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Election 2020

The General Election is Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. Use this page to learn about the candidates, the ballot issues and how and where to vote. Scroll to the bottom of this page to view information on how and where to vote.

On election day, this page will also feature live results.

The candidates

Local candidates

Routt County Board of Commissioners – District 2
Tim Redmond (D)
Doug Monger (unaffiliated)

Routt County Board of Commissioners – District 1 (uncontested)
• Tim Corrigan (D)

Town of Hayden Mayor (uncontested)
(Only for voters within the town of Hayden)
• Zach Wuestewald

Town of Hayden Council Member
(Only for voters within the town of Hayden – Vote for three)
Emily Waldron
Shannon Fatjo
Bob Reese
Ryan Banks
Ed Corriveau
Stacey Schad
Janet Hollifield

State candidates

State Board of Education Member – District 3
Mayling Simpson (D)
Joyce Rankin (R)

State Senator – District 8
Karl Hanlon (D)
Bob Rankin (R)

State Representative – District 26 (uncontested)
• Dylan Roberts (D)

District Attorney – 14th Judicial District (uncontested)
• Matt Karzen (unaffiliated)

Colorado Supreme Court
• Should the court retain Justice Melissa Hart
• Should the court retain Justice Carlos A. Samour Jr.

Colorado Court of Appeals
• Should the court retain Judge Ted C. Tow III
• Should the court retain Judge Craig R. Welling

Federal candidates

President of the United States
• Donald Trump/Mike Pence (R)
• Joseph Biden/Kamala Harris (D)
• Bill Hammons/Eric Bodenstab, Unity Party of Colorado
• Howie Hawkins/Angela Nicole Walker, Green Party
• Blake Huber/Frank Atwood, Approval Voting Party
• Jo Jorgensen/Jeremy “Spike” Cohen, Libertarian Party
• Brian Carroll/Amar Patel, American Solidarity Party
• Phil Collins/Billy Joe Parker, Prohibition Party
• Roque “Rocky” De La Fuente/Darcy G. Richardson, Alliance Party
• Dario Hunter/Dawn Neptune Adams, Progressive Party
• Alyson Kennedy/Malcolm Jarrett, Socialist Workers Party
• Joseph Kishore/Norissa Santa Cruz, Socialist Equality Party
• Kyle Kenley Kopitke/Nathan Re Vo Sorenson, American Independent Party
• Gloria La Riva/Sunil Freeman, Party for Socialism and Liberation
• Mark Charles/Sedinam Moyowasifza Curry, unaffiliated
• Princess Khadijah Maryam Jacob-Fambro/Khadijah Maryam Jacob Sr., unaffiliated
• Joe McHugh/Liz Storm, unaffiliated
• Brock Pierce/Karla Ballard, unaffiliated
• Jordan “Cancer” Scott/Jennifer Tepool, unaffiliated
• Kanye West/Michelle Tidball, unaffiliated

United States Senator
John Hickenlooper (D)
Cory Gardner (R)
• Raymon Anthony Doane (L)
• Daniel Doyle (Approval Voting)
• Stephan “Seku” Evans (U)

United States Representative – District 3
Diane Mitsch Bush (D)
Lauren Boebert (R)
• John Ryan Keil (L)
• Critter Milton (U)

2020 Election Live Forums – Day 1 2020 ELECTION LIVE FORUM — Join the Steamboat Pilot & Today for two live election forums. The first, on Wednesday, will feature candidates for District 8 Colorado Senate, Sen. Bob Rankin and Kari Hanlon, and District 2 Routt County Board of Commissioners candidates Doug Monger and Tim Redmond; and District 3 State Board of Education member, Joyce Rankin and Mayling Simpson. The second, on Thursday, will feature the Gray Wolf Reintroduction Initiative (Proposition 114), National Popular Vote Interstate Compact Referendum (Proposition 113) and the Gallagher Amendment Repeal and Property Tax Assessment Rates Measure (Amendment B). Posted by Steamboat Pilot & Today on Wednesday, October 7, 2020

The issues

Amendment B: Gallagher Amendment Repeal and Property Tax Assessment Rates Measure
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
PRO | CON | OUR VIEW

Amendment C: Charitable Bingo and Raffles Amendment
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

Amendment 76: Citizen Requirement for Voting Initiative
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
PRO | CON

Amendment 77: Allow Voters in Central City, Black Hawk and Cripple Creek to Expand Game Types and Single Bets Initiative
Allows voters in Central City, Black Hawk and Cripple Creek to vote to expand allowed gaming types and bet limits

Ballot Issue 5A: South Routt School District
(Only for voters within the South Routt School District)
Allows the South Routt School District to extend a property tax mill levy, previously approved by voters and that is set to expire, to provide funds for the district.

Ballot Issue 7A: Colorado River Water Conservation District
(Only for voters within the Colorado River Water Conservation District)
Permits taxes in the Colorado River Water Conservation District to be increased by up to $4,969,041 in 2021 from a property tax levy of 0.248 mills to protect and safeguard Western Colorado water.

Proposition EE: Colorado Tobacco and E-Cigarette Tax Increase for Health and Education Programs Measure Tobacco and Taxes
Increases taxes on tobacco, creates a new tax on nicotine products such as e-cigarettes; dedicates funds to education and health program.

Proposition 113: National Popular Vote Interstate Compact Referendum
Joins Colorado into the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact, awarding Colorado’s electoral votes to the winner of the national popular vote
PRO | CON | OUR VIEW

Proposition 114: Gray Wolf Reintroduction Initiative
Reintroduces gray wolves on public lands in Colorado
PRO | CON | OUR VIEW

Proposition 115: 22-Week Abortion Ban Initiative
Prohibits abortion after 22 weeks gestational age
PRO | CON

Proposition 116: Decrease Income Tax Rate from 4.63% to 4.55% Initiative
Decreases the state income tax rate from 4.63% to 4.55%
PRO | CON

Proposition 117: Require Voter Approval of Certain New Enterprises Exempt from TABOR Initiative
Requires voter approval of new enterprises that are exempt from TABOR if their revenue is greater than $50 million within its first five years

Proposition 118: Paid Medical and Family Leave Initiative
Establishes a program for paid medical and family leave

2020 Election Live Forum – Day 2 Join the Steamboat Pilot & Today for the second live election forum, on Thursday October 8, featuring the Gray Wolf Reintroduction Initiative (Proposition 114), National Popular Vote Interstate Compact Referendum (Proposition 113) and the Gallagher Amendment Repeal and Property Tax Assessment Rates Measure (Amendment B). Posted by Steamboat Pilot & Today on Thursday, October 8, 2020

How and where to vote

Register to vote or check your registration at govotecolorado.com or in person at the Routt County Clerk & Recorder’s Office.

Ballots will be mailed Oct. 9, 2020. If you do not receive your ballot by Oct. 23, contact the Routt County Clerk & Recorder’s office at 970-870-5558.

Ballots may be cast by mail, at drop-off locations or in person at a Voter Service & Polling Center location (see below for locations).

You can track your ballot at coloradoballottrax.com.

All eligible, registered voters will receive a ballot in the mail. Ballots must be received by 7 p.m. Election Day. Postmarks do not count.

Drop-off locations

• 24-hour drop-off box, located in the alley behind the Routt County Courthouse
• Clark Store, 54175 Routt County Road 129 in Clark*
• Oak Creek Town Hall, 129 Nancy Crawford Blvd. in Oak Creek*
• Hayden Town Hall, 178 W. Jefferson Ave. in Hayden*
• Yampa Town Hall, 101 Main St. in Yampa*
*Ballots dropped at these locations must be done so during regular business hours. Hayden and Oak Creek Town Hall closes at noon on Fridays. All drop-off sites will be picked up at 5 p.m. on Election Day.

Polling places

The Voter Service and Polling Centers for the Nov. 3 election will be at the following locations:

Routt County Annex, 136 Sixth Street, Steamboat Springs 
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Oct. 19 to Oct. 30
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 24 and Oct. 31

Steamboat Christian Center, 821 Dougherty Road, Steamboat Springs
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Nov. 2
7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 3

Hayden Town Hall, 178 W. Jefferson Ave., Hayden
7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 3

Oak Creek Town Hall, 129 Nancy Crawford Blvd., Oak Creek
7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 3

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