Colorado Death Penalty for Class 1 Felonies, Measure 2 (1974)

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The Colorado Death Penalty for Class 1 Felonies Act, also known as Measure 2, was on the November 4, 1974 ballot in Colorado as a legislatively-referred state statute, where it was approved. The measure imposed the death penalty upon persons convicted of class 1 felonies.[1]

Election results

Colorado Measure 2 (1974)
Approveda Yes 451,403 61.15%

Election results via: The Colorado Legislative Council

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

Shall the death penalty be imposed upon persons convicted of class 1 felonies where certain mitigating circumstances are not present and certain aggravating circumstances are present?[2]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Colorado General Assembly, "Ballot Issue History," accessed January 14, 2013
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.