CUI’s full voter guide: Election 2016

It is officially Election Day. Before the polls close, here is a breakdown of the candidates and issues voters in Boulder will vote on.

On the issues: Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton’s positions; Colorado Senate and Congress races

Here is our cheat sheet on the positions Clinton and Trump have taken on the issues facing the nation. 

Colorado voters also get to elect a new senator. Incumbent Democrat Michael Bennet faces Republican Darryl Glenn. Here is where they stand on the issues.

Voters in Boulder, part of Colorado’s 2nd Congressional District, will also be electing a new representative. Democratic Rep. Jared Polis is being challenged by Republican Nicholas Morse and Libertarian Richard Lonstreth; here is a breakdown of the candidates’ positions.

The election for new members of the University of Colorado Board of Regents is also taking place this year. The candidates for CU Regent-At-Large are Alice Madden and Heidi Ganahl; a look into their outlook for CU can be found here

Down-ballot: Colorado amendments and propositions

Two propositions on the Colorado ballot aim to change the state’s electoral processes. Proposition 107 would create a primary election process in the state, rather than the caucus system that exists today. Proposition 108 would allow unaffiliated voters to participate in this process.  

There are also two issues related to health care. Amendment 69 would implement a universal health care system, and Proposition 106 would legalize physician assisted suicide.

Amendment 71 would make it more difficult for citizens to amend the state constitution. 

Amendment 72 would increase the tax on cigarettes from $0.84 to $1.75.

Amendment T would end involuntary servitude in prisons, which is currently an exemption to the Colorado Constitution’s ban on slavery. 

Amendment 70 would increase the state minimum wage. 

Boulder’s ballot: Boulder amendments and propositions

Boulder voters get to weigh in on another tax initiative. City issue 2H would place a 2-cent per fluid ounce tax on sweetened beverages distributed in Boulder. You can read more about it here.

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Emily McPeak

Emily McPeak is an undergraduate student who writes about society and politics. She is studying journalism and political science.

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