On Tuesday, Colorado voters will decide a few key issues. Several local questions and school races are also on the ballots.
State Elections Director Bill Compton predicted overall voter turnout at 30 percent to 40 percent---about average. But as of last week, El Paso County Election officials said they were disappointed in the early voting turnout, and predicted a lower-than-average number of voters on election day.
On the statewide ballot, there are three issues:
Amendment 32, which raises property taxes from 7.96% to 8% for the 2005 property tax year.
Amendment 33, which would allow video lottery machines at five dog racetracks in the state.
Referendum A, which allows the Colorado Water Conservation Board to borrow up to $2 billion for dams, reservoirs and other water storage projects.
On the El Paso County ballot:Question 1A, which would increase taxes to help pay for services for the mentally and physically disabled.
Question 5A, which increases property taxes in the Pikes Peak Library District for 6 new library branches, and the renovation and expansion of 10 others.
Question 2A, which increases the sales tax in Manitou Springs to pay for improvements for trails, sidewalks and other civic projects.
On the Pueblo County ballot:Question 2A, which raises the city sales and use tax for a new police facility.
Question 2C, which would amend the Pueblo Smoke Free Air Act to exempt businesses that get less than 60% of their revenue from food sales.
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