Colorado Amendment 18
, also known as the Voluntary Congressional Term Limits Act
, was on the November 3, 1998
election ballot in Colorado
as an initiated constitutional amendment
, where it was approved
, with 50.4% of voters in favor.
- Yes: 50% 
- No: 49%
Text of measure
The language that appeared on the ballot:
An amendment to the Colorado Constitution concerning term limits declarations that may be voluntarily submitted by candidates for the U.S. Congress, and, in connection therewith, providing that a candidate shall not be refused placement on the ballot if the candidate does not submit a declaration; providing that candidates may voluntarily declare that the candidate will not serve more than three terms as a U.S. Representative or more than two terms as a U.S. Senator or may voluntarily declare that the candidate has chosen not to accept term limits; allowing such candidates who have made such a declaration to voluntarily authorize placement of an applicable ballot designation next to the candidate's name on congressional election ballots and government-sponsored voter education material.