Colorado Annexation Amendment, Initiative 3 (1980)
The Colorado Annexation Amendment, also known as Initiative 3, was on the November 4, 1980 ballot in Colorado as an initiated constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure allowed municipalities to annex unincorporated areas if one of the following conditions were met:
- A majority of the landowners and registered electors in an unincorporated area vote in favor of annexation.
- The annexing municipality receives a petition signed by 50 percent of landowners who own more than 50 percent of the area in question .
- The unicorporated area is entirely surrounded by or is solely owned by the annexing municipality.
The measure also included exceptions for the city and county of Denver.
|Colorado Initiative 3 (1980)|
Election Results from: Colorado State Legislative Council, Ballot History
Text of measure
- See also: Colorado State Constitution, Article II
The language appeared on the ballot as:
This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
|“||Shall Article II of the Constitution of the State of Colorado, be amended to provide that an unincorporated area may be annexed to a municipality only if the annexation has been approved by a majority vote of the landowners and the registered electors in such area who vote on the question, or if the annexing municipality has received a petition for annexation signed by persons comprising more than fifty percent of the landowners in such area and owning more than fifty percent of such area, or if such area is entirely surrounded by or is solely owned by the annexing municipality; and providing that this section does not apply to the city and county of Denver entirely surrounded by or is solely owned by the annexing municipality; and providing that this section does not apply to the city and county of Denver to the extent that annexations thereto are governed by other provisions of the state constitution?||”|
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