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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. 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)

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)

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)

United States Representative – District 3
• Diane Mitsch Bush (D)
• Lauren Boebert (R)

The issues

• 22-Week Abortion Ban Initiative
Prohibits abortion after 22 weeks gestational age

• 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

• Gray Wolf Reintroduction Initiative
Reintroduces gray wolves on public lands

• 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

• Decrease Income Tax Rate from 4.63% to 4.55% Initiative
Decreases the state income tax rate from 4.63% to 4.55%

• 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

• Paid Medical and Family Leave Initiative
Establishes a program for paid medical and family leave

• 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

• 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

• 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

• 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.

General information

Register to vote or check your registration at sos.state.co.us 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).

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.

Voter service and polling centers

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

Routt County Annex, 136 6th 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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