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Secretary of State
Wayne W. Williams

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Secretary of State
Wayne W. Williams

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Results for Proposed Initiative #68

Ballot Title Setting Board
2017-2018

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

An amendment to the Colorado constitution concerning state legislative redistricting, and, in connection therewith, renaming the commission that redraws state legislative boundaries; changing 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 2 largest political parties; requiring the commission to consider political competitiveness, to the extent possible, after meeting other requirements for redistricting; prohibiting drawing redistricting plans to purposefully advantage or disadvantage any political party or person; specifying procedures that the commission must follow, including requiring the commission's work to be done in public meetings and requiring the commission's nonpartisan staff to prepare and present redistricting plans; and requiring the agreement of at least 8 of 12 commissioners to approve any action of the commission, and additionally requiring the affirmative vote of at least 2 commissioners not affiliated with either of the state’s 2 largest parties to approve or adopt a redistricting plan.

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

Shall there be an amendment to the Colorado constitution concerning state legislative redistricting, and, in connection therewith, renaming the commission that redraws state legislative boundaries; changing 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 2 largest political parties; requiring the commission to consider political competitiveness, to the extent possible, after meeting other requirements for redistricting; prohibiting drawing redistricting plans to purposefully advantage or disadvantage any political party or person; specifying procedures that the commission must follow, including requiring the commission's work to be done in public meetings and requiring the commission's nonpartisan staff to prepare and present redistricting plans; and requiring the agreement of at least 8 of 12 commissioners to approve any action of the commission, and additionally requiring the affirmative vote of at least 2 commissioners not affiliated with either of the state’s 2 largest parties to approve or adopt a redistricting plan?

Hearing November 15, 2017

Single subject approved; staff draft amended; titles set. The Board determined that this proposed initiative does more than repeal a constitutional provision and therefore a 55% vote is required for approval of the amendment.
Hearing adjourned 11:44 AM.

Rehearing December 6, 2017

Motion for Rehearing denied.
Hearing adjourned 12:15 PM.

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