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Wayne W. Williams

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Media contact
Julia Sunny
Julia.Sunny@sos.state.co.us
(303) 860-6903

State of Colorado
Department of State

1700 Broadway
Suite 250
Denver, CO 80290

Wayne W. Williams
Secretary of State

Suzanne Staiert
Deputy Secretary of State

Colorado state seal

News Release

State of Colorado
Department of State

1700 Broadway
Suite 250
Denver, CO 80290

Wayne W. Williams
Secretary of State

Suzanne Staiert
Deputy Secretary of State

Media contact
Julia Sunny
Julia.Sunny@sos.state.co.us
(303) 860-6903

Two more measures make the Nov. 6 ballot

DENVER, Aug. 28, 2018 -- Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams announced today that two more measures -- one that would restrict the charges on short-term loans and a "takings" measure -- made the ballot.

Backers of Initiative 108 submitted 209,111 signatures on Aug. 3 for the measure. It amends the state constitution to require that property owners be compensated for any reduction in property value caused by state laws or regulations.

Colorado law requires that ballot-measure backers turn in 98,492 valid voter signatures -- 5 percent of the total of votes cast for all candidates in the last Secretary of State general election, which was in 2014. The voter-approved Amendment 71 in 2016 changed the requirements for proposed constitutional amendments. They must pass with a 55-percent majority rather than a simple majority in November, and supporters are required to collect 2 percent of their signatures in each of the state's 35 Senate district.

An attachment shows the breakdown in each Senate district for Initiative 108.

Petition verification summary for No. 108:

Signatures received 209,111
Invalid signatures 72,082
Valid signatures 137,029

The second measure that made the ballot would restrict the charges on payday loans to a yearly rate of 36 percent and would eliminate all other finance charges and fees associated with payday lending.

Backers of Initiative 126 submitted their signatures on Aug. 6. A 5-percent random sample of the submitted signatures projected the number of valid signatures to be greater than 110 percent of the total number of signatures required for placement on the ballot.

Petition verification summary for No. 126:

Total number of qualified signatures submitted 189,297
5% of qualified signatures submitted (random sample) 9,465
Total number of entries accepted (valid) from the random sample 5,650
Total number of entries rejected (invalid) from the random sample 3,815
Number of projected valid signatures from the random sample 112,998
Total number of signatures required for placement on the ballot 98,492
Projected percentage of required valid signatures 114.73%

Two other initiatives are still under review. They are:

The results of the review must be announced by Sept. 5.

Two other initiatives have made the Nov. 6 ballot. Two involve transportation project funding: one would authorize bonds and one would increase sales tax. The other is a proposed constitutional amendment that boosts taxes to raise money for education.

To examine the measures, go to the Initiative Filings, Agendas & Results link on the Secretary of State web page and the first set of measures marked "signature line review." When you click on each measure, there will be a link marked "hearing result." Click on that link and the ballot titles will say whether it is a proposed change to the Colorado Constitution or state statute.

Also on the ballot are six measures referred by the Colorado General Assembly:

108 Statement of Sufficiency (PDF)

108 State Senate District Counts (PDF)

108 State Senate report (XLSX)

126 Statement of Sufficiency (PDF)

126 Calculation of Sufficiency (PDF)

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Secretary of State Wayne W. Williams