District 16 (Vote for One)

  • Stephanie Vigil - Democratic
  • Dave Donelson - Republican
  • John Hjersman - Libertarian

State Representative - District 17 (Vote for One)

  • Regina English - Democratic
  • Rachel Inez Stovall - Republican

State Representative - District 18 (Vote for One)

  • Shan Black - Republican
  • Marc Snyder - Democratic
  • Greg Lauer - Libertarian

State Representative - District 20 (Vote for One)

  • Don Wilson - Republican

State Representative - District 21 (Vote for One)

  • Kolten Montgomery - Democratic
  • Mary Bradfield - Republican

State Representative - District 22 (Vote for One)

  • Kenneth G. DeGraaf - Republican
  • Blake Garner - Democratic
  • Michael Giallombardo - Libertarian

State Representative - District 56 (Vote for One)

  • Rod Bockenfeld - Republican
  • Kathleen J. Conway - Democratic
  • Amy Lunde - Libertarian

County and Municipal Offices

County Commissioner - District 1 (Vote for One)

  • Holly Williams - Republican
  • Ryan Lucas - Democratic

County Commissioner - District 5 (Vote for One)

  • John Jarrell - Democratic
  • Cami Bremer - Republican

County Clerk and Recorder (Vote for One)

  • Lisa Wilkes - Democratic
  • Steve Schleiker - Republican

County Treasurer (Vote for One)

  • Chuck Broerman - Republican
  • Richard Williams - Democratic

County Assessor (Vote for One)

  • Renee L. Reif - Democratic
  • Marck Flutcher - Republican

County Sheriff (Vote for One)

  • John K. Foley - Democratic
  • Joe Roybal - Republican

County Surveyor (Vote for One)

  • Richard Mariotti - Republican

County Coroner (Vote for One)

  • Leon Kelly - Republican

Town of Monument - Mayor - Four Year Term (Vote for One)

  • Mitchell LaKind
  • James Romanello

Town of Monument - Trustee - Four Year Term (Vote for Not More Than Four)

  • Ron Stephens
  • Sana Abbott
  • Kenneth Kimple
  • Darcy Schoening
  • Redmond Ramos
  • Marco P. Fiorito
  • Steve King
  • Jason Gross

Town of Palmer Lake - Mayor - Two Year Term (Vote for One)

  • Glant Havenar
  • Bill Bass

Town of Palmer Lake - Trustee - Four Year Term (Vote for Not More Than Three)

  • Dennis Stern
  • Lindsey Zapalac
  • Kevin Dreher
  • Matt Stephen
  • Shana Ball

Judicial Retention Questions

Colorado Court of Appeals Judge (Vote YES or NO)

  • Shall Judge Jaclyn Casey Brown of the Colorado Court of Appeals be retained in office?
  • Shall Judge Terry Fox of the Colorado Court of Appeals be retained in office?
  • Shall Judge Chrisna Finzel Gomez of the Colorado Court of Appeals be retained in office?
  • Shall Judge Mahew D. Grove of the Colorado Court of Appeals be retained in office?
  • Shall Judge Sueanna P. Johnson of the Colorado Court of Appeals be retained in office?
  • Shall Judge Lino S. Lipinsky de Orlov of the Colorado Court of Appeals be retained in office?
  • Shall Judge Neeti V. Pawar of the Colorado Court of Appeals be retained in office?
  • Shall Judge David H. Yun of the Colorado Court of Appeals be retained in office?

District Court Judge (Vote YES or NO)

  • Shall Judge Robin Lynn Chium of the 4th Judicial District be retained in office?
  • Shall Judge David A. Gilbert of the 4th Judicial District be retained in office?
  • Shall Judge Marcus S. Henson of the 4th Judicial District be retained in office?
  • Shall Judge Frances R. Johnson of the 4th Judicial District be retained in office?
  • Shall Judge Chad C. Miller of the 4th Judicial District be retained in office?
  • Shall Judge Catherine Diane Mitchell Helton of the 4th Judicial District be retained in office?
  • Shall Judge Marla Prudek of the 4th Judicial District be retained in office?

County Court Judge (Vote YES or NO)

  • Shall Judge Sam Burney of the El Paso County Court be retained in office?
  • Shall Judge Meredith Patrick Cord of the El Paso County Court be retained in office?
  • Shall Judge Dulce Denise Peacock of the El Paso County Court be retained in office?
  • Shall Judge Ann M. Rotolo of the El Paso County Court be retained in office?

Questions or Issues:
Ballot questions referred by the general assembly or any political subdivision are listed by letter, and ballot questions initiated by the people are listed numerically. A ballot question listed as an "amendment: proposes a change to the Colorado constitution, and a ballot question listed as a "proposition" proposes a change to the Colorado Revised Statutes. A "yes/for" vote on any ballot question is a vote in favor of changing current law or existing circumstances, and a "no/against" vote on any ballot question is a vote against changing current law or existing circumstances.

Read more about each Statewide Question or Issue in the 2022 State Ballot Information Booklet (aka The Blue Book)

State Ballot Measures

Amendment D (CONSTITUTIONAL) New 23rd Judicial District Judges (Vote Yes/For or No/Against)
Shall there be an amendment to the Colorado constitution concerning judges of the newly created twenty-third judicial district, and, in connection therewith, directing the governor to designate judges from the eighteenth judicial district to serve the remainder of their terms in the twenty-third judicial district and requiring a judge so designated to establish residency within the twenty-third judicial district?

Amendment E (CONSTITUTIONAL) Extend Homestead Exemption to Gold Star Spouses (Vote Yes/For or No/Against)
Shall there be an amendment to the Colorado constitution concerning the extension of the property tax exemption for qualifying seniors and disabled veterans to the surviving spouse of a United States armed forces service member who died in the line of duty or veteran whose death resulted from a service-related injury or disease?

Amendment F (CONSTITUTIONAL) Changes to Charitable Gaming Operations (Vote Yes/For or No/Against)
Shall there be an amendment to the Colorado constitution concerning the conduct of charitable gaming activities, and, in connection therewith, allowing managers and operators to be paid and repealing the required period of a charitable organization’s continuous existence before obtaining a charitable gaming license?

Proposition FF (STATUTORY) Healthy School Meals for All (Vote Yes/For or No/Against)
SHALL STATE TAXES BE INCREASED $100,727,820 ANNUALLY BY A CHANGE TO THE COLORADO REVISED STATUTES THAT, TO SUPPORT HEALTHY MEALS FOR PUBLIC SCHOOL STUDENTS, INCREASES STATE TAXABLE INCOME ONLY FOR INDIVIDUALS WHO HAVE FEDERAL TAXABLE INCOME OF $300,000 OR MORE BY LIMITING ITEMIZED OR STANDARD STATE INCOME TAX DEDUCTIONS TO $12,000 FOR SINGLE TAX RETURN FILERS AND $16,000 FOR JOINT TAX RETURN FILERS, AND, IN CONNECTION THEREWITH, CREATING THE HEALTHY SCHOOL MEALS FOR ALL PROGRAM TO PROVIDE FREE SCHOOL MEALS TO STUDENTS IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS; PROVIDING GRANTS FOR PARTICIPATING SCHOOLS TO PURCHASE COLORADO GROWN, RAISED, OR PROCESSED PRODUCTS, TO INCREASE WAGES OR PROVIDE STIPENDS FOR EMPLOYEES WHO PREPARE AND SERVE SCHOOL MEALS, AND TO CREATE PARENT AND STUDENT ADVISORY COMMITTEES TO PROVIDE ADVICE TO ENSURE SCHOOL MEALS ARE HEALTHY AND APPEALING TO ALL STUDENTS; AND CREATING A PROGRAM TO ASSIST IN PROMOTING COLORADO FOOD PRODUCTS AND PREPARING SCHOOL MEALS USING BASIC NUTRITIOUS INGREDIENTS WITH MINIMAL RELIANCE ON PROCESSED PRODUCTS?

Read News5's analysis of the issue of school meals

Proposition GG (STATUTORY) Add Tax Information to Petitions and Ballots (Vote Yes/For or No/Against)
Shall there be a change to the Colorado Revised Statutes requiring that the ballot title and fiscal summary for any ballot initiative that increases or decreases state income tax rates include a table showing the average tax change for tax filers in different income categories?

Proposition 121 (STATUTORY) State Income Tax Rate Reduction (Vote Yes/For or No/Against)
Shall there be a change to the Colorado Revised Statutes reducing the state income tax rate from 4.55% to 4.40%?

Proposition 122 (STATUTORY) Access to Natural Psychedelic Substances (Vote Yes/For or No/Against)
Shall there be a change to the Colorado Revised Statutes concerning legal regulated access to natural medicine for persons 21 years of age or older, and, in connection therewith, defining natural medicine as certain plants or fungi that affect a person’s mental health and are controlled substances under state law; establishing a natural medicine regulated access program for supervised care, and requiring the department of regulatory agencies to implement the program and comprehensively regulate natural medicine to protect public health and safety; creating an advisory board to advise the department as to the implementation of the program; granting a local government limited authority to regulate the time, place, and manner of providing natural medicine services; allowing limited personal possession, use, and uncompensated sharing of natural medicine; providing specified protections under state law, including criminal and civil immunity, for authorized providers and users of natural medicine; and, in limited circumstances, allowing the retroactive removal and reduction of criminal penalties related to the possession, use, and sale of natural medicine?

Read News5's breakdown of the issue of the Natural Medicine Health Act

Proposition 123 (STATUTORY) Dedicate Revenue for Affordable Housing Programs (Vote Yes/For or No/Against)
Shall there be a change to the Colorado Revised Statutes concerning statewide funding for additional affordable housing, and, in connection therewith, dedicating state revenues collected from an existing tax of one-tenth of one percent on federal taxable income of every individual, estate, trust, and corporation, as defined in law, for affordable housing and exempting the dedicated revenues from the constitutional limitation on state fiscal year spending; allocating 60% of the dedicated revenues to affordable housing financing programs that will reduce rents, purchase land for affordable housing development, and build assets for renters; allocating 40% of the dedicated revenues to programs that support affordable home ownership, serve persons experiencing homelessness, and support local planning capacity; requiring local governments that seek additional affordable housing funding to expedite development approvals for affordable housing projects and commit to increasing the number of affordable housing units by 3% annually; and specifying that the dedicated revenues shall not supplant existing appropriations for affordable housing programs?

Read News5's analysis of the affordable housing issue

Proposition 124 (STATUTORY) Increase Allowable Liquor Store Locations (Vote Yes/For or No/Against)
Shall there be a change to the Colorado Revised Statutes concerning increasing the number of retail liquor store licenses in which a person may hold an interest, and, in connection therewith, phasing in the increase by allowing up to 8 licenses by December 31, 2026, up to 13 licenses by December 31, 2031, up to 20 licenses by December 31, 2036, and an unlimited number of licenses on or after January 1, 2037?

Read News5's analysis of Proposition 124

Proposition 125 (STATUTORY) Allow Grocery and Convenience Stores to Sell Wine (Vote Yes/For or No/Against)
Shall there be a change to the Colorado Revised Statutes concerning the expansion of retail sale of alcohol beverages, and, in connection therewith, establishing a new fermented malt beverage and wine retailer license for off-site consumption to allow grocery stores, convenience stores, and other business establishments licensed to sell fermented malt beverages, such as beer, for off-site consumption to also sell wine; automatically converting such a fermented malt beverage retailer license to the new license; and allowing fermented malt beverage and wine retailer licensees to conduct tastings if approved by the local licensing authority?

Read News5's analysis of Proposition 125

Proposition 126 (STATUTORY) Third-Party Delivery of Alcohol Beverages (Vote Yes/For or No/Against)
Shall there be a change to the Colorado Revised Statutes concerning authorization for the third-party delivery of alcohol beverages, and, in connection therewith, allowing retail establishments licensed to sell alcohol beverages for on-site or off-site consumption to deliver all types of alcohol beverages to a person twenty-one years of age or older through a third-party delivery service that obtains a delivery service permit; prohibiting the delivery of alcohol beverages to a person who is under 21 years of age, is intoxicated, or fails to provide proof of identification; removing the limit on the percentage of gross sales revenues a licensee may receive from alcohol beverage deliveries; and allowing a technology services company, without obtaining a third-party delivery service permit, to provide software or a digital network application that connects consumers and licensed retailers for the delivery of alcohol beverages?

Read News5's analysis of Proposition 126

Municipal and District Measures

City of Colorado Springs Ballot Question 300 (Vote Yes/For or No/Against)
Shall the ordinances of the City of Colorado Springs be amended to:

  • Authorize the regulation of retail/recreational marijuana establishments in the same manner as medical marijuana; 
  • Repeal the prohibition against retail/recreational establishments; and   
  • Authorize medical marijuana establishments to also be licensed as retail/recreational marijuana establishments without raising the cap on the number of locations set forth in City Code §2.2.104?

City of Colorado Springs Ballot Issue 301 (Vote Yes/For or No/Against)
SHALL CITY TAXES BE INCREASED $5,600,000 ANNUALLY BEGINNING JANUARY 1, 2023, AND BY WHATEVER AMOUNTS ARE RAISED IN YEARS THEREAFTER, BY INCREASING THE RATE OF SALES TAX ON THE SALES OF RETAIL/RECREATIONAL MARIJUANA WITHIN THE CITY OF COLORADO SPRINGS BY A RATE OF 5%, SOLELY FOR THE PURPOSE OF FUNDING PUBLIC SAFETY PROGRAMS, MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES, AND POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER TREATMENT PROGRAMS FOR VETERANS; AND SHALL THE CITY BE PERMITTED TO COLLECT, RETAIN AND SPEND ALL REVENUES DERIVED THEREFROM AS A VOTER-APPROVED REVENUE CHANGE AND EXCEPTION TO ANY CONSTITUTIONAL, STATUTORY AND CITY CHARTER REVENUE AND SPENDING LIMITATIONS WHICH MAY OTHERWISE APPLY?

Read News5's coverage on the recreational marijuana ballot issues

Town of Monument Ballot Question 2A (Vote Yes/For or No/Against)
Shall the proposed charter, as drafted by the Town of Monument Home Rule Charter Commission, be adopted as the Home Rule Charter for the Town of Monument?

City of Fountain Ballot Issue 2B (Vote Yes/For or No/Against)
SHALL CITY OF FOUNTAIN TAXES BE INCREASED BY AN ESTIMATED $1.7 MILLION ANNUALLY BY INCREASING THE CITY’S EXISTING PROPERTY TAX BY 6.1 MILLS TO BE USED EXCLUSIVELY FOR PUBLIC SAFETY BY HIRING SIX (6) ADDITIONAL FIREFIGHTER/EMT PERSONNEL AND SIX (6) ADDITIONAL POLICE OFFICERS, TO:

  • –STAFF AN ADDITIONAL FIRE STATION AND OPERATE AN ADDITIONAL AMBULANCE;
  • –IMPROVE COMMUNITY RESPONSE TIMES, SUSTAIN CURRENT STAFFING LEVELS, AND INCREASE TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT;
  • –EXPAND SCHOOL SAFETY PROGRAMS AND INVESTIGATIONS INTO SEX TRAFFICKING AND PREVENT CHILD SEX CRIMES;

AND TO BE USED TO ENHANCE ALL EXISTING FIRST RESPONDER SAFETY, TO IMPROVE RECRUITMENT, RETENTION AND TRAINING, AND TO SUPPORT MENTAL HEALTH AND WELLNESS;

AND SHALL THE REVENUE RAISED BY SUCH MILL LEVY INCREASE TO BE COLLECTED AND SPENT BY THE CITY CONSTITUTE A VOTER-APPROVED REVENUE CHANGE AND AN EXCEPTION TO AND IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE REVENUE AND SPENDING LIMITS OF ARTICLE X, SECTION 20 OF THE COLORADO CONSTITUTION OR ANY OTHER LAW?

Town of Palmer Lake Ballot Issue 2C (Vote Yes/For or No/Against)
SHALL THE TOWN OF PALMER LAKE TAXES BE INCREASED BY NOT MORE THAN $1,343,000 IN TAX COLLECTION YEAR 2023 AND BY WHATEVER ADDITIONAL AMOUNTS ARE GENERATED ANNUALLY THEREAFTER BY INCREASING THE GENERAL OPERATING MILL LEVY FOR GENERAL MUNICIPAL PURPOSES BY 15 MILLS FROM THE CURRENT 11.238 MILLS NOT TO EXCEED 26.238 MILLS IF BALLOT QUESTION RELATING TO OPERATION OF RETAIL MARIJUANA PASSES, OR BY 30 MILLS NOT TO EXCEED 41.238 MILLS IF SUCH BALLOT QUESTION DOES NOT PASS?

Town of Palmer Lake Ballot Issue 2D (Vote Yes/For or No/Against)
Shall the Town of Palmer Lake enact an ordinance permitting operation of not more than two (2) regulated retail marijuana stores in existing marijuana business locations within the Town?

Lewis-Palmer Consolidated School District No. 38 Ballot Issue (Vote Yes/For or No/Against)
SHALL LEWIS-PALMER CONSOLIDATED SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 38 TAXES BE INCREASED UP TO $5.6 MILLION COMMENCING IN COLLECTION YEAR 2023 AND BY SUCH AMOUNT AS IS PRODUCED ANNUALLY THEREAFTER BY THE IMPOSITION OF A PROPERTY TAX MILL LEVY OF NOT TO EXCEED 7.45 MILLS ANNUALLY TO BE DEPOSITED IN THE GENERAL FUND, PURSUANT TO AND IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 22-54-108, C.R.S., EXPRESSLY AND SOLELY FOR:

INCREASING COMPENSATION FOR TEACHERS AND NON-ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF THROUGHOUT THE DISTRICT, INCLUDING MONUMENT ACADEMY; AND

SUCH EXPENDITURES WILL BE MONITORED BY A CITIZENS' FINANCIAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE WHO REPORT DIRECTLY TO THE BOARD OF EDUCATION IN ORDER TO PROVIDE TRANSPARENCY TO THE COMMUNITY?

Hanover School District 28 Ballot Issue 4B (Vote Yes/For or No/Against)
WITHOUT IMPOSING ANY NEW TAX, SHALL HANOVER SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 28 DEBT BE INCREASED UP TO $13.8 MILLION, WITH A MAXIMUM TOTAL REPAYMENT COST OF NOT MORE THAN $25.125 MILLION; AND SHALL THE TAXES AUTHORIZED AT THE DISTRICT'S BOND ELECTION IN 2002 BE EXTENDED AND AUTHORIZED TO BE USED TO PAY THE DEBT AUTHORIZED AT THIS ELECTION IN ADDITION TO THE DEBT AUTHORIZED AT SUCH PRIOR ELECTION; FOR CAPITAL NEEDS OF THE DISTRICT INCLUDING:

  • CONSTRUCTING, EQUIPPING AND EXPANDING THE DISTRICT'S CURRENT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL FACILITY;
  • ACQUIRING, CONSTRUCTING, REPAIRING, RENOVATING AND EQUIPPING SCHOOL BUILDINGS AND OTHER SCHOOL FACILITIES TO FINANCE INFRASTRUCTURE NEEDS AND OTHER CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS; AND
  • PROVIDING MATCHING MONEY FUNDS REQUIRED BY THE STATE FOR THE RECEIPT OF ANY STATE GRANTS UNDER THE BUILDING EXCELLENT SCHOOLS TODAY ("BEST") PROGRAM;

AND SHALL AD VALOREM PROPERTY TAXES BE LEVIED IN ANY YEAR AT A MILL LEVY RATE SUFFICIENT IN EACH YEAR TO PAY THE PRINCIPAL AND INTEREST ON ANY SUCH DEBT OR ANY REFUNDING DEBT (OR TO CREATE A RESERVE FOR SUCH PAYMENT); AND MAY SUCH DEBT BE EVIDENCED BY THE ISSUANCE OF GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS OR OTHER MULTIPLE FISCAL YEAR OBLIGATIONS TO BE SOLD IN ONE SERIES OR MORE, FOR A PRICE ABOVE OR BELOW THE PRINCIPAL AMOUNT THEREOF, ON TERMS AND CONDITIONS, AND WITH SUCH MATURITIES AS PERMITTED BY LAW AND AS THE DISTRICT MAY DETERMINE; AND SHALL THE DISTRICT'S DEBT LIMIT BE ESTABLISHED AT 6% OF THE ACTUAL VALUE OF THE DISTRICT'S TAXABLE PROPERTY TO PERMIT THE ISSUANCE OF SUCH BONDS?

Ellicott School District No. 22 Ballot Issue 4C (Vote Yes/For or No/Against)
SHALL ELLICOTT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 22 TAXES BE INCREASED $592,000 ANNUALLY FOR BASIC EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES, WHICH MONEYS SHALL BE USED TO, AMONG OTHER THINGS:

  • PROPERLY FUND THE ONGOING MAINTENANCE OF SCHOOLS AND FACILITIES TO EXTEND THEIR USEFUL LIFE; AND
  • MAINTAIN COMPETITIVE SALARIES AND WAGES FOR DISTRICT TEACHERS, TEACHER'S AIDES, BUS DRIVERS, CUSTODIANS, AND OTHER SUPPORT STAFF,

THROUGH A PROPERTY TAX OVERRIDE MILL LEVY TO BE IMPOSED AT A RATE SUFFICIENT TO PRODUCE THE AMOUNT SET FORTH ABOVE, TO BE DEPOSITED INTO THE GENERAL FUND OF THE DISTRICT, AND TO BE IN ADDITION TO THE PROPERTY TAXES THAT OTHERWISE WOULD BE LEVIED FOR THE GENERAL FUND?

Fremont School District RE-2 Ballot Issue 5A (Vote Yes/For or No/Against)
SHALL FREMONT SCHOOL DISTRICT RE-2 DEBT BE INCREASED UP TO $25 MILLION WITH A REPAYMENT COST OF UP TO $46.5 MILLION, AND WITHOUT IMPOSING A NEW TAX SHALL ANNUAL BOND REDEMPTION TAXES APPROVED BY DISTRICT VOTERS IN 2003 BE EXTENDED TO PAY SUCH NEW DEBT INCURRED FOR THE PURPOSE OF ACQUIRING, CONSTRUCTING, REPAIRING AND IMPROVING DISTRICT CAPITAL ASSETS INCLUDING, AMONG OTHER THINGS:

  • PENROSE ELEMENTARY: SECURITY AND SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS AT THE FRONT ENTRANCE AND INTERIOR CLASSROOMS, AND AN ADA RAMP INTO THE CAFETERIA AND GYMNASIUM FOR IMPROVED ACCESS;
  • FREMONT ELEMENTARY: SECURITY AND SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS AT THE FRONT ENTRANCE, A NEW ATTACHED MULTI-PURPOSE CAFETERIA, AND NEW PARENT/BUS DROP-OFF/PICK-UP AREAS; AND
  • FLORENCE JR/SR HIGH SCHOOL: SECURITY AND SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS AT THE FRONT ENTRANCE, AN ADDITIONAL AUXILIARY GYM/LOCKER ROOMS, AND INSTRUCTIONAL SPACE IMPROVEMENTS TO EXPAND CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION LEARNING AREAS:

THROUGH ISSUANCE OF GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS WHICH SHALL BEAR INTEREST, MATURE, BE SUBJECT TO REDEMPTION, WITH OR WITHOUT PREMIUM, AND BE ISSUED AT SUCH TIME, AT SUCH PRICE (AT, ABOVE OR BELOW PAR) AND IN SUCH MANNER AND CONTAINING SUCH TERMS, NOT INCONSISTENT WITH THIS BALLOT ISSUE, AS THE BOARD OF EDUCATION MAY DETERMINE; AND SHALL AD VALOREM PROPERTY TAXES BE LEVIED WITHOUT LIMIT AS TO THE MILL RATE BUT BY NOT MORE THAN $1.92 MILLION ANNUALLY, TO GENERATE AMOUNTS SUFFICIENT IN EACH YEAR TO PAY THE PRINCIPAL OF AND INTEREST ON THE BONDS AND TO FUND ANY RESERVES FOR THE PAYMENT THEREOF?

Calhan School District RJ1 Ballot Issue 5C (Vote Yes/For or No/Against)
SHALL CALHAN SCHOOL DISTRICT RJ1 DEBT BE INCREASED BY $7,500,000, WITH A REPAYMENT COST OF NOT MORE THAN $13,980,000, AND SHALL DISTRICT TAXES BE INCREASED NOT MORE THAN $630,000 ANNUALLY, WITH THE PROCEEDS OF SUCH DEBT TO BE USED FOR:

FINANCING THE ACQUISITION, CONSTRUCTION AND IMPROVEMENT OF CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION FACILITIES, INCLUDING AN ADDITION TO THE EXISTING SCHOOL BUILDING AND EQUIPMENT TO SUPPORT CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS,

AND SHALL THE MILL LEVY BE IMPOSED IN ANY YEAR IN AN AMOUNT SUFFICIENT TO PAY THE PRINCIPAL OF AND PREMIUM, IF ANY, AND INTEREST ON SUCH DEBT OR ANY REFUNDING DEBT OR TO CREATE A RESERVE FOR SUCH PAYMENT, PROVIDED THAT ANY REVENUE PRODUCED BY SUCH LEVY SHALL NOT EXCEED $630,000 ANNUALLY; SUCH DEBT TO BE EVIDENCED BY THE ISSUANCE OF GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS OR OTHER MULTIPLE FISCAL YEAR FINANCIAL OBLIGATIONS WHICH MAY BE SOLD FROM TIME TO TIME IN AN AGGREGATE AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED THE MAXIMUM AUTHORIZED PRINCIPAL AMOUNT AND REPAYMENT COST, ON TERMS AND CONDITIONS AS THE DISTRICT MAY DETERMINE, INCLUDING PROVISIONS FOR REDEMPTION OF TEH BONDS PRIOR TO MATURITY WITH OR WITHOUT PAYMENT OF PREMIUM NOT TO EXCEED 3%?

Pikes Peak Rural Transportation Authority Ballot Issue 7A (Vote Yes/For or No/Against)
WITHOUT INCREASING TAXES, SHALL THE EXISTING 0.55% (FIFTY-FIVE ONE-HUNDREDTHS OF ONE PENNY PER DOLLAR) PIKES PEAK RURAL TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY'S (PPRTA) SALES AND USE TAX, WHICH SUNSETS ON DECEMBER 31, 2024, BE EXTENDED TO SUNSET DECEMBER 31, 2034 FOR THE PURPOSED OF FUNDING REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS (100% OF NE REVENUE) AS SPECIFIED IN THE FOLLOWING VOTER-APPROVED LIST OF SPECIFIC REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS PROJECTS AS HEREBY AMENDED:

*visit the following links for details on the Priority A and Priority B projects
Description of Proposed Projects (City of Colorado Springs website)

WITH PRIORITY "A" PROJECTS BEING COMPLETELY FUNDED PRIOR TO USE OF FUNDING ON PRIORITY "B" PROJECTS, PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT PRIORITY "A" PROJECTS SHALL NOT BE REQUIRED TO BE COMPLETELY FUNDED PRIOR TO USE OF FUNDING ON PRIORITY "B" PROJECTS FOR THE PROJECTS LISTED ABOVE IN THE EVENT THAT ANY PROJECTS ARE PROHIBITED DUE TO STATE OR FEDERAL LAW OR REGULATIONS, ACTS OF OR FAILURES TO TAKE ACTION BY JUDICIAL, LEGISLATIVE, OR REGULATORY AUTHORITIES, OR OTHER FORCE MAJEURE EVENTS, AND WITH NO MORE THAN 1% OF THE TOTAL REVENUE TO BE EXPENDED FOR ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES, WHICH EXTENSION CONSTITUTES NO CHANGE FROM THAT APPROVED BY THE VOTERS AT THE NOVEMBER 2, 2004 AND NOVEMBER 6, 2012 GENERAL ELECTIONS EXCEPT AN EXTENSION FROM THE EXPIRATION DATE OF THE SALES AND USE TAX FOR THE PURPOSES OF FUNDING REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS AND IDENTIFICATION OF PRIORITY "A" AND "B" PROJECT LISTS TO BE FUNDED DURING THE EXTENSION PERIOD, WITH ALL REVENUES FROM SUCH TAX AND OTHER REVENUES OF PPRTA BEING COLLECTED AND SPENT EACH YEAR WITHOUT LIMITATION BY THE REVENUE AND SPENDING LIMITS OF ARTICLE X, SECTION 20 OF THE COLORADO CONSTITUTION?

Further information on Voter Polling and Service Locations and ballot Drop-Off Locations

The VSPC locations below are open the following days and hours:
Monday, October 24, 2022, – Friday, November 4, 2022, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (excluding weekends)
Saturday, November 5, 2022, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Monday, November 7, 2022, 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Election Day, Tuesday, November 8, 2022, 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

UCCS
Kettle Creek Room #108
4785 Clyde Way, Colorado Springs, CO 80918

Downtown/Centennial Hall
NW corner of Cascade Ave. & Vermijo St.
200 S. Cascade Ave., Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Southeast Branch (EPC Clerk’s Office)
SE corner of Powers Blvd. & Airport Rd.
5650 Industrial Pl., Colorado Springs, CO 80916

Fort Carson (EPC Clerk’s Office)
Enter at Gate 1
6351 Wetzel Ave., Bldg. 1525, Ft. Carson, CO 80913

North Branch (EPC Clerk’s Office)
NW corner of Union Blvd. & Research Pkwy.
8830 N. Union Blvd., Colorado Springs, CO 80920

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The VSPC locations below are open the following days and hours:
Friday, November 4, 2022, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, November 5, 2022, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Monday, November 7, 2022, 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Election Day, Tuesday, November 8, 2022, 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Victory World Outreach
SW corner of S. Academy Blvd. & Hancock Expy.
3150 S. Academy Blvd., Colorado Springs, CO 80916

Zalman Center at Harrison High School
SE corner of Circle Dr. & I-25
2755 Janitell Rd., Colorado Springs, CO 80906

East Library
West of Union Blvd. between Montebello Dr. & Vickers Dr.
5550 N. Union Blvd., Colorado Springs, CO 80918

Creekside Success Center
School District 49 facility
NW corner of Peterson Rd. and Pony Tracks Dr.
3850 Pony Tracks Dr., Colorado Springs, CO 80922

Library 21c
NW corner of Chapel Hills Dr. & Jamboree Dr.
1175 Chapel Hills Dr., Colorado Springs, CO 80920

Manitou Springs City Hall
Memorial Hall
NW corner of Manitou Ave. & El Paso Blvd.
606 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, CO 80829

Black Forest Fire Rescue Protection District
SE corner of Teachout Rd. & Burgess Rd.
11445 Teachout Rd., Colorado Springs, CO 80908

The Barn
Woodmoor Community Center
SE of Deer Creek Rd on Woodmoor Dr.
1691 Woodmoor Dr., Monument, CO 80132

Fountain Library
SE corner of E. Missouri Ave. & S. Main St.
230 S. Main St., Fountain, CO 80817

Sand Creek Library
East of Academy Blvd. between Chelton Rd. and Fountain Blvd.
1821 S. Academy Blvd., Colorado Springs, CO 80916

The Independence Center
NE corner of E. Las Animas St. & S. Tejon St.
729 S. Tejon St., Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Town of Monument - Town Hall
SW corner of Beacon Lite Rd. & Highway 105
645 Beacon Lite Rd., Monument, CO 80132

El Paso County Public Services Department - Calhan
SE corner of 10th St. & Golden St.
1010 Golden St., Calhan, CO 80808

Falcon Legacy Campus
School District 49 facility
NE of Meridian Rd. and Swingline Rd.
11990 Swingline Rd., Falcon, CO 80831

Calvary Fellowship Fountain Valley
NW of Alturas Dr. and Cable Ln. between Bradley Rd. and Main St.
4945 Cable Ln., Colorado Springs, CO 80911
Woodmen Hills Metropolitan District
Community Center West
West of Meridian Rd. and Woodmen Hills Dr.
11720 Woodmen Hills Dr., Falcon, CO 80831

Ruth Holley Library
Murray Blvd. between Platte Ave. and Palmer Park Blvd.
685 N. Murray Blvd., Colorado Springs, CO 80915
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The VSPC locations below are open the following days and hours:
Monday, November 7, 2022, 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Election Day, Tuesday, November 8, 2022, 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

First Baptist Church of Peaceful Valley
East of S. Powers Blvd., on Fontaine Blvd.
7925 Fontaine Blvd., Colorado Springs, CO 80925

Corpus Christi Parish Hall
SW corner of N. Cascade Ave. & W. Jackson St.
2318 N. Cascade Ave., Colorado Springs, CO 80907

Pikes Peak United Way Family Success Center
SW corner of Verde Dr. and Shasta Dr.
1520 Verde Dr., Colorado Springs, CO 80910

Family of Christ Lutheran Church
East of Jackson Creek Pkwy. and W. Baptist Rd.
675 W. Baptist Rd., Colorado Springs, CO 80921

Pikes Peak State College - Centennial Campus
West on S. Academy Blvd. from exit 135 on I-25
5675 S. Academy Blvd., Colorado Springs, CO 80906

Vista Grande Baptist Church
NW corner of N. Powers Blvd & Stetson Hills Blvd.
5680 Stetson Hills Blvd., Colorado Springs, CO 80917

St. Dominic Catholic Church
West of 85 between Main St. & S. Academy Blvd.
5354 US 85, Colorado Springs, CO 80911

Fountain Valley YMCA
West of N. Santa Fe Ave. on W. Alabama Ave.
326 West Alabama Ave., Fountain, CO 80817

Pikes Peak State College - Rampart Range Campus
West of Interquest Pkwy. between Cross Peak View and New Life Dr.
2070 Interquest Pkwy., Colorado Springs, CO 80921

Charles C. “Chuck” Brown Transportation & Environmental Complex
Between Constitution Ave. & N. Carefree Cir.
3275 Akers Dr., Colorado Springs, CO 80922

Pikes Peak Regional Development Center
NW of Printers Pkwy. between International Cir. & Airport Rd.
2880 International Cir., Colorado Springs, CO 80910

The Lodge at Cathedral Pines
South of Milam Rd. & Foxchase Way on Milam Rd.
13977 Milam Rd., Colorado Springs, CO 80908

Sunnyside Christian Church
NE corner of N. Murray Blvd. and Constitution Ave.
2025 N. Murray Blvd., Colorado Springs, CO 80915

Vanguard Church
NW corner of N. Academy Blvd. and American Dr.
3950 N. Academy Blvd., Colorado Springs, CO 80917

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ADDITIONAL SECURE 24-HOUR BALLOT DROP BOX LOCATIONS ONLY

The ballot drop-off locations below provide no indoor registration, voting, or ballot drop-off services. Each outdoor ballot drop-off location below will be open 24 hours a day from October 17, 2022, through 7:00 p.m. Election Day, November 8, 2022.

Bear Creek Park, Community Garden
21st St. & W. Rio Grande
2002 Creek Crossing St., Colorado Springs, CO 80905

Black Forest Park-n-Ride
NW corner of Black Forest Rd. & Woodmen Rd.
7503 Black Forest Rd., Colorado Springs, CO 80908

Boot Barn Hall at Bourbon Brothers
To the left of the stop sign at main entrance to Boot Barn
13071 Bass Pro Dr., Colorado Springs, CO 80921

Broadmoor Towne Center at Southgate
2007 Southgate Rd., Colorado Springs, CO 80906

Citadel Mall
Northside by the Food Court Entrance
750 Citadel Dr. E., Colorado Springs, CO 80909

City of Colorado Springs
NW corner of Nevada Ave. & Colorado Ave.
30 S. Nevada Ave., Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Colorado Springs Senior Center
South of E. Caramillo St. on N. Hancock Ave.
1514 N. Hancock Ave., Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Cottonwood Creek Recreational Center
Between Montarbor Dr. & Rangewood Dr., next to the pool entrance
3920 Dublin Blvd., Colorado Springs, CO 80918

Ellicott School District Admin Building
North of Handle Rd. & E. of Ellicott Hwy.
322 S. Ellicott Hwy., Calhan, CO 80808

Falcon Fire Department
Station 1 – Corner of Meridian Ranch Rd. & Royal County Down Rd.
12072 Royal County Down Rd., Falcon, CO 80831

Falcon Park -n- Ride
near Old Meridian Rd., & Swingline Rd.
11858 Swingline Rd., Falcon, CO 80831

First and Main
Westside of Dick’s Sporting Goods parking lot
New Center Pt., Colorado Springs, CO 80922

Fountain Creek Park
SW corner of Hwy. 85/87 & Duckwood Rd., in the first parking lot
2010 Duckwood Rd., Fountain, CO 80817

Fountain Police Department
Community Room – SE corner of Santa Fe Ave. & Alabama Ave.
222 N. Santa Fe Ave., Fountain, CO 80817

Leon Young Sports Complex
Between E. Fountain Blvd. & Verde Dr.
1335 S. Chelton Rd., Colorado Springs, CO 80910

Monument Park -n- Ride
NE corner of I-25 at exit 161
1899 Woodmoor Dr., Monument, CO 80132

Rocky Mountain Calvary
SE corner of N. Academy Blvd. & Montebello Dr.
Across from the Montebello Post Office
4285 N. Academy Blvd., Colorado Springs, CO 80918 School

District 3 Federal Credit Union
NW corner of Grinnell Blvd. & Crawford Ave.
1180 Crawford Ave., Colorado Springs, CO 80911

Tiffany Square
U-Haul Moving & Storage at Rockrimmon
Westside of I-25 and Woodmen Rd.
6805 Corporate Dr., Colorado Springs, CO 80919

UCCS
In front of main entrance to Kraemer Family Library (by the FedEx drop box)
1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy., Colorado Springs, CO 80918
*NOTE: VSPC located on campus at Kettle Creek Room #108

Wilson Ranch Pool
Allegheny Dr. & Split Rock Dr.
2335 Allegheny Dr., Colorado Springs, CO 80919

Widefield Water & Sanitation District
Fontaine Blvd., between Powers Blvd. & Marksheffel Blvd.
8495 Fontaine Blvd., Colorado Springs, CO 80925

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