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

Posted at 2:24 PM, Oct 04, 2022
and last updated 2022-11-01 14:51:59-04

FREMONT 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.

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 Fremont County Sample Ballots

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

Garden Park BuildingN 6th St.
201 N 6th St.
Cañon City, CO 81212

Pathfinder Event Center
6655 St. Hwy 115
Florence, CO 81226

Penrose Community Library
35 7th Ave.
Penrose, CO 81240

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ADDITIONAL SECURE 24-HOUR BALLOT DROP BOX LOCATIONS

Florence City Hall
600 W 3rd St.
Florence, CO 81226

Penrose School
100 Illinois St.
Penrose, CO 81240

Fremont County Admin Bldg.
615 Macon Ave.
Canon City, CO 81212 (West end doors)

Cotopaxi School
345 Cnty Rd 12
Cotopaxi, CO 81223

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Information from the Fremont 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 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 Senator - District 4 (Vote for One)

  • Mark Baisley - Republican
  • Jeff Ravage - Democratic

State Representative - District 60 (Vote for One)

  • Kathryn Green - Democratic
  • Stephanie Luck - Republican

County Offices

Board of County Commissioners - District 2 (Vote for One)

  • Debbie Bell - Republican

County Clerk and Recorder (Vote for One)

  • Justin D. Grantham - Republican

County Treasurer (Vote for One)

  • Kathy Elliot - Republican

County Assessor (Vote for One)

  • Stacey Seifert - Republican

County Sheriff (Vote for One)

  • Allen Cooper - Republican

County Surveyor (Vote for One)
*there are no candidates for this office

County Coroner (Vote for One)

  • Randy V. Keller - Republican

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?

District Court Judge - 11th Judicial District (Vote Yes or No)
Shall Judge Patrick William Murphy of the 11th Judicial District be retained in office?

County Court Judge - Fremont (Vote Yes or No)
Shall Judge Alexandra Olsen Robak of the Fremont County Court be retained in office?

Municipal Offices

Town of Williamsburg - Mayor - Two year Term (Vote for One)

  • Philip Ott

Town of Williamsburg - Trustee - (2) four-year terms (2) two-year terms (Vote for Four)

  • Karen Ott
  • William Esch
  • Robin Stinchcomb
  • Donna Krautheim

Town of Rockvale Mayor - Term of four years (4) (Vote for One)

  • Dave Barnes
  • Kevin Strait

Town of Rockvale Trustees - Highest three votes receive a 4 year-term. The others a 2 year-term (Vote for Five)

  • Shelby Mehring (Swift)
  • Clint Wilson
  • Earlene McCoy

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 Ballot Issues

City of Cañon City Issue #2A (Vote Yes/For or No/Against)
Shall Article III, Section 5 of the City of Cañon City Charter be amended so that the language regarding City Council meetings is consistent with the Colorado Open Meetings Law?

City of Cañon City Issue #2B (Vote Yes/For or No/Against)
Shall Article V, Section 5 of the City of Cañon City Charter be amended to clarify and ensure the Charter is compliant with state and federal law governing City employees and their employment?

City of Cañon City Issue #2C (Vote Yes/For or No/Against)
Shall Article XIV, Section 1 of the City of Cañon City Charter be amended to permit the City to accept land to be used as parks or playgrounds with approval by ordinance of Council after a duly noticed public hearing?

City of Cañon City Issue #2D (Vote Yes/For or No/Against)
Shall Article XV, Section 3 of the City of Cañon City Charter be amended to permit the Municipal Court to impose fines and imprisonment in accordance with Colorado law and to remove reference to the City jail?

School District Ballot Measure

BALLOT ISSUE #5A: FREMONT SCHOOL DISTRICT RE-2 BONDS (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?

Library District Ballot Measure

JOHN C. FREMONT LIBRARY DISTRICT BALLOT ISSUE NO. 6A: MILL LEVY INCREASE (Vote Yes/For or No/Against)
SHALL JOHN C. FREMONT LIBRARY DISTRICT TAXES BE INCREASED $393,546 ANNUALLY FOR COLLECTION BEGINNING IN 2023 (APPROXIMATELY $3.05 PER MONTH FOR EACH $150,000 OF ACTUAL RESIDENTIAL VALUE) AND BY SUCH AMOUNTS AS MAY BE GENERATED ANNUALLY THEREAFTER BY AN INCREASE IN THE MILL LEVY OF 3.50 MILLS, PROVIDED THAT THE TOTAL MILL LEVY MAY BE ADJUSTED TO OFFSET REVENUE LOSSES FROM CHANGES TO THE PERCENTAGE OF ACTUAL VALUATION USED TO DETERMINE ASSESSED VALUATION, IN ORDER TO MAINTAIN, EXPAND, AND IMPROVE DISTRICT SERVICES AND SAVE CAPITAL FUNDS FOR ACQUISITION OR CONSTRUCTION AND OPERATION OF A LARGER FACILITY, AND SHALL ALL REVENUES FROM SUCH TAXES BE COLLECTED, RETAINED AND SPENT AS A VOTER APPROVED REVENUE CHANGE AND AN EXCEPTION TO THE LIMITS WHICH WOULD OTHERWISE APPLY UNDER ARTICLE X, SECTION 20 OF THE COLORADO CONSTITUTION OR ANY OTHER REVENUE LIMITATION OR RESTRICTION SET FORTH IN THE LAWS OF THE STATE, INCLUDING, C.R.S. SECTION 29-1-302?

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