On the Ballot

Elections are held every November, every other June, and every fourth March. Odd-numbered years, when there is only one election, that November contest is known as a Coordinated Election, and is reserved for local races, such as city council, school district, and fire protection district. The State of Colorado holds a Primary in June and a General Election in November in even-numbered years. In presidential election years, there is also a Presidential Primary in March.

2023 Coordinated Election

Information about this election's ballot is provided as a service to voters and is not an endorsement of any candidate or issue. Jeffco's Clerk and Recorder Office is not responsible for the content of any candidate or ballot issue website.

Although each voter will only receive a ballot with the candidate races and issue questions for the jurisdictions they live in, the sample ballot includes every possible candidate race and issue question for all jurisdictions participating in the current election.

  1. Statewide Ballot Measures
  2. Candidate Races
  3. Local Ballot Measures

The 2023 Blue Book provides information on the two statewide measures on the November 7, 2023, ballot — Proposition HH and Proposition II. Both measures are referred to the voters by the state legislature and require a simple majority vote to pass.

El Libro Azul 2023 proporciona información sobre las dos medidas estatales en la boleta electoral del 7 de noviembre de 2023 — la Propuesta HH y la Propuesta II. Ambas medidas son referidas a los votantes por la legislatura estatal y requieren un voto de mayoría simple para ser aprobadas.

Proposition HH: Reduce Property Taxes and Retain State Revenue

Shall the state reduce property taxes for homes and businesses, including expanding property tax relief for seniors, and backfill counties, water districts, fire districts, ambulance and hospital districts, and other local governments and fund school districts by using a portion of the state surplus up to the proposition HH cap as defined in this measure?

  • A “yes” vote on Proposition HH lowers property taxes owed, allows the state to keep additional money that would otherwise be refunded to taxpayers, temporarily changes how taxpayer TABOR refunds are distributed, and creates a new property tax limit for most local governments. Yes on HH campaign
  • A “no” vote on Proposition HH maintains current law for property taxes, TABOR refunds, and state and local government revenue limits. No on HH campaign

Proposition II: Retain Nicotine Tax Revenue in Excess of Blue Book Estimate

Without raising taxes, may the state retain and spend revenues from taxes on cigarettes, tobacco, and other nicotine products and maintain tax rates on cigarettes, tobacco, and other nicotine products and use these revenues to invest twenty-three million six hundred fifty thousand dollars to enhance the voluntary Colorado preschool program and make it widely available for free instead of reducing these tax rates and refunding revenues to cigarette wholesalers, tobacco product distributors, nicotine products distributors, and other taxpayers, for exceeding an estimate included in the ballot information booklet for proposition EE?

  • A “yes” vote on Proposition II allows the state to keep and spend $23.65 million in tax revenue that has already been collected from the sale of cigarettes, tobacco products, and nicotine products, including interest, and to maintain the current tax rates on cigarettes, tobacco products, and nicotine products. The tax revenue will be spent on preschool programs.
  • A “no” vote on Proposition II means that $23.65 million will be refunded to wholesalers and distributors of cigarettes, tobacco products, and nicotine products, and tax rates on cigarettes, tobacco products, and nicotine products will be reduced.