General election ballots mailed to registered Colorado voters Monday

Colorado ballots sent out Monday
Posted at 8:57 AM, Oct 17, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-17 11:15:03-04

ARAPAHOE COUNTY – Ballots were mailed to voters across Colorado on Monday. The United States Postal Service said voters should receive ballots within the week.

If you do not receive your ballot by October 24, you should contact your county’s election officials.

Denver7 was in Arapahoe County as ballots went out to its 350,000 registered voters. Election officials want voters to make sure their registration information and current addresses are correct.

During the 2015 Coordinated Election, nearly 22,000 ballots were returned to the county because of incorrect mailing addresses.

Ballot measures

Voters will weigh in on nine ballot measures. The measures target issues including minimum wage, tobacco and assisted suicide.

There is also a spotlight on healthcare. Amendment 69 was designed to create the first universal healthcare system in the country. Those who oppose the plan said it is too costly. It is expected to cost roughly $25 Billion per year. However, supporters argue that amount is less than what Colorado residents pay private insurers.

Props 107 and 108 would allow unaffiliated voters to participate in major party primaries.

Proposition 106 is focused on Right to Die laws and could make assisted suicide legal under some circumstances.

See the list of amendments, propositions and other ballots issues on the Secretary of State's website. Coloradans can also register to vote on the Secretary of State's website.


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