The Colorado voter’s guide to the 2021 election

October 7, 2021
Ballot Sorting Counting Denver Elections DivisionBallot Sorting Counting Denver Elections DivisionHart Van Denburg/CPR News
Voting booths at Denver Elections Division headquarters on Primary night, June 30, 2020.

2021 is an off-year election, which means no marquee political races and only a limited number of statewide ballot measures. But there are still several important issues Colorado voters are being asked to weigh in on together (ballots go out Oct. 8!), in addition to numerous local issues depending on where you live in the state.

Colorado’s constitution says that statewide ballot measures in odd years can only pertain to financial matters, like taxes and state spending.

We hope this guide will help you understand the complicated financial policies behind the three statewide measures. If you’re new to voting in Colorado, we also have some basic information to help you make sure your ballot gets where it needs to be to be counted in time.

And for Denver residents, check here for Denverite’s guide to your very long list of local measures.


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