2011 General Election Information

Make your voice heard. Vote.

The upcoming 2011 Colorado Springs Coordinated Election is right around the corner. The election shall be held on November 1st, 2011. A comprehensive list of voter and registration information can be found here, and a sample ballot is available here.

As always, Citizens Project promises you’ll find all the information you need right here to get informed, get involved, and get active in the democratic process!

Voter Registration Information

date calendarThis year’s election will be conducted solely through mail-in ballot.  Please check out these helpful voter education resources to make sure you receive your ballot:

  • You can register, change your address, or change or withdraw your party affiliation before October 25, 2011 at GoVoteColorado.com. After that date, you must reactive your registration or make changes in person at one of the following locations M-F between 8am and 5pm or on election day between 7am and 7pm:
    Citizens Service Center, 1675 W. Garden of the Gods Rd.
    Centennial Hall, 200 S. Cascade Ave.
    Powers Office,  5650 Industrial Pl.
    Union Town Center, 8830 N Union Blvd.
  • Check out the El Paso County election website for important information, including dates, council district maps, and more. Or, call them at (719) 575-VOTE.
  • If you have any questions, need to report a problem, or are having difficulties with your registration, JustVoteColorado.org can help.  Visit their website for solutions to these and other voting-related problems.

A Criminal Record Doesn’t Necessarily Mean You Can’t Vote

Many people in Colorado believe that once you have a criminal record you can never vote. This is not true. The Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition provides more information: Can I Vote?

Muchas personas en Colorado creen que cuando tiene un antecedentes penales no puede votar nunca. Esto no es verdad. The Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition proporciona más información:  ¿Puedo votar?

Key Municipal Election dates:

  • October 3rd, 2011 – last day to register to vote in the general election.  You can register at GoVoteColorado.com.
  • October 17th, 2011 – First day mail-in ballots can be mailed.
  • November 1st, 2011 – Election day! Mail-in ballots are due at the El Paso County Clerk and Recorder’s office no later than 7:00pm.

Voter Guides

voting booth imageThe Citizens Project Voter Guide was published on October 20 and features school board races and local issues. If you know of a voter guide resource that should be included here, please let us know!

Public Forums

Citizens Project will sponsor one election education forum this year:

October 18, 2011
5-7pm
Stargazers Theater

All Citizens Project events are free and open to the public.

Get out the Vote with Citizens Project

Upcoming volunteer opportunities:

October 11, 5-7pm
Postcard Writing, Games, Food, Fun and Prizes
Volunteer to help get the vote out at this fun event! RSVP to Kristy if you’re available for part or all of the fun!

GOTV Phone Bank nights: October 13 & 20, 5-9pm.
Phonebanking, Food, Fun, and Prizes
Location is TBD. RSVP for a two-hour shift (or longer) and get details from Kristy.

Proposed Ballot Measures and Included Entities

Colorado Springs Measure 2B – Memorial Health System
This measure would remove City Council’s ability to impose a tax to offset financial losses at Memorial Health System. It does not change the health system’s ownership.

Colorado Proposition 103 (statutory) – Taxes & Public Education
Called the Colorado Tax Increase Initiative, this measure would raise the state sales tax (from 2.9 to 3 percent, beginning in 2012 through 2017) and income tax (from 4.63 to 5 percent, beginning in 2012 through 2016) and allocate the revenues derived from the increases to fund public education. Estimated cumulative income from these two measures is $3B and would reduce the impact of statewide budget cuts to public education.

Ballot measure resources:
Ballotpedia.org
voteyeson103.com
stopprop103.com
www.gazette.com/sections/infocenter/votersguide/
www.sos.state.co.us
2011 State Ballot Measure Information Booklet

News

Election 2011: 18 entities reserve space on Nov . 1 ballot

Read more: http://www.gazette.com/articles/ballot-121710-entities-nov.html#ixzz1UeR2QxGg (Via The Gazette)

Spanish ballots required in 16 CO counties

Read more: http://www.coloradoconnection.com/news/story.aspx?id=649026 (via FOX)