Colorado Referendum 1 was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment on the November 7, 1972 election ballot in Colorado, where it was defeated.
- The measure sought to remove the prohibition against changing the salary of certain state and county officers during their terms of office.
| Colorado Referendum 5 (1972)|
|Yes|| 233,678|| 29.04%|
Election Results via: The Colorado Legislative Council
Text of measure
The language that appeared on the ballot:
|| An Amendment to Article V of the Constitution of the State of Colorado, removing the prohibition against increasing or decreasing compensation of certain state and county officers during the term of office to which they have been elected or appointed.