In Colorado, today is the last day initiative proponents can hand over their signatures to the Secretary of State to certify measures on November’s statewide ballot. By the end of the day, we should have a fairly clear idea of how crowded the ballot will be — though we have to await the roughly two-week certification process.
Currently, the ballot contains:
- Amendment 46, the Colorado Civil Rights Initiative
- Amendment 47, the Right-to-Work Amendment
- Amendment 48, the Personhood Amendment
- Amendment 49, the Ethical Standards Initiative
Another measure to clean up the government contracting process turned in more than 120,000 signatures a few days ago, and figures to make the ballot, too – likely as Amendment 50.
Last week we learned that Big Labor was planning to turn in signatures for four economy-busting measures. Yet, as Jessica Corry explains, the conservative side still figures to have the advantage: “Even if all four of these initiatives make it on to the ballot-hardly a certainty at this point-conservatives will still maintain a 7-5 advantage when it comes to the initiatives voters see on this November’s ballot.”
Meanwhile, The Denver Post‘s scenario of a record-setting ballot length isn’t likely to happen. But tomorrow we should know much better.