Ballot Questions and Results
Ballot questions that pass will be identified with ✅, those that do not pass will be identified with an ❌. Vote percentages were last updated at 10:05 pm on Nov. 2nd, 2021.
Town of Castle Rock
❌ Referred Measure 2A – New Housing Construction Tax for Police and Fire
2A failed with 51.32% voting against.
✅ Referred Measure 2B – Parks and Recreation Sales Tax on Lodging
2B passed with 53.01% voting in favor.
❌ Referred Measure 2C – Open Space Sales and Use Tax
2A failed with 62.13% voting against.
✅ Referred Measure 2D – Use of All Excess Revenues Solely for Police, Fire & Roads
2D passed with 52.49% voting in favor.
DOUGLAS COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT RE 1 SCHOOL BOARD DIRECTOR - DISTRICT B
✅Mike Peterson - 53,243 - 55.94%
Juli Watkins - 41,931 - 44.06%
DOUGLAS COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT RE 1 SCHOOL BOARD DIRECTOR - DISTRICT D
Ruby Martinez - 39,801 - 41.87%
Justin V. Mathew - 4,007 - 4.22%
✅Becky Myers - 51,242 - 53.91%
DOUGLAS COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT RE 1 SCHOOL BOARD DIRECTOR - DISTRICT E
Kevin Leung - 43,640 - 45.86%
✅Christy Williams - 51,513 - 54.14%
DOUGLAS COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT RE 1 SCHOOL BOARD DIRECTOR - DISTRICT G
Krista Holtzmann - 43,118 - 45.36%
✅Kaylee Winegar - 51,929 - 54.64%
❌ Amendment 78 (Constitutional) – Legislative Authority for Spending State Money
Makes custodial funds held by the executive branch subject to appropriation by the General Assembly and creates a Custodial Fund in the Treasury. Custodial funds include federal funds, settlement funds, gifts, grants, and donations. Amendment 78 requires 55% of the vote to pass. Amendment 78 failed with 56.22% of voters voting against.
❌ Proposition 119 (Statutory) – Learning Enrichment and Academic Progress Program
Creates a learning enrichment and academic progress program tasked with distributing financial aid to students for out of school learning opportunities for children and youth such as supplemental instruction, tutoring, support for children with special needs, music, dance, etc. Prop. 119 requires a simple majority to pass. Prop. 119 failed with 54.41% of voters voting against.
❌ Proposition 120 (Statutory) – Property Tax Assessment Rate Reduction
Reduces the residential property tax assessment rate from 7.15% to 6.5% and the non-residential property tax assessment rate from 29% to 26.4% and also authorizes the state to retain and spend $25 million for the homestead exemption. Prop. 120 requires a simple majority to pass. Prop. 120 failed with 56.68% of voters voting against.
Denver’s Municipal Ballot Information Booklet
Denver Bond Package
✅ Referred Question 2A – Denver Facilities Systems Bonds
2A passed with 62.87% voting in favor.
✅ Referred Question 2B – Denver Housing and Shelter System Bonds
2A passed with 60.55% voting in favor.
✅ Referred Question 2C – Denver Transportation and Mobility System Bonds
2A passed with 60.74% voting in favor.
✅ Referred Question 2D – Denver Parks and Recreation System Bonds
2A passed with 61.6% voting in favor.
❌ Referred Question 2E – National Western Campus Facilities System Bonds
2E failed with 58.87% voting against.
❌ Referred Question 2F – Safe and Sound Denver
2F failed with 68.05% voting against.
✅ Referred Question 2G – Fill Future Vacancies for Independent Monitor
2A passed with 67.39% voting in favor.
✅ Referred Question 2H – Election Day Change
2H passed with 74.66% voting in favor.
❌ Initiated Ordinance 300 – Pandemic Research Fund
300 failed with 59.52% voting against.
✅ Initiated Ordinance 301 – Parks and Open Spaces
301 passed with 63.08% voting in favor.
❌ Initiated Ordinance 302 – Conservation Easement
302 failed with 61.98% voting against.
❌ Initiated Ordinance 303 – Homelessness, Compassion and Safety (A court ruling just deemed the 72-hour time limit included in this ordinance as unlawful. Read more here.)
303 failed with 54.94% voting against.
❌ Initiated Ordinance 304 – Denver Sales Tax Cap
304 failed with 61.57% voting against.
The 2021 election saw a number of ballot initiatives at the state and local level. Members of the General Assembly and Congress were not on the ballot this fall.
In odd years, ballot initiatives are limited to issues under Article X, Section 20 of Colorado’s Constitution, also known as the Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights (TABOR). This section of the Constitution requires that tax increases be approved by the voters. The types of issues that can be on the ballot in odd year elections include a new tax, tax rate increase, extension of a tax, emergency taxes, increase in the assessment rate, bond issuance, or any other policy that results directly in a net revenue gain. In even years there are no restrictions on what types of ballot measures can be brought to voters.
Each year the Legislative Council of the Colorado General Assembly prepares the State Ballot Information Booklet or the “blue book,” the 2021 State Ballot Information Booklet can be found here.