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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 #69

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 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 2 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 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 be done in public meetings and requiring the commission's nonpartisan staff to prepare and present plans; 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 A change to the Colorado Revised Statutes concerning 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 2 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 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 be done in public meetings and requiring the commission's nonpartisan staff to prepare and present plans; 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.
Hearing adjourned 12:00 PM.

Rehearing December 6, 2017

Motion for Rehearing denied.
Hearing adjourned 12:17 PM.

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