Voter Registration Link

To register to vote, you can

  • scan the QR Code below,
  • go to GoVoteColorado
  • or stop at the County Elections Office in the rear lower level of the Courthouse.

Note that you can register to vote up to 7:00 pm on election day. However, if you register after October 26, you will not get a mail ballot. So, you must go in to the County Elections Office. to get a ballot.

 

2021 Election

There will be an election in Archuleta County on November 2. However, no candidates for office will be on the ballot. Instead, voters will be asked to pass judgement on one Constitutional Amendment and two ballot initiativfes. Mail ballots will be sent to all registered Colorado voters beginning Oct. 8, and can be returned through the mail or via ballot drop boxes. To ensure your ballot is counted, elections officials are advising voters not to return ballots through the mail later than Oct. 25.These three measures are:

Amendment 78:

If approved, Amendment 78 (“Legislative Authority for Spending State Money”) would require the Colorado General Assembly to appropriate “all state spending,” including money received from the federal government, such as COVID Relief Funds, or through legal settlements, through a formal budgetary process, repealing the ability for certain “custodial funds” to be spent directly by the state treasurer. Since the State Legislature only meets once a year in January, this would mean that funds could not be disbursed until the legislature meets and votes.

The measure is backed by conservative group Colorado Rising State Action.

Opponents of the measure, including Scott Wasserman, president of the liberal Bell Policy Center, have launched a last-minute legal challenge seeking to remove it from the ballot. They argue that it violates constitutional provisions that stipulate odd-year elections are reserved only for statewide ballot measures relating to the Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights, and that Amendment 78 doesn’t qualify.

As a constitutional measure, Amendment 78 needs at least 55% of the vote to pass.

Proposition 119:

Backed by education-reform groups, Proposition 119 (“Learning Enrichment and Academic Progress,” formerly known as Initiative 25) would fund a $150 million statewide effort to provide tutoring aid to Colorado students by raising the sales tax rate on recreational marijuana from 15% to 20%.

“This first-in-the-nation initiative to help close the opportunity gap, which has only grown during the pandemic, is uniting Coloradans regardless of their political leanings or where they live,” former Republican Gov. Bill Owens said in a statement on the Yes on Prop. 119 campaign last week. “That’s because they understand the futures of so many of our young people – who are our future employees, employers and community leaders – are on the line.”

An opposition campaign, No on Prop. 119, has received financial support from the nonprofit Taxpayers for Public Education. “Proposition 119 gives money to private education providers with no accountability or oversight,” reads No on Prop. 119’s website. “There is no criteria as to what is a legitimate learning program. Our tax dollars could go to anyone or anything claiming to be an educational service.”

Proposition 120:

Backed by conservative nonprofit Colorado Rising State Action, Proposition 120 (“Property Tax Assessment Rate Reduction,” formerly known as Initiative 27) initially aimed to slash property taxes on homes and businesses, resulting in a $1 billion revenue shortfall for state and local budgets. But a bill passed by the Colorado General Assembly in the final days of the 2021 legislative session dramatically limited Proposition 120’s impact, by amending state law so that the ballot measure’s changes would apply only to multifamily residential units and commercial lodging properties.

The Colorado Democratic Party has recommended voting NO on all three measures. However, there is some disagreement among Democrats regarding Prop 119. Voters should have received the official "Blue Book" on thse measures to help sort out the pros and cons.

 

ARCHULETA COUNTY REGISTRATIONS

as of 9/23/21

Registrations 9 23 21

Note that Unaffiliated voters now outnumber Republicans in Archuleta County. These are the voters we need to reach in 2022, along with Inactive Democrats

 

 

 

 

 

WHAT WE BELIEVE

  • We believe that if you work hard, you deserve the opportunity to earn a good life.
  • We believe that our economy should work for those who work hard, not just those at the top.
  • We believe that government should work for the people, not just the well-connected and special interests.
  • We believe in creating more opportunities to earn a good life and increase incomes that allow families to get ahead and save for the future.
  • We believe that every Coloradan should have access to affordable health care, and that no one should go broke because they get sick.
  • We believe all children in Colorado deserve a high quality education, regardless of family income or their zip code.
  • We believe in rewarding businesses that create jobs here in Colorado and do right by their workers — not special interests and irresponsible corporations.
  • We believe that everyone should be treated equally under the law, and everyone should have the freedom to make their own choices and live the life they want.
  • We believe that everyone is entitled to clean air and water, and safe, livable communities. We believe in protecting our public lands.
  • We believe in managing our growth to maintain the Colorado way of life. That means upgrading and modernizing our transportation, infrastructure, and our schools.
  • We believe that we all have a responsibility to ourselves, our families and our communities.
  • We believe that we have the power to change Colorado for the better.

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