2020 Election resources

All you need to know about the 2020 election here in JeffCo!

Important Dates

Important Date Major Event
Sat Sep. 19 Military and overseas ballots mailed
Fri Oct. 9 Ballots mailed and drop boxes open
Mon Oct. 19 Vote centers open
Tue Oct. 27 Last day to mail ballots
Tue Nov. 3 Election Day
Wed Nov. 25 Post-election audit
Fri Nov. 27 Canvass and certification
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How to Return Your Ballot in 2020

  • In order for your vote to count in this election, you must return your ballot to a Ballot Drop Box any time before 7:00 p.m. on November 3

  • If you prefer, you may mail your ballot via the USPS. it must be postmarked BEFORE October 27th, 2020. You only need one stamp.

  • You can register to vote, request a replacement ballot or vote in person starting October 19.  Voter Service and Polling Centers and drop locations can be found here.

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Ballot Measures & Democratic
Party Positions

Amends the Colorado Constitution to state that “only a citizen” of the U.S. can vote in federal, state, and local elections, instead of the existing language that says “every citizen” of the U.S. can vote.

Colorado Democratic Party position: Vote NO

RATIONALE: This measure removes the word “EVERY” citizen has the right to vote and replaces it with ONLY a citizen has a right to vote. This is deceptive and dangerous. While it is true that only US citizens may vote now, this removes the constitutional language guaranteeing the right to every citizen and by inserting “only” in the the law, it opens the door to allowing significant hurdles to voting for everyone (e.g. ID laws, background checks, duplicate name errors on every voter in order to prove their citizenship.) In practice this will disproportionately profile voters of color

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Allows voters in Central City, Black Hawk, and Cripple Creek to vote to expand allowed gaming types and bet limits.

There is no party position on this amendment.

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Joins Colorado into the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact, awarding Colorado’s electoral votes to the winner of the national popular vote.

Colorado Democratic Party position: Vote YES

RATIONALE: As Democrats we believe in one person, one vote and that every vote should count. In our lifetimes, the candidate who won the popular vote did not win the electoral college twice (Gore v. Bush & Clinton v. Trump).

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Reintroduces gray wolves on public lands.

There is no party position on this Proposition.

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Prohibits abortion after 22 weeks gestational age.

Colorado Democratic Party position: Vote NO

RATIONALE: We are a pro-choice party. The facts that would lend someone to make this decision at the later stage are truly difficult. Women should have the ability to decide what to do with their own lives and bodies. Medical decisions need to remain private matters between the patient and their medical provider.

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Decreases the state income tax rate from 4.63% to 4.55%.

Colorado Democratic Party position:  Vote NO

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Requires voter approval of new enterprises that are exempt from TABOR if their revenue is greater than $50 million within its first five years.

Colorado Democratic Party position: Vote NO

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Establishes a program for paid medical and family leave.

Colorado Democratic Party position:  Vote YES

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Repeals the Gallagher Amendment of 1982, which limited the residential and non-residential property tax assessment rates so that residential property taxes amounted to 45% of the total share of state property taxes and non-residential property taxes amounted to 55% of the total share of state property taxes.

Colorado Democratic Party position:  Vote YES

RATIONALE: If we do not pass Am. B this year, the residential assessment rate will automatically drop from 7.15% to 5.82% costing hundreds of millions of dollars ($490 million) in state revenue during an economic recession caused by COVID forcing additional and drastic cuts to everything we care about. Budgeting in the Constitution is an overall bad and inflexible idea. Removing this would help. The current residential assessment rate of 7.15% would stay in place unless changed by the legislature.

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Requires charitable organizations to have existed for three years before obtaining a charitable gaming license instead of five years; allows charitable organizations to hire managers and operators of gaming activities so long as they are not paid more than the minimum wage.

There is no party position on this amendment.

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Increases taxes on tobacco, creates a new tax on nicotine products such as e-cigarettes; dedicates funds to education and health programs.

Colorado Democratic Party Positions: Vote YES

Rationale: The State of Colorado could use the funds and vaping is very dangerous to individual and public health. These products are targeted at young people

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Judicial Retention

These are the Judges that you will be voting to retain or not to retain.  The Jefferson County Democratic Party neither endorses nor opposes these Judges.

All are evaluated as “Meets Performance Standards” and therefore recommended to retain by the Colorado Office of Judicial Performance Evaluation.

  • Jefferson County Court
  • Took the bench in 2008
  • Member of the Colorado Supreme Court Committee on Criminal Jury Instructions
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  • Jefferson County Court
  • Took the bench in 2008
  • Member of the Criminal Justice Coordinating Committee and the Interstate Commission for Adult Offender Supervision
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  • Jefferson County Court
  • Took the bench in 2008
  • Member of the Statewide Behavioral Transformation Counsel and Task Force Concerning the Treatment of Persons with Mental Illness in the Criminal and Juvenile Justice Systems
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