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Proposed Initiative #306 (“State Income Tax Rate Reduction”) Qualifies For 2020 General Election Ballot

Press Release (Colorado Secretary of State)

The Elections Division of the Colorado Secretary of State’s office announced today that Proposed Initiative 306 (“State Income Tax Rate Reduction”) obtained the sufficient number of signatures and has qualified for the 2020 General Election ballot.  

The “State Income Tax Rate Reduction” Initiative submitted 198,538 petition signatures, needing 124,632 valid signatures to qualify for inclusion on the 2020 ballot.  After reviewing a five-percent random sample of the submitted signatures, the Elections Division of the Secretary of State’s office projected the number of valid signatures to be 140,058, greater than 110 percent of the total number of signatures required for placement on the ballot.   These requirements are outlined by Article V, Section 1 (3) of the Colorado constitution and 1-40-116 of the Colorado Revised Statutes.  .

Random Sample Verification Summary:
Total number of signatures submitted     198,538
5% of qualified signatures submitted (random sample)     9,927
Total number of entries accepted (valid) from the random sample     7,003
Total number of entries rejected (invalid) from the random sample     2,924
Number of projected valid signatures from the random sample     140,058
Total number of signatures required for placement on the ballot     124,632
Projected percentage of required valid signatures     112.38%

The full Statement of Sufficiency is available here.  A calculation of sufficiency signatures from the random sample is available here. The text of the “State Income Tax Rate Reduction” Initiative is available here.             

A copy of the petition is on file with the Secretary of State’s office.

The initiatives approved for the 2020 ballot at this time are Senate Bill 19-042 National Popular Vote Referendum, Proposed Initiative 76 (“Citizen Qualification of Electors”), Proposed Initiative 107 (“Restoration of Gray Wolves”), and Proposed Initiative 120 (“Prohibition on Late-Term Abortion”).

You can see the full text of initiative #306 here:
https://www.sos.state.co.us/pubs/elections/Initiatives/titleBoard/filings/2019-2020/306Final.pdf