Denver November 2007 Election
November 6, 2007 Coordinated and Regular Biennial School Election Sample Ballot

 







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  Thursday, November 8, 2007


From The Denver Post, "A lawyer who heads the Colorado Statewide Parent Coalition is leading the tightest race on Denver's ballot for a seat to represent northwestern Denver on the school board. Arturo Jimenez, 35, would be the newest member of the seven-member board if the trend continues that pushed him ahead of environmental engineer Tony Curcio for the District 5 seat. That seat is being vacated by Lucia Guzman because of term limits. The new board is to be sworn in Nov. 19. Jimenez trailed early Tuesday. By Wednesday morning, Jimenez had a lead of 190 votes."

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6:04:46 AM    


  Wednesday, November 7, 2007


Latest results [pdf] from yesterday's election.

Category: Denver November 2007 Election
6:52:40 PM    


Here's the link to the Unofficial Summary Report #6 of election results for yesterday's election from the Denver Clerk and Recorder's Election Division. These are the latest as of 6:45 a.m.

Denver voters have passed Initiative 100, according to The Denver Post. From the article:

More than half of Denver voters favored an initiative making marijuana the city's lowest law enforcement priority. With just a handful of ballots left to count, the measure had captured 55 percent of the vote. The result means the mayor must appoint a panel to monitor how marijuana cases are handled by the police and city prosecutors and issue a report. "It appears as if it is going to pass, and it shows there is a wealth of support around the city," said Mason Tvert, campaign director of Safer Alternative For Enjoyable Recreation, the group behind the initiative. Tvert says the measure was motivated by what he says are overzealous police who continue to cite adults for possessing under an ounce of marijuana despite a law that allows simple pot possession in Denver. Denver police and prosecutors say possessing marijuana still violates state and federal laws. A spokeswoman for Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper has said that enforcement of laws governing small amounts of marijuana is already a low priority. Similar initiatives passed in Seattle in 2003 and in Missoula, Mont. last year.

It looks like all of Mayor Hickenlooper's tax increases and ballot issues will pass, as expected by most observers. The website doesn't say when we'll have more results and a final tally.

Early coverage of the election from The Denver Post here and here.

School Board election coverage from The Denver Post. They write, "Two incumbents appeared to retain their Denver school board seats, and the race for the northwest Denver seat was too close to call late Tuesday night with only a 36-vote difference as votes continued to be tabulated. School board President Theresa Peña was on her way to retaining her at-large seat, leading challengers John McBride and Rita Montero with 45.5 percent of the vote. Incumbent Bruce Hoyt also led in the District 1 race that represents southeast Denver, ahead of challengers Larry Botnick and Frank Deserino with 65.4 percent of the vote. The tight race in northwest Denver's District 5 featured attorney Arturo Jimenez narrowly ahead of environmental engineer Tony Curcio by 36 votes - or 33.7 percent to 33.2 percent of the votes. Grocery store clerk Raymond J. Gutierrez had 22.2 percent of the votes in the District 5 race."

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5:53:16 AM    


  Tuesday, November 6, 2007


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Progress Now sends the following in email: For Denver voters, the following drop-off sites will be open Tuesday (11/6 -- Election Day) from 7AM to 7PM:

Elections Division Office Lobby, 303 W. Colfax Ave. (Colfax & Court Place)
Wellington Webb Municipal Office Building, 201 W. Colfax Ave.
Tattered Cover BookStore, 1628 16th St.
Tattered Cover Book Store, 2526 E. Colfax Ave.
Athmar Recreation Center, 2680 W. Mexico Ave.
Barnum Recreation Center, 360 Hooker St.
District 3 Police Station, 1625 S. University Blvd
Eisenhower Recreation Center, 4300 E. Dartmouth Ave.
Glenarm Recreation Center, 2800 Glenarm Pl.
Green Valley Ranch Recreation Center, 4890 Argonne Way
Harvey Park Recreation Center, 2120 S. Tennyson St.
Hiawatha Davis Recreation Center, 3334 Holly St.
Montbello Recreation Center, 15555 E. 53rd Ave.
Montclair Recreation Center, 729 Ulster Way
Scheitler Recreation Center, 5031 W. 46th Ave
Westerly Creek Elementary School, 8800 E. 28th Ave.

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5:37:22 AM    


  Monday, November 5, 2007


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Progress Now sends the following in email: For Denver voters, the following drop-off sites will be open this Monday (11/5) from 10AM to 7PM and Tuesday (11/6 -- Election Day) from 7AM to 7PM:

Elections Division Office Lobby, 303 W. Colfax Ave. (Colfax & Court Place)
Wellington Webb Municipal Office Building, 201 W. Colfax Ave.
Tattered Cover BookStore, 1628 16th St.
Tattered Cover Book Store, 2526 E. Colfax Ave.
Athmar Recreation Center, 2680 W. Mexico Ave.
Barnum Recreation Center, 360 Hooker St.
District 3 Police Station, 1625 S. University Blvd
Eisenhower Recreation Center, 4300 E. Dartmouth Ave.
Glenarm Recreation Center, 2800 Glenarm Pl.
Green Valley Ranch Recreation Center, 4890 Argonne Way
Harvey Park Recreation Center, 2120 S. Tennyson St.
Hiawatha Davis Recreation Center, 3334 Holly St.
Montbello Recreation Center, 15555 E. 53rd Ave.
Montclair Recreation Center, 729 Ulster Way
Scheitler Recreation Center, 5031 W. 46th Ave
Westerly Creek Elementary School, 8800 E. 28th Ave.

Category: Denver November 2007 Election
6:40:15 AM    


  Sunday, November 4, 2007


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Here's a look at Tuesday's ballot issues and tax increases from The Denver Post. From the article:

Denver voters on Tuesday will pass judgment on a $550 million bond package and tax increase that supporters say will make Denver a world-class city. "If you want to be a third- world country, fine, but I don't want to be a third-world country," said Bruce Benson, an oil industry executive and former state GOP chairman, who is co-chair of the bond campaign. "I want to be the best city in the country." Detractors argue the tax increase isn't needed and that money slated for cultural facilities in two of the bond questions should instead be paid for with increased admissions. If voters approve all nine questions, the owners of an average $255,000 home in Denver would see their taxes increase by about $62 annually. Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper continually has stressed that even if the entire package passes, Denver property taxes would remain the lowest in the region. The tax increase, Question 1A, would raise $27 million annually. Supporters say that would help the city keep pace with maintenance needs, instead of having catch-up bond issuances every 10 years of so. The mayor has said the bond questions will help the city repair city assets.

Here's the link to locations to drop off your ballot.

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6:57:27 AM    


  Wednesday, October 31, 2007


The ever helpful Westword cartoonist, Kenny Be, has some tips on renaming your bong if Initiative 100 passes.

Category: Denver November 2007 Election
6:15:19 PM    


From The Denver Post, "Denver voters are deciding on an initiative that says marijuana should be the city's 'lowest law-enforcement priority.' To find out how the law works, Denver can look to Seattle, where an 11- member panel began reviewing marijuana incidents in 2003 to see whether police and prosecutors were pursuing cases against adults who possessed small amounts of marijuana...

"Although the committee cannot agree on why the numbers of marijuana arrests and prosecutions are down in Seattle, city officials have sent a letter to Denver endorsing the law as safe, effective and inexpensive. The Seattle group also found no evidence of an increase in marijuana use among young people, crime or adverse effects on public health...

"In 2004, Seattle police officers were told during roll call that marijuana incidents would be their lowest priority. But Denver police Sgt. Ernie Martinez says he's not going to direct officers to stop arresting drug users. 'Our official response is to continue to enforce marijuana laws,' Martinez said. 'It's still illegal in the state statues and federal statutes.' That philosophy is the reason why marijuana proponents felt the need to draft an initiative in Denver."

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6:41:13 AM    


  Tuesday, October 30, 2007


Here's the list of ballot drop-off locations from The Denver Post.

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7:12:38 AM    



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