Colorado 2014 ballot measures
One statewide ballot measures is certified for the November 4, 2014 ballot in the state of Colorado.
A total of 145 initiatives have filed for potential spots on the 2014 ballot in Colorado. However, many of these are repeat filings of nearly identical initiatives. Initiative sponsors sometimes file multiple versions of the same measure in order to increase the likelihood of it landing on the ballot.
Currently, there is only one citizen's initiative certified for the November ballot, which addresses abortion. At least 29 other initiatives have the potential to land on the general election ballot. The signature filing deadline for these measures is August 6, 2014, the second-to-last deadline in 2014, followed only by Oklahoma's September 5 date. Supporters will need to collect at least 86,105 valid signatures by the deadline in order to put the measures before voters.
- Since 1996, an average of six measures have appeared annually on the ballot in Colorado. Therefore, 2014 is a below-average year, based on the number of certified measures.
- The number of measures on a statewide ballot since 1996 has ranged from one to 14.
- Since 1996, 42 of 101, or 42 percent, of Colorado ballot measures have been approved by voters.
- Conversely, 59 of 101, or 58 percent, of measures have been defeated.
- Colorado ballots have consistently featured measures during even- and odd-year elections.
On the ballot
- See also: 2014 ballot measures
|Definition of Person and Child Amendment||Abortion||Recognizes unborn children as persons|
|Environmental Rights Amendment||Civil Rights||Declares citizens have a right to clean air, pure water and natural and scenic values|
|Local Regulation of Gas and Oil Amendment||Business||Increases local government authority to prohibit or limit oil and gas development|
|Mandatory Setback of Wells Amendment||Business||Sets mandatory distance from occupied structures for new oil and gas wells|
|Public Trust Resources Amendment||Environment||Creates a public trust for the natural and environmental resources under public ownership|
|Workers' Compensation Public Defender Amendment||Labor||Creates workers’ compensation public defenders for representation for people with mental disabilities|
|Duties of the Independent Ethics Commission Amendment||Admin of Gov't||Transfers jurisdiction over judicial discipline and disability to the independent ethics commission|
|Appointment of Secretary of State Amendment||State Exec||Makes secretary of state and appointed, nonpartisan office|
|Provisions for Redistricting Amendment||Redistricting||Requires districts to include a ratio of voters based on political party similar to the overall state ratio|
|Marijuana Revenue for Housing for Disabled Amendment||Housing||Uses $10 million in marijuana tax revenues to fund housing for disabled citizens|
|Retention Elections of Justices and Judges Amendment||Elections||Requires two-thirds majority vote to retain judges and justices|
|Prohibit Cannabis Possession Penalties Amendment||Marijuana||Prohibits courts from imposing any fine or sentence for the possession of cannabis|
|2013 Gun Legislation Repeal||Firearms||Repeals all gun laws passed by the state legislature in 2013|
|Required Distances from Schools for Casinos Amendment||Gambling||Prohibits casino-style gambling within a specified distance of an elementary, middle or high school|
|Prohibition on Gambling Monopolies Amendment||Business||Prohibits monopoly on one or more types of gambling within any county|
|Local Voter Approval for Gambling Amendment||Gambling||Requires an additional local vote to make statewide elections legalizing gambling take effect|
|Horse Racetrack Gaming for K-12 Education Amendment||Gambling||Establishes a K-12 education fund to be funded by expanded limited gaming at horse racetracks|
|Right to Bear Arms Amendment||Firearms||Prohibits the confiscation of arms without due process of law|
|Foreclosure Due Process Amendment||Property||Prohibits foreclosures unless the person has previously recorded written evidence of a security interest|
|CISS||Distribution of Oil and Gas Revenue Initiative||Local Gov't||Prevents local governments from receiving oil/gas revenues if they prohibit oil/gas production|
|CISS||Two-Stage Election System Initiative||Elections||Creates a two-stage elections system replacing partisan primary elections|
|CISS||Yes or No Elections Initiative||Elections||Institutes yes-no voting for candidates; calculates "net vote count"|
|CISS||Mandatory Labeling of GMOs Initiative||Business||Mandates labeling of certain foodstuffs that contain genetically modified organisms|
|CISS||Marriage Education Act||Marriage||Mandates pre-wedding classes for couples wishing to get married|
|CISS||Animal Euthanasia Initiative||Animals||Enacts stricter laws regarding when shelter animals can be euthanized|
|CISS||Fiscal Impact of Ballot Measures Initiative||Direct Democracy||Requires initiative proponents to submit a fiscal impact estimate|
|CISS||Probate Ward Bill of Rights Initiative||Civil Rights||Creates a process by which people could be declared incompetent to handle their financial affairs|
|CISS||School Board Open Meetings Initiative||Gov't Acc||Requires open school board meetings for collective bargaining negotiations|
|CI||Definition of a Fee Initiative||Gov't Finances||Defines a fee as as a voluntarily incurred governmental charge in exchange for a specific benefit|
|CI||Tax on Nongovernmental Tolls Initiative||Taxes||Creates a $10 tax on each toll collected by non-state toll roads|
|CI||Official State Logo Initiative||Motto & Symbols||Requires a scaled version of the state flag be used as the official Colorado logo for all purposes|
|CI||Prohibition on Fluoride in Public Water System Initiative||Water||Prohibits the artificial introduction of fluoride or fluoride byproducts into any Colorado water system|
Not on the ballot
|Recall of State and Local Officers Amendment||Recall||Repeals and replaces constitutional provisions regarding recall|
|Public Health Insurance Amendment||Insurance||Establishes a universal statewide public health insurance program|
|Right to Local Self-Government Amendment||Local Gov't||Declares an inherent right to local self-government in counties and municipalities|
|State Representative Districts Amendment||Redistricting||Makes the state representative districts each consist of one county|
|Right to Healthcare Amendment||Healthcare||Establishes health care as a constitutional right|
|Ammunition Restrictions Law Amendment||Firearms||Declares that laws regarding firearm magazines can only be effected by referendum|
|Same-Sex Marriage Amendment||Marriage||Declares that same-sex unions be recognized by the state|
|Establishment of a State-Owned Bank Amendment||Banking||Creates a state-owned bank and provides for the election of its managers|
|CISS||No Clemency for Death Penalty Initiative||Death Penalty||Prohibits the governor from giving clemency for the death penalty without legislative consent|
|CISS||Campus Gun Ban||Firearms||Bans concealed weapons on college campuses|
|CI||Care and Protection of Livestock Animals Initiative||Animals||Repeals exemption for animal husbandry practices on livestock animals from the animal cruelty statutes|
|CI||Public School Funding Initiative||Gov't Finances||Increases and/or modifies the funding of public schools|
State of Colorado
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Governor | Lieutenant Governor | Attorney General | Secretary of State | Treasurer | Commissioner of Education | Commissioner of Insurance | Commissioner of Agriculture | Executive Director of Natural Resources | Executive Director of Labor and Employment | Chair of Public Utilities |