Colorado Initiative and Referendum Amendment, Referendum 1 (1980)
The Colorado Initiative and Referendum Amendment, also known as Referendum 1, was on the November 4, 1980 ballot in Colorado as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure required that persons be registered to vote in order to sign a petition for initiated or referred measures. It also established that any such measures would be submitted to the legislative research and drafting offices of the Colorado General Assembly for review and comment in public meetings before the measures would have a ballot title fixed.
|Colorado Referendum 1 (1980)|
Election results via: State Legislative Council
Text of measure
The language on the ballot appeared as:
|“||An amendment to Articles V and XIX of the Constitution of the State of Colorado, concerning the initiative and referendum process, and providing that an elector must be registered in order to sign a petition for an initiated or referred measure and that the proposed initiative measures shall be submitted to the legislative research and drafting offices of the General Assembly for review and comment at a meeting open to the public before a ballot title is fixed.||”|
- Colorado 1980 ballot measures
- 1980 ballot measures
- List of Colorado ballot measures
- History of Initiative & Referendum in Colorado
- Colorado State Legislative Council, "Ballot History," accessed February 18, 2014
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
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