Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Preguntas: 1B, Regents, order?

Any comments on 1B?
Regents suggestions?
Any interesting 3rd Party candidates?

And, some education, please--how is the order of candidates determined.

P.S. NO ON F--It's the one that will throw you off with the Yes/No order.

13 comments:

codown2earth said...

I will be interested to see how others feel about 1B. I had heard nothing about it. I voted for it but then I am not scared by big gov't... as noted in my No on 1A where I want DPS to expand, not give vouchers.

Voted "blue" on Regents.

I was also confused by the order- I can't wait for our inside experts to explain.

JB thinks the flip on Y/N is screaming for a lawsuit.

DenverHotPants said...

The Y/N flip on 1B was a "printing error" as reported on 9news. Likely a mistake by "rogue campaign staff".

I don't understand the need for 1B which means it is a solution in search of a problem, which falls under the critera of "Just Vote NO!"

DenverHotPants said...

On all the partisan races (Regents included) a colleague in Oregon came up with a good idea . . . "Not one Vote". Not one vote for a Republican. It is a protest stance, but a good movement.

I know Steven Ludwig who is running for Regent At Large. He's a decent guy. Go ahead and vote for him.

DenverHotPants said...

OMG. Since I have not received my ballot yet (certainly due to the reprint issue), I was perusing the sample ballot http://denvergov.org/EC_Common/Docs/EC_Doc_Ballot_General_061107.pdf.

They misspelled Marijuana on Amendment 44. "Marihuana". Hilarious.

codown2earth said...

Now I wish I had not already sealed my ballot b/c I did not notice the spelling of Marijuana. I am sure that ballot mis-spellers make the On Notice list for InfoChef.

Regarding 1B, from pure face value it appears a move to manage the city more like a business where finance and auditor functions are separate. But hey, you vote no, i voted yes- it all balances to zero.

I have been at work for an hour & a half this morning. I feel the need for a drink already.

waltzeswithdogs said...

The Colorado Statutes have marijuana spelled both as marihuana and marijuana. It dates back to the old tradition of anglicizing words with foreign origins. Both are considered legitimate. Just like the pronunciation of often with a silent t and a strong t.

DenverHotPants said...

Good god, it is spelled marijuana it is was a typo and I'm sticking to that story.

Since you are in your statute book, can you tell us how the order of candidates is chosen?

waltzeswithdogs said...

Why yes indeed I can, though I just happened to have listened to leg council which is why I knew about the marijuana issues. Here is the statute on ballot order.

1-4-103. Order of names on primary ballot.
Statute text
Candidates designated and certified by assembly for a particular office shall be placed on the primary election ballot in the order of the vote received at the assembly. The candidate receiving the highest vote shall be placed first in order on the ballot, followed by the candidate receiving the next highest vote. To qualify for placement on the primary election ballot, a candidate must receive thirty percent or more of the votes of the assembly. The names of two or more candidates receiving an equal number of votes for designation by assembly shall be placed on the primary ballot in the order determined by lot in accordance with section 1-4-601 (2). Candidates by petition for any particular office shall follow assembly candidates and shall be placed on the primary election ballot in an order established by lot.

DenverHotPants said...

That is for the primary. What about for the general?

I'm bummed the spelling of marijuana was not a mistake. That is much more hilarious.

waltzeswithdogs said...

1-5-404. Arrangement of names on ballots for partisan elections.
Statute text
(1) In all partisan elections, the names of all candidates and joint candidates who have been duly nominated for office shall be arranged on the ballot under the designation of the office in three groups as follows:

(a) The names of the candidates of the two major political parties shall be placed on the general election ballot in an order established by lot and shall comprise the first group; except that the joint candidates for president and vice president and the joint candidates for governor and lieutenant governor shall be arranged in the alphabetical order of the names of the candidates for president and governor.

(b) The names of the candidates and joint candidates of the minor political parties shall be listed in an order established by lot and shall comprise the second group; except that the joint candidates for president and vice president and the joint candidates for governor and lieutenant governor shall be arranged in the alphabetical order of the names of the candidates for president and governor.

(c) The names of the candidates and joint candidates of the remaining political organizations shall be listed in an order established by lot and shall comprise the third group; except that the joint candidates for president and vice president and the joint candidates for governor and lieutenant governor shall be arranged in the alphabetical order of the names of the candidates for president and governor.

(2) Between July 1 and July 15 of each election year, the officer in receipt of the original designation, nomination, or petition of each candidate shall inform the two major political parties, each minor political party, and the representative of each political organization on file with the secretary of state of the time and place of the lot-drawing for offices to appear on the general election ballot. Ballot positions shall be assigned to the major political party, minor political party, or political organization in the order in which they are drawn. The name of the candidate shall be inserted on the ballot prior to the ballot certification.

(3) The arrangement of names on ballots for congressional vacancy elections shall be established by lot at any time prior to the certification of ballots for the congressional vacancy election. The officer in receipt of the original designation, nomination, or petition of each candidate shall inform the two major political parties, each minor political party, and the representatives of each political organization on file with the secretary of state of the time and place of the lot-drawing for the congressional election ballot. Ballot positions shall be assigned to the major political party, minor political party, or political organization in the order in which they are drawn.

DenverHotPants said...

Thank you WWD, you rock! That ordering is very complex.

I also heard tonight that the spelling of marihuana was intentional on the side of the proponents.

codown2earth said...

Thank you, WWD!

InfoChef said...

Perhaps we should set forth a movement to change the statute that candidates will be ordered by a single lot and end 2-party domination.

Viva la revoluciĆ³n....