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| Brett Forrest | KOAA |

DENVER — The Colorado Supreme Court ruled last week that an open primary and ranked-choice voting initiative can move forward to the signature gathering process, making it likely to appear on the November ballot. At the same time, a last-minute amendment by state lawmakers in the 2024 session now threatens the future of ranked-choice voting altogether, prompting calls for a veto from Governor Jared Polis.

Elections belong to the people

Colorado Voters First, the group behind the RCV initiative, is pushing forward and hosting a signature gathering campaign kickoff on June 10.

“We are pleased that the Supreme Court upheld the Title Board’s decision and rejected the arguments from party insiders,” said Curtis Hubbard, a spokesman for Colorado Voters First. “We are moving full-speed ahead to make sure that Colorado voters this fall can send the message that elections belong to the people — not to politicians.”

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