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(303) 860-6903

Rich Coolidge
richard.coolidge@sos.state.co.us

Andrew Cole
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State of Colorado
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1700 Broadway
Suite 250
Denver, CO 80290

Scott Gessler
Secretary of State

Suzanne Staiert
Deputy Secretary of State

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News Release

State of Colorado
Department of State

1700 Broadway
Suite 250
Denver, CO 80290

Scott Gessler
Secretary of State

Suzanne Staiert
Deputy Secretary of State

Media contact
(303) 860-6903
Rich Coolidge - richard.coolidge@sos.state.co.us
Andrew Cole - andrew.cole@sos.state.co.us

"Definition of Person and Child" ballot measure deemed sufficient

Measure will appear on 2014 ballot as Amendment 67

Denver, October 14, 2013 - Today Secretary of State Scott Gessler announced that the proposed ballot measure concerning the Definition of Person and Child was found to be sufficient and will be included on the November 2014 ballot. Proponents submitted petitions to the Secretary of State's office on September 30. The office initiated a review of a computer-generated, random sample of the signatures. The results are as follows:

Random Sample Summary:

  • Total number of qualified signatures submitted: 140,049
  • 5% of qualified signatures submitted (random sample): 7,003
  • Total number of entries accepted (valid) from random sample: 5,481
  • Total number of entries rejected (invalid) from random sample: 1,522
  • Number of projected valid signatures from random sample: 109,612
  • Total number of accepted entries necessary for placement on ballot: 86,105
  • Percentage of presumed valid signatures: 127.3%

This initiative will appear on the November 4, 2014 General Election ballot as Amendment 67 and will ask, "Shall there be an amendment to the Colorado constitution protecting pregnant women and unborn children by defining 'person' and 'child' in the Colorado criminal code and the Colorado wrongful death act to include unborn human beings?"

The Secretary of State's office has notified the proponents the petition was deemed sufficient.