For Immediate Release
Contact: Alissa Vander Veen
(719) 520-7322; (719) 351-9626
TABOR NOTICE FOR GENERAL ELECTION AVAILABLE
VISIT CLERK & RECORDER’S WEBSITE
Thursday, October 4, 2012 – Colorado Springs, CO – The TABOR Notice (Taxpayer Bill of Rights) for the 2012 General Election in November is now available on the El Paso County Clerk & Recorder’s website. Colorado law requires that prior to each election, a Notice of Election be provided regarding the ballot issues which are regulated by TABOR. The official title is “Notice of Election to Increase Taxes/to Increase Debt/on a Citizen Petition/on a Referred Measure.”
The TABOR Notice contains the ballot issue and the statements in favor of the issue and against the issue. The citizens of the local jurisdictions which placed the issue on the ballot are allowed to provide either arguments in favor or arguments against the measure. The jurisdiction then summarizes all of the citizens’ comments into two five hundred word statements. It should be noted; only those local ballot issues that fall under TABOR regulations are in the Election Notice. Other ballot issues are not included.
To access the 2012 TABOR Notice, visit the Clerk’s website at http://car.elpasoco.com/election then link to 2012 Election Information.
The Colorado Constitution requires one TABOR Notice to be mailed to every household with at least one active voter. TABOR Notices will be mailed on Friday, October 5, 2012. The first TABOR Notice in El Paso County was mailed in 1993. The Notices are archived on the Clerk’s website http://car.elpasoco.com/Evault and then link to Election E-Vault.