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Colorado 2020 Election Live Results: Statewide Ballot Measures

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We will be posting results for statewide ballot measures as they become available.

Last updated at 4:30 p.m. on 11/5/2020.

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Amendment B: Repealing the Gallagher Amendment and reassessing property tax rates

Amendment B passed with 58% voting for the measure as of 9 p.m. Tuesday. This means the Gallagher Amendment, which sets property tax assessment rates in the state, will be repealed. Current property tax rates would freeze at 7.15% for residential property and 29% for non-residential property.

In the future, the state legislature could provide rate decreases, but would still need voter approval for increases. Proponents of repealing Gallagher say the limits it puts on property tax end up squeezing rural budgets.

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Amendment C: Changing laws related to licensing and managing charitable gaming (bingo, raffles, pull-tab games, etc.) by any charitable organization in the state

As of 4:30 p.m. Thursday, the results for Amendment C are too close to call.

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Amendment 76: Changing language regarding citizenship, age and voting

Amendment 76 passed with 63% voting for the measure as of 11 a.m. Wednesday. This means the language in the state constitution will be changed to explicitly state that only U.S. citizens who are 18 and older can vote in elections. Colorado's constitution currently says that every citizen may vote. With this language change, Colorado residents who are 17 years old — but who would turn 18 by the election — will no longer be able to vote in primary elections.

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Amendment 77: Allowing voters in Central City, Black Hawk and Cripple Creek to vote on expanding gaming types and bet limits

Amendment 77 passed with 60% voting for the measure as of 9:14 p.m. on Tuesday. This means voters in Central City, Black Hawk and Cripple Creek can approve higher bet limits at casinos and expand what games are allowed in addition to slot machines, blackjack, poker, roulette and craps.

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Proposition EE: Increasing taxes on tobacco and e-cigarettes

Proposition EE passed with 69% voting for the measure as of 9 p.m. Tuesday. This creates a tax on nicotine products and incrementally increases cigarette and tobacco taxes. The money will go toward health and educational programs.

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Proposition 113: Joining the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact

Proposition 113 passed with 52% voting for the measure as of 3:20 p.m. on Wednesday. This means Colorado will join the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact in future elections, giving the state’s nine electoral votes to whichever presidential candidate wins the national popular vote — as long as states representing 270 electoral votes adopt the compact.

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Proposition 114: Introducing gray wolves back to the state

Proposition 114 narrowly passed with 50.35% voting for the measure as of 4:30 p.m. Thursday. This means the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission will create a plan to reintroduce and manage gray wolves on designated lands in the state by the end of 2023.

The question was opposed in most of the rural and mountain counties in the state, where ranchers are fearful for their livestock. But supporters in some Front Range counties were overwhelmingly in favor of it. Gray wolves were eradicated from Colorado in the 1940s with the help of bounties.

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Proposition 115: Creating an abortion ban after 22 weeks

Late-term abortion measure Proposition 115 did not pass, with 59% voting against the measure as of 8:20 p.m. on Tuesday. This means the state will not have a limitation on abortions after a fetus has reached the 22-week gestational age, maintaining current Colorado law.

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Proposition 116: Decreasing income tax rate

Proposition 116 has passed with 57% voting for the measure as of 9 p.m. Tuesday in a move that will decrease the state’s income tax rate from 4.63% to 4.55% for individuals, estates, trusts, foreign and domestic C corporations in Colorado.

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Proposition 117: Approving new enterprises exempt from TABOR

Proposition 117 is poised to pass with 52% of voters in favor of the measure as of 8 a.m. Thursday. This means voter approval will be required for any new state-owned enterprises funded by fees. This only applies if the revenue from the fees exceed $100 million within the first five years. An example of a current state enterprise that meets this definition is the Colorado Lottery.

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Proposition 118: Establishing paid medical and family leave

Proposition 118 passed with 57% of voters in favor of the measure as of 11:10 p.m. on Tuesday. This will create a new statewide leave program allowing all Colorado workers to take up to 12 weeks off for a number of medical reasons while still collecting most of their paycheck.

Updated: November 4, 2020 at 11:40 AM MST
A previous version of this story stated that Amendment C had not passed. As of this morning, the AP has not yet called the result for Amendment C as votes continue to be counted.