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Jena Griswold

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Initiative Procedures & Guidelines

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Ballot title requirements

In accordance with Colorado law, ballot titles:

  • must be brief;
  • cannot conflict with another ballot title selected for any petition previously filed for the same election;
  • must be in the form of a question which may easily be answered “yes/for” or “no/against”; and
  • must unambiguously state the principle of the provision sought to be added, amended, or repealed.

Single-subject requirement

Every proposed constitutional amendment or statutory proposition must be limited to a single subject, which must be clearly expressed in its title. In other words, the text of the measure must concern only one subject and one distinct purpose.

For additional information relating to the single-subject requirement, see Article V, Section 1(5.5) of the Colorado Constitution and section 1-40-106.5, C.R.S.