GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — With multiple amendments and measures on the ballot, voters are looking at a very important election. Before you head to the polls, here is a final look at what you will find on your ballot.
District 51 School Board Candidates (District C):
- Austin Dewitt
- Trish Mahre
- Andrea Haitz
District 51 School Board Candidates (District D):
- Nick Allen
- Willie Jones
District 51 School Board Candidates (District E):
- David Combs
- Angela Lema
State Amendment 78:
- If passed, this initiative would transfer certain funds generated by non-tax dollars (known as “custodial funds”) from the state treasurer to the state legislature.
- If passed, this measure would increase state marijuana tax by 5% to partially fund out-of-school programs.
- If passed, this measure would reduce the residential property tax assessment rate and authorize the state to retain and spend $25 million in revenue above the state’s TABOR spending cap for five years.
Mesa County Ballot Issue 1A:
- If passed, 1A would increase marijuana taxed by 5% and money collected would go to fund mental health. substance abuse, and other related services.
Mesa County Ballot Issue 1B:
- If passed, 1B would allow Mesa County the right to provide telecommunication services, advanced services, and cable television services to residents, businesses, schools, libraries, and non-profit entities with public or private sector partners without increasing taxes. The propossal could close current gaps in internet service valley-wide that left thousands of students struggling during the pandemic. Mesa County is one of the last counties in Colorado without modern broadband services.
Mesa County Ballot Issue 1C:
- If passed, 1C would allow for marijuana cultivation, manufacturing, and testing facilities with unincorporated areas of Mesa County.
Plateau Valley School District 4A:
- If passed, ballot issue 4A would allow Plateau Valley School District’s debt and district taxes be increased to provide money required for the district to receive “best” grand funds. The money would finance the cost of replacing the district’s existing Pre-K through 12th grade school facility while keeping the 2006 addition.
Mesa County School District 4B:
- If passed, ballot issue 4B would allow Mesa County School District’s debt and district taxes be increased ($3 per $100,000 home valuation) for a limited time to replace Grand Junction High School with a state-of-the-art facility.
Mesa County Elections must receive ballots by 7 p.m. today, Nov. 2.
All Voter Service and Polling Center locations will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.:
- Dinosaur Journey Museum — 550 Jurassic Ct., Fruita
- Mesa County Central Services — 200 S. Spruce St., Grand Junction
- Palisade Community Center — 120 W. 8th St., Palisade
- CMU — 1455 N. 12th St., Room 213, Grand Junction
Ballot Drop Box Locations:
- Mesa County Central Services – 200 S Spruce Street, Grand Junction
- Fruita Civic Center – 325 East Aspen Avenue, Fruita
- Clifton DMV – 3225 I-70 Business Loop, Unit A2, Clifton
- GVT West Transfer Facility – 612 24 1/2 Road, Grand Junction
- Department of Human Services – 510 29 1/2 Road, Grand Junction
- Colorado Mesa University – 1100 North Avenue, Grand Junction
- Mesa County Fairgrounds – 2785 US Highway 50, Grand Junction
- Palisade Community Center – 120 West 8th Street, Palisade
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