Those who opt to vote in person at the polls Tuesday will have a full slate of candidates and propositions to consider.

Voters will have 11 federal, state and county races to address, including the emotionally charged United States presidential race.

Additionally, there are a dozen ballot measures, amendments and propositions for voters to sort through.

There are 21 sets of presidential and vice-presidential candidates from which to choose, and any voter who wishes to do so can also write in candidates of their own.

The vast majority of voters, however, will be selecting United States presidential and vice-presidential candidates Donald J. Trump and Michael R. Pence of the Republican Party, or Democratic candidates Joseph R. Biden and Kamala D. Harris.

The United States senatorial race has also garnered considerable attention, pitting Republican Cory Gardner and Democratic candidate John W. Hickenlooper against one another. Three additional candidates and a write-in option are also on the ballot for this race. But again, the bulk of votes will fall to either the Republican or Democratic candidates.

The District 5 congressional race features Republican Doug Lamborn and Democratic candidate Jillian Freeland as the two most recognizable names on the ballot, along with Ed Duffett, a Libertarian, Rebecca Keltie of the Unity party and Marcus Allen Murphy, who is unaffiliated.

The only two names appearing on the ballot for the District 60 State Representative contest are Republican Ron Hanks and Democrat, Lori Boydston.

Republican Linda Stanley and Democrat Kaitlin Turner face off in the hotly-contested race for District Attorney in the 11th Judicial District.

Interestingly, Democratic candidate Turner recently received endorsements from several Republican sheriffs within District 11, prompting a fire storm of criticism from conservative local leaders.

 The Park County Commissioner’s race in District 2 features Republican incumbent Richard Elsner, and Libertarian challenger Richie Frangiosa. The two candidates faced off in a spirited debate Oct. 8 at Platte Canyon High School, and there seems to be considerable interest in that contest among Park County voters.  

Amy Mitchell handily outlasted a crowded field of District 1 County Commissioners candidates in the primary elections, thus winning the race without the need to run in the general election. Even so, Mitchell’s name does appear on the general election ballot, but hers is the only name listed in District 1.

Finally, two Colorado Supreme Court justices and two Colorado Court of Appeals  judges are on the ballot under “Judicial Retention Questions.”

Judicial retention questions simply ask voters for “Yes” or “No” answers as to whether the justices or judges should be retained.

Melissa Hart and Carlos A Samour Jr. are the two names appearing amongst Colorado Supreme Court justices, while Ted C. Tow III and Craig W. Welling appear on the ballot as current Colorado Court of Appeals judges up for retention.

Conscientious voters will have considerable research to do before tackling a range of propositions and amendments covering the gamut from tax reforms and abortion restrictions, to expanded state gaming rights and paid family leave and medical leave programs.

The only county ballot measure for Park County voters pertains to whether or not to authorize Park County to adjust its mill levy annually for the purpose of maintaining revenues that would be lost to statewide property tax assessment rate reductions.

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