Step one: Register
Be sure you are registered and your information, like your mailing address, is up to date. Simply text “CO” to 2Vote (28683) or visit GoVoteColorado.com to get started.
Step two: Watch for your ballot in the mail
Election Day is November 6. County clerks will start mailing ballots on October 15 to 19. All voters registered by October 29 will receive a ballot in the mail. You can register up to and on Election Day, but you’ll need to vote in person if you don’t register by October 29.
Step three: Vote
After your ballot arrives, fill it out and mail it back, drop it off in person or submit it at a polling place. If you prefer to vote in person, or if you register to vote after October 29, find polling locations in your area by contacting your county clerk. You can look up your clerk’s information at GoVoteColorado.com.
Questions about where your candidate stands on oil and natural gas issues? Check out the COGA Voter Guide, here.
Step four: Get involved, get the facts, be engaged
Engage with us on social media, if you are not already following COGA from your profile, please do so: @ColoradoOilGas. Be sure to like and share content from our channel, and most of all, please COMMENT and JOIN the online discussion. Information, studies, and more opportunities for you to engage are described below.
IF THE SETBACK MEASURE WINS,
Proposition 112 would create a rigid 2,500-foot setback from oil and gas facilities to the nearest occupied structure and other “vulnerable areas,” which include parks, ball fields, open space, streams, lakes and intermittent streams. It would radically increase the amount of surface area off-limits to responsible energy development by 26 times, and it would put 94 percent of private land in the top 5 oil and gas producing counties off limits to new development.
If passed, it could put up to 147,000 Coloradans out of work — more than 113,000 of them outside of oil and natural gas, according to a study released by the Common Sense Policy Roundtable.
By 2030, the state of Colorado could lose $218 billion in GDP; up to $98 billion in personal income; and up to $9 billion in state and local tax revenues. That will hurt state and local governments, fire, school and water districts, and other services Coloradans rely on every day.
Reasons to oppose Proposition 112
- All independent third-party analysis prove this measure is a job killer and cuts revenues to critical public services like our schools. Up to 43,000 jobs could be lost during the first year alone, impacting Colorado families.
- This isn’t about safety. It is all about eliminating oil and natural gas and making permitting and development impossible (COGA Fact Sheet – Public Safety).
- The proponents designed this measure to stop all development and operation of oil and natural gas in Colorado on private and non-federal lands.
- Both gubernatorial candidates, Republican Walker Stapleton and Democrat Jared Polis, oppose the 2,500-setback initiative. This is not a partisan issue. This measure is bad for Colorado’s future.
- This measure destroys the cooperative spirit in Colorado where we all work together and build tough laws regulating industry where all can exist safely. It is just plain wrong.
No on Proposition 112 Resources
- Proposition 112 Factsheet in English and Spanish
- List of Proposition 112 Opponents
- Video: Colorado Decides Proposition 112 Debate
- Colorado State Land Board: Impact of Proposition 112 on Colorado School Funding from State Trust Lands
- Common Sense Policy Roundtable Study on Economic and Fiscal Impacts
- Economic and Fiscal Impacts Infographic
- COGCC: GIS-Based Impact Assessment
- Colorado School of Mines Payne Institute Commentary
Know your Candidates
Do you know where the candidates stand on energy issues? Do they know your opinions and ideas? When candidates call you, knock on your door or hold town hall meetings, will you be ready to ask them the questions that count?
COGA Voter Guide: we asked all the candidate running for office where they stand on your industry. You can view their answers here.
Find out where the Colorado Governor and Attorney General candidates stand on oil and natural gas here.
Take the COGA Pledge
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Guide to the Ballot
Other Ballot Measures
You’ll see a number of other measures on the ballot this November, including initiatives on transportation, education, payday loans, campaign contribution limits, private property, and more.
COGA doesn’t have a position on these measures, but it’s important that you make your voice heard by voting your whole ballot. Be sure to do some research on the ballot measures to help determine how you’ll want to vote. You can do this by referring to Colorado’s impartial and non-partisan “Blue Book” at Colorado.gov/Bluebook, or by researching the websites for each individual ballot measure.
Check out the No on Proposition 112 website.
Visit Protect Colorado for additional resources.
Request a Speaker to share with your organization about the election and the potential impacts of Proposition 112.
COGA Fact Sheets are available covering a wide range of energy development subjects.
See all the ways COGA member companies and employees give back to Colorado in the brand new COGA MEMBER COMMUNITY IMPACT REPORT.
Follow COGA on social media for election news!
Just Vote Colorado is a great source of non-partisan information for all things election-related in Colorado.
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