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Ballot Information Booklet (Blue Book)

The 2014 Blue Book is the most recent blue book published by the Legislative Council Staff.  


  The purpose of the ballot information booklet is to provide voters with the text, title, and a fair and impartial analysis of each initiated or referred constitutional amendment, law, or question on the ballot. The analysis must include a summary of the measure, the major arguments both for and against the measure, and a brief fiscal assessment of the measure. The analysis may also include any other information that will help voters understand the purpose and effect of a measure.

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Article V, Section 1 (7.5), Colorado Constitution, and Section 1-40-124.5, Colorado Revised Statutes, require the Legislative Council Staff to prepare the ballot information booklet prior to each election in which a statewide issue will appear on the ballot.



Initiatives Filed

2015-2016 Initiatives Filed - This link provides a breakdown of where a proposed initiative is in the process. The original language and the review and comment memo are available here. The text of a measure submitted to the Title Board is available from the Secretary of State's office.



About the Initiative Process



  • Blue Book  - This booklet provides information on the statewide measures  and on the judges that are on the ballot for retention in your area.



Historical Ballot Information

Ballot Issues -   English,  Español

Electronic access to earlier ballot information booklets is available from the University of Denver Westminster Law Library at: .


Ballot Issue History - A chronological listing of initiated and referred constitutional and statutory amendments since 1908.

Fiscal Impact Statement

Fiscal Impact Statments from  2001- Present 



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