Citizenship Qualification of Electors

Colorado Ballot Measure - Amendment 76

Election: Nov. 3, 2020 (General)

Outcome: Passed


Civil Liberties and Civil Rights


Shall there be an amendment to the Colorado constitution requiring that to be qualified to vote at any election an individual must be a United States citizen?

A "yes" vote on Amendment 76 will change constitutional language to specify that only U.S. citizens age 18 and older are eligible to participate in Colorado elections.

A "no" vote on Amendment 76 means the current constitutional language allowing every eligible U.S. citizen to vote in Colorado elections will remain unchanged

Measure Text

Colo. Const. Art. VII, Section 1. In the constitution of the state of Colorado, amend section 1 of Article 7 as follows:

[Every citizen] ONLY A CITIZEN of the United States who has attained the age of eighteen years, has resided in this state for such time as may be prescribed by law, and has duly registered as a voter if required by law shall be qualified to vote at all election.

*Note: Text is [brackets] indicate proposed deletion of text.


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