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October 30, 2013

What’s on the November 5th Ballot?

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Yes, we are having an election this year! Although we are not electing a President, Congress, or Colorado state officials, we do get to weigh in on several important issues. And, it’s an entirely mail-in ballot election, so all you have to do is drop your ballot in the mail (don’t forget postage) or drop […]

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October 31, 2012

Democracy Works Best When We Participate

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The first time I voted, I was excited to get into that booth! I had ready my picks for President and Congress, but as I read down the ballot, I realized that I wasn’t as prepared as I could have been. Who were all these people running for state and county offices? What did I […]

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October 24, 2012

Colorado’s Election Ballot, Initiatives, Referendums

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In Colorado, we get to vote not only on candidates but also on policies. We are one of 24 states that has some kind of initiative and referendum process. It gives voters more of a say, but it does make voting a bit more complicated. What’s an Initiative? An initiative is a proposal that originates […]

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October 15, 2012

Tips To Become a Well-Informed Voter

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With election season in full swing, my political science classes at Front Range Community College are buzzing. Our discussions often circle back to the same questions: How can we be well-informed voters? And is there a way to sift through the noise and bluster of the campaign to get, as they used to say on […]

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