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Wayne W. Williams

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Secretary of State
Wayne W. Williams

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Results for Proposed Initiative #50

Ballot Title Setting Board
2017-2018

The title as designated and fixed by the Board is as follows:

A change to the Colorado Revised Statutes concerning federal congressional redistricting, and, in connection therewith, establishing a congressional redistricting commission to perform the responsibility of the state legislature to redraw congressional boundaries following each federal census; specifying the qualifications and methods of appointment of members of the commission; providing for the appointment of 12 commissioners, 4 of whom are registered with the state’s largest political party, 4 of whom are registered with the state’s second largest political party, and 4 of whom are not registered with either of the state’s two largest political parties; establishing factors for the commission to use in drawing districts; requiring the commission to consider political competitiveness after all other factors; prohibiting drawing plans to purposefully advantage or disadvantage any political party or person; developing procedures to be followed by the commission, including requiring that the commission’s work be done in public meetings and requiring nonpartisan staff of the commission to prepare and present plans; requiring the agreement of at least 8 of 12 commissioners to approve any action of the commission; and specifying procedures for the finalization and approval of a plan.

The ballot title and submission clause as designated and fixed by the Board is as follows:

Shall there be A change to the Colorado Revised Statutes concerning federal congressional redistricting, and, in connection therewith, establishing a congressional redistricting commission to perform the responsibility of the state legislature to redraw congressional boundaries following each federal census; specifying the qualifications and methods of appointment of members of the commission; providing for the appointment of 12 commissioners, 4 of whom are registered with the state’s largest political party, 4 of whom are registered with the state’s second largest political party, and 4 of whom are not registered with either of the state’s two largest political parties; establishing factors for the commission to use in drawing districts; requiring the commission to consider political competitiveness after all other factors; prohibiting drawing plans to purposefully advantage or disadvantage any political party or person; developing procedures to be followed by the commission, including requiring that the commission’s work be done in public meetings and requiring nonpartisan staff of the commission to prepare and present plans; requiring the agreement of at least 8 of 12 commissioners to approve any action of the commission; and specifying procedures for the finalization and approval of a plan?

Hearing October 4, 2017

Single subject approved; staff draft amended; titles set.
Hearing adjourned 2:27 PM.

Rehearing October 18, 2017

Motion for Rehearing denied except to the extent that the Board made changes to the titles.
Hearing adjourned 3:00 PM.

* Unofficially captioned “Congressional Redistricting” by legislative staff for tracking purposes. This caption is not part of the titles set by the Board.