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Pueblo County November General Election Information

Posted: 2:32 PM, Oct 09, 2018
Updated: 2018-10-30 17:47:35-04

The general election is coming up fast on November 6, 2018. Colorado voters will have a lengthy ballot in this year as we choose a new Governor, decide who will represent us locally, consider municipal and school district ballot measures, and make our choices on several constitutional and statutory ballot measures.

Local Clerk & Recorder offices will start mailing out ballots on Monday, October 15th. You have until October 29th to submit a voter registration application and still receive a ballot in the mail. If you miss that deadline, you can still submit an application at a Voter Service and Polling Center up to the day of the general election.

You may have already received the  Ballot Information Booklet (Blue Book)  which provides voters with the text, title, and a fair and impartial analysis of each initiated or referred constitutional amendment, law, or question on the ballot.


Here’s every election item found on ballots across Pueblo County. Your ballot will differ based on residency.

Congressional District 3

  • Scott Tipton (Republican)
  • Diane Mitsch Bush (Democratic)
  • Gaylon Kent (Libertarian)
  • Mary M. Malarsie (Independent)
  • Write-in

Governor/Lieutenant Governor

Secretary of State

State Treasurer

Attorney General

Regent, University of Colorado District 3

  • Alvin Rivera (Democratic)
  • Glen H. Gallegos (Republican)
  • Michael Stapleton (Libertarian)

Regent, University of Colorado At Large

  • Lesley Smith (Democratic)
  • Ken Montera (Republican)
  • Christopher E. Otwell (Unity)
  • James K. Treibert (Libertarian)

State Senator District 3

  • Leroy M. Garcia (Democratic)
  • John Pickerrill (Libertarian)

State Representative District 46

  • Daneya Esgar (Democratic)
  • Jonathan Ambler (Republican)

State Representative District 47

  • Bri Buentello (Democratic)
  • Don Bendell (Republican)

State Representative District 62

  • Donald E. Valdez (Democratic)
  • Scott Honeycutt (Republican)

City of Pueblo Mayor

  • Larry S. Fancher
  • Lori Winner
  • Larry Atencio
  • Chris Nicoll
  • Nick Gradisar
  • Tom Croshal
  • Jody Voss
  • Z. Marie Martinez
  • Ted Lopez
  • Alexander Lucero-Mugatu
  • Janet Wilson
  • Gary Lee Clark
  • Charlotte Perez
  • Randy Thurston
  • Steve Nawrocki
  • Dennis E. Flores

Pueblo County Commissioner District 3

  • Zach Swearingen (Republican)
  • Chris Wiseman (Democratic)

Pueblo County Clerk and Recorder

  • Gilbert “Bo” Ortiz (Democratic)

Pueblo County Treasurer

  • Del Olivas (Democratic)

Pueblo County Assessor

  • Frank Beltran (Democratic)

Pueblo County Sheriff

  • Kirk Taylor (Democratic)
  • Write-in

Pueblo County Surveyor

  • Randy Reeves (Democratic)

Pueblo County Coroner

  • Brian Cotter (Republican)
  • Troy A. Newman (Democratic)

Colorado Supreme Court Justice

  • Shall Justice Richard L. Gabriel of the Colorado Supreme Court be retained in office?

Colorado Court of Appeals Judge

  • Shall Judge John Daniel Dailey of the Colorado Court of Appeals be retained in office?
  • Shall Judge Rebecca Rankin Freyre of the Colorado Court of Appeals be retained in office?
  • Shall Judge Elizabeth L. Harris of the Colorado Court of Appeals be retained in office?
  • Shall Judge David J. Richman of the Colorado Court of Appeals be retained in office?

10th Judicial District

  • Shall Judge Deborah R. Eyler of the 10th Judicial District be retained in office?
  • Shall Judge Kim Karn of the 10th Judicial District be retained in office?

County Court Judge

  • Shall Judge Steven B. Fieldman of the Pueblo County Court be retained in office?
  • Shall Judge David Lee Lobato of the Pueblo County Court be retained in office?

Ballot Measures

Pueblo County Issue 1A – Marijuana Sales Tax increase

The Pueblo County Board of County Commissioners add a question asking voters to raise the marijuana sales tax from 3.5% to 5.5% and change the methodology for calculating the excise tax. This would make the total sales tax for marijuana 6.5%, with the 1% sales tax.

Pueblo School District 60 Issue 4A – Tax increase for salaries, campus improvements, security improvements

Shall Pueblo School District No. 60 taxes be increased by 6 million dollars in 2018 (for collection in 2019) and by such amounts generated annually thereafter by a mill levy of up to 6 Mills, to be extended for educational purposes to improve the quality of schools in the school district, which include:

• 50 percent toward increasing Teacher and Staff salaries in equal amounts adjusted for full or part-time status;
• 30 percent toward maintaining school buildings and infrastructure;
• 20 percent toward improving school safety, security, and mental health services;

And shall such increase be an additional property tax mill levy in excess of the levies the District is otherwise authorized by law to impose; and shall the district be authorized to collect, retain, and spend all revenues from such taxes and the earnings from the investment of such revenues as a voter approved revenue change and an exception to the limits that would otherwise apply under Article X, Section 20 of the Colorado Constitution?

Pueblo West Metropolitan District Road Tax 6A

Shall Pueblo West Metropolitan District taxes be increased by an amount up to $2.5 million (for fiscal year 2019) annually by the levy of a district wide sales tax at the rate of 1% upon every transaction or incident to which a sales tax is levied by the State of Colorado that occurs within the district on and after January 1, 2019 and th tax levied by the sales tax, if approved by the electors, shall be in addition to any other taxes levied by the district and the net revenues of any sales tax levied may be used only to fund street improvement, as described in CRS 32-1-1004(2)(F) in areas of the district in which the tax is to be levied and with the collection, administartion, and endforcement of said sales tax to be accomplished pursuant to CRS 32-1-1106 to be reviewes by the district board of directors on a five year basis and shall the proceeds of such sales tax and investment income therefrom be collected and spent by the district as a voter approved revenue change in 2019 and in each year thereafter without regard to any spending, revenue raising, or other limitation contained in Article X, Section 20 of the Colorado Constitution or CRS 29-1-301 or any other law without limiting in any year the amount of other revenues that may be collected and spent by the district?

Amendment V – Reduction in age for the general assembly

The amendment would change the minimum age to be elected to the Colorado General Assembly from 25-years-old to 21-years-old.

Amendment W – Change format of judicial retention elections

The amendment would change the language for judicial retention elections on the Colorado ballot to simplify the listing of judges on the ballot.

Amendment X – Change definition of industrial hemp

If passed, the amendment would redefine industrial hemp so it falls in line with existing federal law and Colorado statutes .  The intent of the sponsors is to allow lawmakers more flexibility in defining industrial hemp when federal law changes, rather than going back to the voters for a constitutional amendment.

Amendment Y – Congressional redistricting

Amendment Y will take the responsibility of redistricting away from lawmakers in Congressional districts and in the hands of a commission to draw district maps, thereby ending the practice of gerrymandering.

Amendment Z – State Senate and State House redistricting

Amendment Z will take the responsibility of redistricting away from lawmakers in the State Senate and State House and in the hands of a commission to draw district maps, thereby ending the practice of gerrymandering.

Amendment A – Prohibit slavery and indentured servitude

Amendment A seeks voter approval to remove a mention of slavery in the Colorado Constitution that allows slavery and indentured servitude to be used as a form of punishment for convicted criminals. While slavery and indentured servitude are already prohibited in the constitution, this measure would ensure it is prohibited in all circumstances.

Amendment 73 – School funding

If passed, Amendment 73 would amend the state constitution to raise income taxes on corporations, those earning more than $150,000 every year, and those earning more than $500,000 annually.

Amendment 74 – Just Compensation for Reduction in Fair Market Value by Government Law or Regulation

This initiative calls for property owners in Colorado to be compensated for any reduction in property values caused by state laws or regulations.

Amendment 75 – Campaign Finance Reform

If passed, Amendment 75 would change campaign finance rules in Colorado to allow candidates to raise more money from individual contributions if their opponent donates $1 million or more to their own campaign committee.

Proposition 109 – “Fix our Damn Roads”

If passed, Proposition 110 known as “Fix our Damn Roads” would call for the state to borrow $3.5 billion in bonds to fund the highest priority construction projects on CDOT’s list. The proposal also calls for state lawmakers to dedicate a minimum of 2 percent of general fund spending to repay debt from the project until it is paid in full.

Proposition 110 – Increase sales tax to fund transportation projects

If passed, Proposition 109 would increase Colorado’s sales and use tax from 2.9 percent to 3.52 percent for the next 20 years to fund transportation projects around the state.

Proposition 111 – Payday loan regulation

If passed, Proposition 111 calls for the state to cap the maximum interest rate that payday lenders can charge at 36 percent and would regulate the charging of fees from payday lenders.

Proposition 112 – Setback requirement for oil and gas development

If passed, the measure would mandate that all new oil and gas development locations be a minimum of 2,500 feet away from occupied buildings and “vulnerable areas”


There are many Voter Service and Polling Centers available in Pueblo County for voter registration, voting in person, and ballot drop-off.

24-hour secure outdoor ballot drop-off from Oct 15th to Nov 5th; Open until 7 p.m. on Nov 6th:

  • Pueblo County Election Office, 720 N. Main St. (Back of Building)
  • Colorado State Fair, 950 S. Prairie Ave, (Outside the gate on Prairie)
  • Lamb Branch Library, 2525 S. Pueblo Blvd.
  • Pueblo County Sheriff’s Substation (Pueblo West), 320 E. Joe Martinez Blvd.

Voter Service and Polling Centers:

Pueblo County Election Department, 720 N. Main St., Ste. 200, Pueblo, CO 81003

Hours: Monday – Friday (October 22-November 5) 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Saturday (October 27) 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Saturday (November 3) 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, (November 6 ) 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Colorado State Fair Colorado, Building 1001 Beulah Ave., Pueblo, CO 81004

Monday – Friday (October 22 – November 5) 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday (October 27) 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Saturday (November 3 ) 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Tuesday, (November 6) 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Pueblo West Fire Station #3, 29 E Gold Dr. Pueblo West, CO 81007

Monday – Friday (October 22 – November 5) 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday (October 27) 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Saturday (November 3 ) 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Tuesday, (November 6) 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.

2nd Phase of Voter Service and Polling Centers:

U.S. Bank – Belmont Shopping Center, 1018 Constitution Rd., Pueblo, CO 81001

Friday, Saturday, Monday (November 2, 3, & 5) 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Tuesday, (November 6) 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Tom L. & Anna Marie Giodone Library, 24655 US Hwy 50 East, Pueblo, CO 81006
Colorado City Metropolitan District, 4497 Bent Brothers Blvd, Colorado City, CO 81019

Friday, Saturday, Monday (November 2,3, & 5) 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, (November 6) 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Other Drop – Off Locations:

Pueblo County Courthouse, 215 W. 10th St., Pueblo, CO 81003
ADA Office – Ground Level (East Entrance) & Rotunda 1st Floor (West Entrance)

Monday – Friday (October 15 – November 5) 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Saturday (October 27) 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. & (November 3) 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, (November 6) 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Patrick A. Lucero Library, 1315 E. 7th St., Pueblo, CO 81001.
Friday, Saturday, Monday (November 2, 3, & 5) 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Tuesday, (November 6) 7a.m. – 7 p.m.

Outdoor Drive-Up Drop-Off:

Pueblo County Courthouse, 215 W. 10th St. (West Side -Court St), Pueblo, CO 81003
Monday (November 5) 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, November 6 (Election Day) 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.