The Colorado County Sheriffs Qualifications Referendum, also known as Referendum C, was on the November 5, 1996 ballot in Colorado as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure authorized the Colorado General Assembly to establish qualifications for the office of county sheriff.
| Colorado Referendum C (1996)|
| Yes|| 754,339|| 56.10%|
Election Results via: The Colorado Legislative Council
Text of measure
- See also: Colorado State Constitution, Article XIV
The language appeared on the ballot as:
|| An amendment to article XIV of the constitution of the state of Colorado, concerning the office of county sheriff, and, in connection therewith, authorizing the general assembly to establish qualifications for the office of county sheriff.