Resources I used for deciding how to vote:
- Citizens Project Voter's Guide "Citizens Project spotlights issues in the Pikes Peak region and mobilizes people to strengthen the traditional values of our nation: equal rights, individual freedoms, separation of church and state, civic engagement, and respect for diversity."
- Gazette Voter's Guide
- Amendment 63: Political Statement or Important Policy
- Blue Book: 2010 State Ballot Information Booklet
- Judge Retention: Colorado Office of Judicial Performance Evaluation. Although, out of all the judges evaluated for retention (134), this website recommended all but one judge, Jill S. Mattoon in Pueblo County, be retained. Maybe we need to raise our standards? Or maybe we just have really excellent judges.
- CS Indy Election Endorsements
- CS Indy Election Endorsements, Part 2
- United States Senator - Michael F. Bennet
- Representative, District 5 - Kevin Bradley
- Governor - John Hickenlooper
- Secretary of State - Bernie Buescher
- State Treasurer - Cary Kennedy
- Attoney General - Stan Garnett
- State Board of Education, Distirct 5 - Paul Lundeen
- CU Regent - Melissa Hart
- State Senate, District 5 - abstain, I don't like my option
- State Representative, District 20 - abstain, I don't like my option
- County Clerk and Recorder - Tom Mowle, I've heard this guy speak several times and think he's a great choice for El Paso County.
- County Treasurer - abstain, I don't like my option
- County Assessor - Mark Lowderman
- County Sheriff - Terry Maketa, lesser of two evils?
- County Surveyor - abstain, couldn't find any info on him whatsoever (G Lawrence Burnett?)
- County Coroner - Bob Bux
- Judge Retentions - Retain all of 'em
- Amendment P - YES
- Amendment Q - YES
- Amendment R - YES
- Colorado Amendment 60 - NO
- Colorado Amendment 61 - NO
- Colorado Amendment 62 - NO, didn't we already vote on this in 2008?
- Colorado Amendment 63 - NO
- Proposition 101 - NO
- Proposition 102 - NO
- County Question 1A - NO
- County Question 1B - NO
- County Question 1C - NO
- County Question 1D - NO
Please know that even though I voted for democratic candidates in all but one race, I spent several hours reading and researching to pick the best candidate for each position.
And although I can't vote on Colorado Springs issues since I my address is in the county, here's how I would vote on the three Colorado Springs issues:
2B - YES
2C - NO
300 - NO
Don't forget to sign the the envelope for your ballot. If it's not signed, it will not be counted :(
Also, when I was working for El Paso Elections, a surprising number of people wrote things on their envelopes about politics, government or religion. (The most popular being simply: In God We Trust) Any ideas for something fun and clever that I can write on my envelope?