Colorado voters in the 2020 election will choose candidates for national, state and local offices and decide the outcome of state and local ballot measures. The Nov. 3 ballot in Colorado includes races for president, one U.S. Senate seat, all seven U.S. House seats, 18 of the state Senate's 35 seats, all 65 of the state House seats, all 22 of the state's district attorney offices, 11 statewide ballot measures, and other items, including University of Colorado regent, state Board of Education and RTD board races. Colorado Newsline compiled information about every statewide ballot measure and major party candidates in many of this year's races. Click through the items below to learn more about proposed changes to Colorado law and the candidates who want to serve in public office. Starting Oct. 9, ballots will be mailed to every registered voter in Colorado. The last day to register to vote and still receive a ballot by mail is Oct. 26, which is also the day by which voters are advised to return their ballots if they do so by mail. Voters can hand-deliver ballots at a drop-off site and register to vote in person up to 7 p.m. on Election Day.
The Colorado ballot includes 24 candidates for president of the United States. One of only two of them — the incumbent, Republican Donald Trump, or the Democratic candidate, former Vice President Joe Biden — will win.
One of Colorado’s two U.S. Senate seats is up for election in November. The major party candidates for the seat are the Republican, incumbent Cory Gardner — the state’s junior senator — and Democratic former Gov. John Hickenlooper.
All seven of Colorado’s U.S. House seats are up for election in November.
All 65 of Colorado’s House seats and 18 of the Senate’s 35 seats are up for election. Colorado Newsline requested basic biographical information from candidates, and a questionnaire on 10 major Colorado issues.
There are 22 judicial districts in Colorado. Each is served by a district attorney, who represents the state in prosecuting criminal cases. Every district attorney position is up for election in November, but only six districts have candidates from both major parties running for election.
Colorado voters in the 2020 general election will decide 11 proposed changes to the Colorado Constitution and state statutes. Four of the ballot measures are constitutional amendments. Seven are statutory propositions.