My Colorado voting guide: No on Amendment 38 – Petitions

By | November 2, 2006

Amendment 38 proposes to amend the Colorado Constitution, allowing changes to petition regulations for state and local laws. Theoretically, it gives citizens more of a voice in local politics. In practice, though, what it would do is drastically reduce oversight for petitions. It forbids governments from randomly sampling signatures, reduces the reasons for which a signature can be invalidated, places undue burden on the government to send out  information on the proposals from proponents and opponents (instead of unbiased third-parties).

All this adds up to a big NO from me.

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