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Annie Orloff
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Steve Hurlbert
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State of Colorado
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1700 Broadway
Suite 550
Denver, CO 80290

Jena Griswold
Secretary of State

Chris Beall
Deputy Secretary of State

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News Release

State of Colorado
Department of State

1700 Broadway
Suite 550
Denver, CO 80290

Jena Griswold
Secretary of State

Chris Beall
Deputy Secretary of State

Media contact
303-860-6903
Annie Orloff - annie.orloff@sos.state.co.us
Steve Hurlbert - steve.hurlbert@sos.state.co.us

Proposed Initiative #27 “Property Tax Assessment Rate Reduction” Qualifies For 2021 Coordinated Election Ballot

Denver, August 26, 2021 - The Elections Division of the Colorado Secretary of State’s office announced today that Proposed Initiative 27 “Property Tax Assessment Rate Reduction” obtained the sufficient number of signatures and has qualified for inclusion on the 2021 coordinated election ballot.

The “Property Tax Assessment Rate Reduction” Initiative submitted 192,562 petition signatures, needing 124,632 valid signatures to qualify for inclusion on the 2021 ballot.  After reviewing a 5% random sample of the submitted signatures, the Elections Division of the Secretary of State’s office projected the number of valid signatures to be 138,567, greater than 110% of the total number of signatures required for placement on the ballot.   These requirements are outlined by Article V, Section 1 (3) of the Colorado constitution. 

Random Sample Verification Summary:

Total number of qualified signatures lines submitted 192,562
5% of qualified signatures submitted (random sample) 9,629
Total number of entries accepted (valid) from the random sample 6,929
Total number of entries rejected (invalid) from the random sample 2,700
Number of projected valid signatures from the random sample 138,567
Total number of valid signatures required for placement on ballot 124,632
Projected percentage of required valid signatures 111.18%

The full Statement of Sufficiency is available here.  A calculation of sufficiency signatures from the random sample is available here. The text of the “Property Tax Assessment Rate Reduction” Initiative is available here.

A copy of the petition is on file with the Secretary of State’s office.