Colorado blue book is a must read
Published: Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Updated: Wednesday, October 24, 2012 00:10
Opening up the blue booklet is similar to opening the Advocate; the right side opens and the pamphlet reads left to right, top to bottom. If finding this section of our publication was easy, opening up the blue book and reading it should be a breeze.
This blue booklet serves the purpose of informing voters’ with a better dialogue and context so they can make more educated decisions when stepping into the voting booth on Nov. 6.
The 2012 State Ballot Information Booklet provides information on the state judges’ histories and positions, and points out key arguments about new amendments and propositions.
The Colorado government website says that it will “provide voters with the text, title, and a fair and impartial analysis of each initiated constitutional amendment, law, or question on the ballot. The analysis must include a summary of the measure, the major arguments both for and against the measure, and a brief fiscal assessment of the measure. The analysis may also include any other information that will help voters understand the purpose and effect of a measure.”
The booklet was written by the state government and shouldn’t be the only thing we read before we make our decisions, but it provides us with some solid basics and should be patiently perused and not just used for kindling.
To find a copy go to http://www.colorado.gov/bluebook, or if you’re a registered voter check the stack of mail on the kitchen table you’ve neglected for the past few weeks, or go to the Denver Elections Division at 200 West 14th Avenue.