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2020 Ballot Questions

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Referred Ballot Question 3A - Direct-Elect Mayor

Initiated Ballot Question 300 - Retail Marijuana

For detailed information about the election process, visit the county clerks' office in which you live:

Arapahoe County
arapahoevotes.com
Arapahoe County Election Results
303-795-4511
Jefferson County
jeffco.us/elections
Jefferson County Election Results
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Douglas County
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Douglas County Election Results
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Referred Ballot Question 3A
Directly-Elected Mayor

Littleton voters will decide if citizens should directly elect the mayor or stay with the current charter requirement that the mayor be elected by its peers on the city council.

If approved, the mayoral position would be elected directly by the registered voters during a general municipal election, starting in 2021. There would be no change to the powers or role of the mayor. A seated council member with additional remaining years on their term would be required to give up their seat to run for mayor. Any seated council member who runs for mayor must notify the city clerk by July 1 of that election year in order to inform candidates of the vacancy. Additionally, the direct-elect mayor position would have a four-year term, replacing the two-year runner-up at large seat. Littleton would remain a council/manager form of government.

Littleton is the 21st largest city in Colorado and of the top 25, only Littleton, Grand Junction and Englewood require council to elect the mayor from among its members. To learn more, read the Notice of Election.

Below is the language that will appear on the ballot:

CITY OF LITTLETON REFERRED BALLOT QUESTION NO. 3A
Shall there be an amendment to Littleton City Charter Sections 19, 22, and 24 requiring the Mayor and City Council positions to be elected by the voters for 4-year terms?

___ Yes
___ No

 

Initiated Ballot Question 300
Retail Marijuana

The city council voted August 18 to place a question on the ballot that, if approved, would allow existing medical marijuana center licensees in the City of Littleton to sell retail marijuana on and after January 1, 2021. A citizen initiative gathered enough signatures to qualify for the November ballot.

More than 7,200 signatures were submitted July 13 and the city clerk verified August 4 that there were more than enough valid signatures by registered electors. The city code currently allows four medical marijuana licenses. Voters approved an additional three-percent tax on retail marijuana sales in 2013. Additionally, the city would receive a portion of the state tax equivalent to 1.5 percent. This is a total sales tax equivalent of 7.5 percent to the city should retail marijuana be permitted. Based on several scenarios provided by the local cannabis industry, tax revenues could range from $935,000 to over $1,500,000, depending on several factors but the actual amount cannot be confirmed.

Below is the language that will appear on the ballot:

CITY OF LITTLETON INITIATED BALLOT QUESTION NO. 300
Shall existing medical marijuana center licensees in the City of Littleton be permitted to sell retail marijuana on and after January 1, 2021?

___ Yes
___ No