#schoolsafety | El Paso County November election information

EL PASO COUNTY — Your ballot for the November 2019 coordinated election should already be on the way to your home or even sitting on the counter waiting to be filled out and mailed back. This year, voters in El Paso County will consider statewide propositions alongside choices for new local tax propositions and school candidates.

Election day is Tuesday, November 5th. All ballots are due by 7 p.m. on that date. You can return them in person at voter service and polling center, at an official Clerk & Recorders Office drop-off location, or through the U.S. mail. Keep in mind, you should put your completed and signed ballot in the mail a week by October 28 to make sure it makes it in time. See below for information on where to drop-off your ballot.

City of Fountain

City of Fountain Council Member – At Large (Four Year Term)

  • Deltra Duncan
  • Gordon G. Rick
  • Fran Carrick
  • Richard Applegate

City of Fountain Council Member – Ward 2 (Four Year Term)

  • Darrell R. Couch
  • Tamara Estes

City of Manitou Springs City Council – At Large (Four Year Term)

  • Judith Chandler
  • John Shada
  • Julie Wolfe

City of Manitou Springs Mayor (Two Year Term)

  • Alan Delwiche
  • John G. Graham

School District Candidates

Academy School District 20 Director (Four Year Term):

  • Heather Cloninger
  • Aaron Salt
  • Will Temby

Calhan School District RJ1 Director (Two Year Term):

  • Chance Manyik
  • Krystalynn Manyik
  • Andrea Fowler

Colorado Springs School District 11 Director (Four Year Term):

  • Mary Coleman
  • Darleen Daniels
  • Joseph Shelton
  • Conner Sargent
  • Jason Jorgenson
  • Parth Melpakam
  • Vincent Puzick
  • Chris Wallis

Ellicott School District 22 Director (Four Year Term)

  • Becky Natelli
  • Jackie Chambers
  • Desiree Howarth
  • Robert McWilliams
  • Write-in:

Hanover School District 28 Director (Four Year Term)

  • Charity Garrett
  • Paul David Ricks
  • Robynn Diaz
  • Danielle Combs
  • Randall L. Underwood

Lewis-Palmer Consolidated School District 38 – District 2 (Four Year Term)

Lewis-Palmer Consolidated School District 38 – District 4 (Four Year Term)

Lewis-Palmer Consolidated School District 38 – District 5 (Four Year Term)

Miami Yoder School District JT60 Director (Four Year Term)

Peyton School District 23JT Director (Four Year Term)

  • Jeff Turner
  • Terry Harfert
  • Billy Martin
  • Katie Harms
  • Therese Cobb
  • Zach Gatti

Widefield School District 3 Director (Four Year Term)

  • Carlos Gonzalez
  • Neil Nelson
  • Victoria A. Latrell
  • Write-in:

El Paso County School District 49 Director – District 2 (Four Year Term)

El Paso County School District 49 Director – District 3 (Four Year Term)

El Paso County School District 49 Director – District 4 (Four Year Term)

State Ballot Measures

Proposition CC
This proposition asks voters if the state can keep and spend any excess money made to fund public schools, higher education and transportation. The reason the state is asking voters if they could keep the revenue is because of the Taxpayers Bill of Rights, or TABOR.

TABOR

requires state and local governments to get voter approval on tax increases or debt. It also places a revenue cap on the government and any excess funds go back to taxpayers. Learn more about TABOR by clicking

here

.

Proposition DD
This proposition has to do with authorizing sports betting in the state. Not only will this approve sports betting, but it will

allow the state

to collect a tax of 10% from the money made from the betting and put it toward the Colorado’s Water Plan. The state’s water

plan

is working to “secure our water future” through conservation efforts and supporting water projects. If approved, sports betting would be legal starting May 2020.

Municipality Measures

City of Fountain Ballot Issue 2A
Shall state taxes be increased by twenty-nine million dollars annually to fund state water projects and commitments and to pay for the regulation of sports betting through licensed casinos by authorizing a tax on sports betting of ten percent of net sports betting proceeds, and to impose the tax on persons licensed to conduct sports betting operations?

City of Colorado Springs Ballot Issue 2B
Without imposing any new tax or increasing the rate of any existing tax, shall the City of Colorado Springs be permitted to retain and spend up to $7,000,000, the estimated 2018 fiscal year revenue above the 2018 fiscal year revenue and spending limitations, solely for the following parks, sports and cultural facilities and trail improvement projects located within the City of Colorado Springs:
• repair, restoration and improvements to Acacia, Antlers, Monument Valley, Palmer and Panorama parks
• repair, restoration and improvements to Alamo Square/Pioneers Museum
• repair, restoration and improvements to Cottonwood Creek baseball fields, Leon Young sports complex, Boulder Park sports courts and Thorndale Park sports courts
• trail improvements to homestead, Mesa, SandCreek and Legacy Loop trails
• repair and repaving of Evergreen and Fairview Cemetery parking areas
• preparation of community park master plan for Coleman Park
, as a voter approved revenue change and exception to any constitutional, charter, or city ordinance or code limitations that may otherwise apply?

City of Colorado Springs Ballot Issue 2C
Without imposing any new tax or increasing the rate of any existing tax, shall the existing temporary sales and use tax authorized exclusively for road repairs and improvements, at a rate reduced from 0.62% (6.2 pennies on $10 purchase) to 0.57% (5.7 pennies on a$10 purchase), be extended for a five-year period after its current expiration on December 31, 2020 to and until December 31, 2025, with all revenues derived therefrom to be placed in a dedicated fund to be expended only upon road repairs and improvements within the city, including residential streets, park and city golf course access roads and cemetery roads, and road reconstruction where severe deterioration does not allow repair, as a voter approved revenue change and exception to revenue, spending and other limitations which would otherwise apply under Section 7-90 of the city charter, Article X, Section 20 of the Colorado Constitution, city ordinances, or any other law?

City of Manitou Springs Ballot Issue 2D
Shall the City of Manitou Springs sales and use tax be increased by an estimated $400,000 annually in the first full fiscal year commencing January 1, 2020 and expiring December 31, 2035, and by whatever amounts are raised annually in each subsequent year, providing for an increase in the city’s sales tax rate from 3.6% To 3.9% And the city’s use tax rate from 3.5% to 3.8%, such additional 3/10ths of 1% in tax revenue to be collected retained and spent as a voter approved revenue change notwithstanding any revenue or expenditure limit contained within Article X, Section 20 of the Colorado Constitution, or any other law, 66% of the proceeds of such increase to be allocated to a special fund, subject to appropriation by the city council, for facility improvements and operations at the Carnegie Building, Manitou
Art Center, Manitou Springs Heritage Center, Miramont Castle, and the Hiawatha Gardens property and the remaining 34% of the proceeds of such increase to be allocated to a special fund, for distribution by the city council through awards and grants to foster the arts, culture and heritage within the City of Manitou Springs?

City of Manitou Springs Ballot Issue 2E
Without any increase in taxes or the issuance of any new debt, shall the City of Manitou Springs be authorized to retain and expend without limitation one hundred eighty two thousand nine hundred twelve dollars ($182,912.00) In excess revenue remaining in the city’s downtown public facilities fund, which was received by the city from the sales and use taxes levied by the city pursuant to Ballot Issue 2A passed by the city’s registered electors on November 4, 2003; provided that the funds shall be used for the construction, repair, maintenance, and replacement of public improvements in the city’s downtown area?

School District and Special District Measures

Lewis-Palmer Consolidated School District No. 38 Ballot Issue 4A
Shall Lewis-Palmer Consolidated School District no. 38 Debt be increased not more than $28.985 million, with a repayment cost of not more than $45.25 million, and shall district taxes be increased not more than $6.510 million annually, solely for the purpose of:

  • constructing and equipping a new elementary school in Jackson Creek;

such debt to be evidenced by the issuance and payment of general obligation bonds, which shall bear interest, mature, be subject to redemption, with or without prior redemption premium of not to exceed 3%, and be issued, dated and sold at such time or times, at such prices (at, above or below par) and in such manner and containing such terms, not inconsistent herewith, as the district
may determine; and shall ad valorem property taxes be levied in any year, without limitation as to rate, to pay the principal of, premium, if any, and interest on such bonds and any bonds issued
to refinance such bonds and to fund any reserves for the payment thereof, provided that such levy shall not produce revenue which exceeds the amounts set forth above?

Miami Yoder School District JT60 Ballot Question 5A
The Miami Yoder School Board has requested to eliminate term limits as permitted by Article XVIII & II of the Colorado Constitution, shall the present and future elected school directors be authorized to serve unlimited terms of oce, eliminating the limitation on terms of oce imposed by Colorado Constitution Article XVIII & II?

Calhan School District RJ1 Ballot Issue 5B
Shall Calhan School District RJ1 debt be increased by $15,800,000, with a repayment cost of $24,593,150, and shall district taxes be increased $1,233,000 annually, with the proceeds of such debt to be used, together with any financial assistance from grant programs, if any, for the purpose of providing capital assets for district purposes, which may include but are not limited to the following:
1. Improving safety and security at school buildings, including upgrading school safety equipment;
2. Providing a career, technical, and innovation center, in order to provide college-level courses and career-focused learning for more students;
3. Providing a performing arts center;
4. Improvements to athletic facilities on school properties;
5. Repairing, renovating, equipping, or re-constructing aged district properties to be safer, more efficient, owned property in order to provide additional instructional space, safety and security upgrades, updated technology; improved academic and athletic facilities;
and shall the mill levy be increased in any year without limitation as to rate, which amount shall be sufficient to pay the principal of and premium, if any, and interest on such debt or any refunding debt when due; the authority for such tax and mill levy increase to terminate when the debt or refunding debt is paid; such debt to be evidenced by the issuance of general obligation bonds or other multiple fiscal year financial obligations which may be sold from time to time in an aggregate amount not to exceed the maximum authorized principal amount and repayment cost, on terms and conditions as the district may determine, including provisions for redemption of the bonds prior to maturity with or without payment of the premium not to exceed 3%; and shall the district’s debt limit be increased from an amount equal to 20% of the district’s assessed value to an amount equal to 6% of the district’s actual value, as certified by the County Assessors of El Paso and Elbert Counties?

Tri-Lakes Monument Fire Protection District Ballot Issue 6A
Shall Tri-Lakes Monument Fire Protection District`s property tax mill levy be increased or decreased annually, to maintain revenue-neutral property tax revenue that otherwise would decrease or increase as a result of and when the state adjusts the statewide residential assessment rate, commencing in 2021 as collected in 2022, and thereafter, so that, to the extent possible, the actual tax revenues generated by the district’s imposition of the property tax mill levy are neither decreased nor increased as a result of such change?

Stratmoor Hills Fire Protection District Ballot Issue 6B
Without creating any new tax, or increasing any current taxes, shall the Stratmoor Hills Fire Protection District be authorized and permitted to collect retain and spend or reserve the full amount of all taxes, grants, and other revenue collected from all sources including all revenue received in 2020 and each subsequent year thereafter, without regard to any revenue or expenditure limitations, including those contained in Article X, Section 20 of the Colorado Constitution and in the Colorado Revised Statutes or in any law?

Peyton Fire Protection District Ballot Issue 6C
Shall the Peyton Fire Protection District’s debt be increased $2,500,000 with a repayment cost of not more than $7,750,000, and shall the district’s taxes be increased not more than $325,000 annually to repay such debt and any refunding thereof, at an interest rate that is equal to, lower or higher than the interest rate on the refunded debt, all for the purpose of providing fire protection, emergency medical response and rescue services, including but not limited to:
• designing, acquiring, constructing, and equipping a new fire station, together with all property, landscaping, traffic safety devices, and all incidental and ancillary improvements as may be necessary or convenient for the building’s compatibility with neighboring properties and to comply with all requirements of local government;
• repairing and replacing capital improvements, such as the existing fire station; and
• acquiring any and all vehicles and equipment for the provision of fire protection, emergency medical response and rescue services for the increased safety of residents, property owners, and businesses served by the district;
such debt to mature and be subject to redemption as permitted by law and to be issued and sold at, above or below par, such debt to be issued at one time or from time to time, to be paid from any legally available revenues of the district, including the proceeds of ad valorem property taxes; such taxes to consist of an ad valorem mill levy imposed without limitation of rate and in amounts sufficient to produce the annual increase set forth above or such lesser amount as may be necessary to pay such debt; all of the above as may be determined by the board of directors of the district; and shall the proceeds of any such debt and the revenue from such taxes and any other revenue used to pay such debt, and investment earnings thereon, be collected, retained and spent by the district as a permanent voter approved revenue change, without regard to any spending, revenue raising, and other limitation contained within Article X, Section 20 of the Colorado Constitution, Section 29-1-301 of the Colorado Revised Statutes or any other law?

Peyton Fire Protection District Ballot Issue 6D
Shall the Peyton Fire Protection District ad valorem mill levy be increased or decreased annually, commencing in 2019, to account for changes in law or the method by which assessed valuation is calculated, so that to the extent possible, the actual tax revenues generated by the mill levy, as adjusted, are neither diminished nor enhanced as a result of such changes; the revenues from such adjustment to be used for the purpose of paying the district’s capital, operations, maintenance, and other expenses, and shall the proceeds of such taxes and investment income thereon be collected, retained and spent by the district as a permanent voter approved revenue change, without regard to any spending, revenue raising, and other limitation contained within Article X, Section 20 of the Colorado Constitution, Section 29-1-301 of the Colorado Revised Statutes or any other law?

Stratmoor Hills Water District Ballot Issue 6E
Without creating any new tax, or increasing any current taxes, shall the Stratmoor Hills Water District be authorized and permitted to collect, retain and spend or reserve the full amount of all taxes, grants, and other revenue collected from all sources including all revenue received in 2020 and each subsequent year thereafter, without regard to any revenue or expenditure limitations, including those contained in Article X, Section 20 of the Colorado Constitution and in the Colorado Revised Statutes or in any other law?

Stratmoor Hills Sanitation District Ballot Issue 6F
Without creating any new tax, or increasing any current taxes, shall the Stratmoor Hills Sanitation District be authorized and permitted to collect, retain and spend or reserve the full amount of all taxes, grants, and other revenue collected from all sources including all revenue received in 2020 and each subsequent year thereafter, without regard to any revenue or expenditure limitations, including those contained in Article X, Section 20 of the Colorado Constitution and in the Colorado Revised Statutes or in any other law?

Hanover Fire Protection District Ballot Issue 6G
Shall Hanover Fire Protection District taxes be increased $133,170.00 In 2020, and by such amount as may be collected annually thereafter by the imposition of an additional mill levy of up to 3.00 mills, for general operating purposes including but not limited to:
1. Maintaining timely emergency services and 911 response times;
2. Attracting training and retaining experienced first responders, and mitigating costly turnover rates; and
3. Funding a long-term apparatus replacement schedule to allow for timely replacement of fire apparatus;
and shall the district’s total mill levy of up to 10.0 mills be subject to adjustment annually thereafter to offset revenue losses from refunds, abatements and any change to the percentage of actual valuation used to determine assessed valuation, so that tax revenues collected are not less than what would have been collected had such change not occurred?

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Voter Service and Polling Centers

Voter Service and Polling Centers (VSPC) will be available to register to vote, update voter registration, request a replacement ballot, mark your ballot using an ADA accessible ballot marking device, or drop off your ballot.

Beginning Monday, October 14, 2019, the location below is open the following days and hours:

Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (not open Sundays)
Saturday, November 2, 2019, 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Monday, November 4, 2019, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Election Day, Tuesday, November 5, 2019, 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Main Office (EPC Clerk’s Office)
1675 W. Garden of the Gods Rd., Ste. 2202, Colo. Springs, CO 80907

The locations below are open the following days and hours:

Monday, October 28, 2019 – Friday, November 1, 2019, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, November 2, 2019, 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Monday, November 4, 2019, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Election Day Tuesday, November 5, 2019, 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

North Branch (EPC Clerk’s Office) – NW corner of Union Blvd. & Research Pkwy.
8830 N. Union Blvd., Colo. Springs, CO 80920

Downtown Branch (EPC Clerk’s Office) – NW corner of Cascade Ave. & Vermijo St.
200 S. Cascade Ave., Colo. Springs, CO 80903

Southeast Branch (EPC Clerk’s Office) – SE corner of Powers Blvd. & Airport Rd.
5650 Industrial Pl., Colo. Springs, CO 80916

Fort Carson (EPC Clerk’s Office) – Enter at Gate 1
6351 Wetzel Ave., Bldg. 1525, Ft. Carson, CO 80913

The locations below are open the following days and hours:

Monday, November 4, 2019 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Election Day, Tuesday, November 5, 2019, 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Town of Monument Town Hall – SW corner of Beacon Lite Rd. & Highway 105
645 Beacon Lite Rd., Monument, CO 80132

Victory World Outreach – SW corner of S. Academy Blvd & Hancock Expy.
3150 S. Academy Blvd., Colo. Springs, CO 80916

SECURE 24-HOUR BALLOT DROP BOX ONLY LOCATIONS

The locations below provide no indoor registration or ballot drop-off services. The boxes open October 11, 2019 and close November 5, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.:

East Library – W of Union Blvd. between Montebello Dr. & Vickers Dr.
5550 N. Union Blvd., Colo. Springs, CO 80918

Falcon Fire Department Station 3 – Headquarters – corner of Old Meridian Rd. & U.S. Highway 24
7030 Old Meridian Rd., Falcon, CO 80831

Library 21c – NW corner of Chapel Hills Dr. & Jamboree Dr.
1175 Chapel Hills Dr., Colo. Springs, CO 80920

Ellicott School District Admin Building – N of Handle Rd. & E of Ellicott Hwy.
322 S. Ellicott Hwy., Calhan, CO 80808

Black Forest Park-n-Ride – NW corner of Black Forest Rd. & Woodmen Rd.
7503 Black Forest Rd., Colo. Springs, CO 80908

EPC Public Services Department – SE corner of 10th St. & Golden St.
1010 Golden St., Calhan, CO 80808

Charles C. “Chuck” Brown Transportation & Environmental Complex – between Constitution Ave. & N Carefree Cir.
3275 Akers Dr., Colo. Springs, CO 80922

City of Colorado Springs – NW corner of Nevada Ave. & Colorado Ave.
30 S. Nevada Ave., Colo. Springs, CO 80903

Fountain Police Department – SE corner of Santa Fe Ave. & Alabama Ave.
Community Room, 222 N. Santa Fe Ave., Fountain, CO 80817

City of Manitou Springs City Hall – NW corner of Manitou Ave. & El Paso Blvd.
606 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, CO 80829

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