Colorado may have 18 ballot measures on the ballot this year, which would be a record for the state. As the Denver Post notes, normally the ...
Colorado may have 18 ballot measures on the ballot this year, which would be a record for the state. As the Denver Post notes, normally the more ballot measures you have, the less likely they are to pass:
Competing campaigns flush with cash mean one thing for voters: A glut of advertising, said Denver political analyst Floyd Ciruli.
"The public will be overwhelmed," Ciruli said.
So many proposals on one ballot could also work against all of them, said Ciruli and other analysts, who point out that an overwhelmed voter is more likely to vote "no" straight down the line.
I suspect the supporters of Referendum O are thrilled by this development, however. That's the measure to make it harder to put initiatives on the ballot. If voters are overwhelmed, limiting direct democracy might suddenly sound like a good idea.
Join the Discussion
After you comment, click Post. You can enter an anonymous Display Name or connect to a social profile.
Who Should Police Municipal Markets?3 hours ago
Some States Ease Privacy Concerns for Young Adults Still on Parents' Health Plan24 minutes ago
Day After Oakland Bans Coal Exports, Developer Changes Tone35 minutes ago
After Texas Ruling, Supreme Court Refuses Other Abortion Cases55 minutes ago
D.C. Schools Chief Stepping Down, Leaving Legacy of Progress1 hour ago
ACLU, Cleveland Agree to Ease Protest Rules at GOP Convention1 hour ago