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Ballot Guide 2021: What To Know Before You Vote

Do you feel like you don’t know enough about the issues in Colorado to vote? You’re not alone! 

At Developmental Pathways, we understand that every vote counts, so we want to share information about the current issues on the ballot to help you make an informed vote. Our goal is to educate in a way that empowers you to look at both sides of the issue and then make your choice. 

Colorado sends a Blue Book to voters available in EnglishSpanish, and an audio version each year. You may have already received this in the mail. It provides a detailed, unbiased overview of the statewide ballot measures available to vote on, but sometimes it can be a bit confusing. That’s why we – and many other groups – create simplified voter guides based on the Blue Book. 

This year’s guide includes three statewide ballot measures. All of these measures impact taxes or fiscal issues. Please note that this guide does not include local ballot issues, which may vary depending on the city, county, and special district where you live. 

vote like you mean it: a helpful resource to simplify the 2021 Colorado ballot measures

Additional Resources & Reminders

While we think our guide is a great tool, we want to make sure you know about the many resources available to help you understand the ballot. During the voting season, it’s key to get registered, educated, and vote on issues that affect you and your community. 

Click here to register to vote, manage your registration, and find answers to frequently asked questions.

You can review your sample ballot online.

Check out these other guides:

Developmental Pathways 2021 Voter Engagement Campaign

  • We have two self-advocate interns working on our campaign this year. Check out the videos and blogs they’ve been a part of here

If you have questions about what’s on the ballot, how to vote, or any other concerns about the voting process, we encourage you to follow us on social media. You can also learn more about elections in your county by visiting your county’s election website.

Voting may seem like a lot of work, but it’s a meaningful right, responsibility, and privilege. Voting is one important way that people with disabilities can participate and shape their communities.