Colorado deadline for personhood amendment moved up

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January 25, 2010

DENVER, Colorado: Colorado's personhood amendment is facing an earlier deadline - February 12. On Friday, the Secretary of State's office announced that the state signature deadline was an error and the actual deadline was three days earlier. Gualberto Garcia Jones, director of Colorado Personhood, sponsors of the proposed measure, said the mistake may be very costly for their campaign. "We're upset by it. That last weekend is critical," he said. The secretary of state's office calls the error a "clerical error." According to state law the deadline is six months form the date the ballot title was officially approved.[1]

If placed on the ballot, the amendment would be the second go-around for proposed Amendment 48 which was on the November 2008 statewide ballot in Colorado, where it was decisively defeated.

The 2010 ballot title reads:

An amendment to the Colorado Constitution applying the term 'person' as used in those provisions of the Colorado Constitution relating to inalienable rights, equality of justice and due process of law, to every human being from the beginning of the biological development of that human being.

See also

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Defeatedd Colorado Definition of Person Initiative (2008)

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