Colorado voters will have extra help making up their minds about a ballot initiative to label genetically modified foods.
A new effort, the Colorado Citizens Initiative Review, will produce a voter guide on Proposition 105, a ballot measure that proposes labeling foods containing genetically modified ingredients. The review is a pilot project aimed at helping voters better understand complicated ballot measures.
A federal appeals court in Denver is scheduled to hear arguments Aug. 25 in a dispute over whether Kansas and Arizona can require voters using a federal registration form to show proof of citizenship.
It's the first of several significant cases this fall that could determine who gets to vote, and how, in at least six states. The outcomes could also answer a much broader question: Who gets to decide?
Colorado voters will decide in November whether foods containing genetically modified ingredients should be labeled in the state, after an initiative officially garnered enough signatures to go on the ballot.
The ballot initiative comes on the heels of unsuccessful labeling initiatives in Washington and California, and a successful GMO labeling bill that was passed in Vermont.