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Teller County November 2019 election ballot information

Posted: 9:23 AM, Oct 16, 2019
Updated: 2019-10-31 23:47:41-04
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TELLER COUNTY — Your ballot for the November 2019 coordinated election should already be on the way to your home or even sitting on the counter waiting to be filled out and mailed back. This year, voters in Teller County will consider statewide propositions alongside choices for new local tax propositions and school candidates.

Election day is Tuesday, November 5th. All ballots are due by 7 p.m. on that date. You can return them in person at voter service and polling center, at an official Clerk & Recorders Office drop-off location, or through the U.S. mail. Keep in mind, you should put your completed and signed ballot in the mail a week by October 28 to make sure it makes it in time. See below for information on where to drop-off your ballot. To find arguments for and against ballot issues, see the official Ballot Information Book, also known as the 'Blue Book.'

State Ballot Measures

Proposition CC
This proposition asks voters if the state can keep and spend any excess money made to fund public schools, higher education and transportation. The reason the state is asking voters if they could keep the revenue is because of the Taxpayers Bill of Rights, or TABOR. TABOR requires state and local governments to get voter approval on tax increases or debt. It also places a revenue cap on the government and any excess funds go back to taxpayers. Learn more about TABOR by clicking here .

Proposition DD
This proposition has to do with authorizing sports betting in the state. Not only will this approve sports betting, but it will allow the state to collect a tax of 10% from the money made from the betting and put it toward the Colorado's Water Plan. The state's water plan is working to "secure our water future" through conservation efforts and supporting water projects. If approved, sports betting would be legal starting May 2020.

Cripple Creek / Victor School District RE-1

Cripple Creek/Victor School Board District "A" Cripple Creek City Limits (4 Year Term)

  • Randall Stewart
  • Gari Lu Schwab

Cripple Creek/Victor School Board District "B" Victor City Limits (4 Year Term)

  • Connie Dodrill
  • Barbara Manning

Cripple Creek/Victor School Board At-Large (2 Year Term)

  • Tanya Rice
  • William Arrick
  • Charles Solomone
  • Byron "Buck" Hakes Jr.

Cripple Creek / Victor School District Recall Instructional
General statement of grounds for recall: Multiple violations of Colorado State Statutes, School Board Policies and Resolutions, Sunshine Laws and Colorado Open Records Act (CORA) including the following examples: 1) Colluding with other School Board Members to deceive the voters (2017 School Board Election) knowing that a School Board member (Dennis Jones) committed fraudulent acts by signing false statements that he lived in the District he represents. (Resolution 2017-06; CRS-22-31-105); 2) Neglecting duties for financial oversight by allowing continuous years of identical audit findings concerning internal controls, and approving financial records with missing check numbers and other information. (CRS-22-45-102; CRS-29-1-603(2)); 3) Ignoring and disrespecting community members when contacted with concerns. Over $40,000 in lawyer fees could have been avoided if the Board Member was diligent and checked Superintendent's previous employer prior to hiring, and/or listened to community concerns prior to giving the Superintendent a 5-year contract; 4) Avoiding transparency by approving Resolution 2018-05 at the 11/26/2018 Board Meeting not clearly posted on the agenda (CRS-24-6-402(2)(c)) and against School Board Policy (CBB and BEDB), and attempting to make or making a profit from Open Records requests (CRS22-32-108(5)(b) and CORA).

Board Member Braun's Statement: The CCV School Board has worked hard to bring the best teachers, administration and education to our children. We have secured of over $5,000,000.00 in early childhood federal funding and millions of dollars of state and federal grants. We have increased the security at both schools by installing bulletproof glass at the entries and instituting new procedures for entry into the schools that keep felons and sex offenders out. Some of the recall petition gatherers do not like the new security procedures, but want to keep it like it used to be, where anyone could walk into the schools. The Board feels the security of our children is of the utmost importance. Let me be very clear, the individuals who are behind this recall have an axe to grind. They are ex-employees and failed candidates that were defeated at the ballot box and are now trying a different approach to take control of your schools. There are NO missing checks or funds from our schools, and never have been; this has been an outright lie perpetrated in order to secure voters to sign their petitions. The Board and I have a stake in the quality of education and security at CCV, as I have two grandchildren in the elementary and high school. If the Board had been able to protest the accusations of the recall committee, we would have shown that each and every accusation was reckless and/or an outright lie. Although they are allowed to say anything, or make any claim they want, to obtain signatures, these are the types of individuals who want to fire the Superintendent and Principals and take over your school system. Please tell them to get elected the right way. Please vote "NO" on the recall! To read/understand more, go to www.StopTheCCVRecall.com.

Recall Question
Shall Timothy Braun be recalled from the office of Cripple Creek/Victor School Board District At-Large?

  • Yes
  • No

Successor Candidates
Candidates nominated to succees Timothy Braun should he be recalled

  • Mary Bielz
  • Write-in

City of Cripple Creek

Cripple Creek Mayor (4 Year Term)

  • Meghan Rozell
  • Milford Ashworth

Cripple Creek Council Ward 4 (4 Year Term)

  • Thomas L. Litherland
  • Nancy McDonald

Cripple Creek Council Ward 5 (4 Year Term)

  • Charles Solomone

City of Cripple Creek Measures

City of Cripple Creek 2A
Shall the City of Cripple Creek, Colorado be authorized to publish ordinances by title only rather than by publishing the ordinance in full in accordance with C.R.S. § 31-16-105 and C.R.S. § 31-16-106?

City of Cripple Creek 2B
Shall the City of Cripple Creek, Colorado be authorized to post financial information on the City's official website relating to payment of bills and statements concerning contracts instead of publishing in accordance with C.R.S. § 31-20-202?

City of Cripple Creek 2C
Shall the City of Cripple Creek, Colorado allow sports betting within the City consistent with the provisions of C.R.S. § 44-30-1505(5)(d) of House Bill 19-1327, provided that sports betting is also concurrently authorized at the statewide election submitted pursuant to C.R.S. § 44-30-1514?

Where to drop-off a ballot or vote in person

24-hour ballot boxes (Closes Election Night at 7pm)
Woodland Park Motor Vehicle office
800 Research Drive, Suite 200
Woodland Park, CO 80863

Teller County Courthouse (outside)
101 W. Bennett Avenue
Cripple Creek, CO 80813

VOTE IN PERSON

Woodland Park Rampart Library (Vote in person and drop box available)
218 E. Midland Avenue
Woodland Park, CO 80863
Monday through Friday (Oct. 28 – Nov. 04) 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Saturday (Nov. 2) 8:00AM to 12:00PM
Tuesday, Nov. 5 Election Day 7:00AM to 7:00PM

Clerk and Recorder’s Office (Vote in person and drop box available)
101 W. Bennett Ave.
Cripple Creek, CO 80813
Monday through Friday (Oct. 14 – Nov. 04) 8:00AM to 4:30PM
Saturdays (October 19 & 26 and Nov. 2) 8:00AM to 12:00PM

LINKS:
Voter Guide: 2019 Colorado Coordinated Election
Election Night Results
TABOR and Proposition CC explained
How legalizing sports betting would impact the future of Colorado's waters
El Paso County November 2019 election ballot information
El Paso County ballot drop-off locations, Voter Service and Polling Centers
Pueblo County November 2019 election ballot information
Pueblo County ballot drop-off locations, Voter Service and Polling Centers
Teller County November 2019 election ballot information