Ballots have now been mailed to all registered voters in Colorado. To help you decide how to choose among candidates and how to vote on ballot measures, the Colorado Times Recorder has compiled a list of major Colorado voter guides released by progressive and conservative organizations as well as by media outlets and the state of Colorado.
The state of Colorado’s guide and the ones published by news outlets provide information only; Conservative and progressive guides include endorsements and recommendations for voting.
Colorado’s Official Ballot Guide
Ballot Information Book (Blue Book): Mailed to every registered Colorado voter, this ballot guide, created by a nonpartisan research arm of the state government, presents opposing arguments about items on the ballot.
Republican and Conservative Ballot Guides
The Colorado Republican Party’s Voter Guide: Recommendations for candidates and measures in over 15 counties and for statewide propositions. (Click on the menu in the upper right corner of the home page.)
Right-wing podcaster Jeff Crank: Colorado Springs and statewide suggestions.
Denver Gazette: Right-leaning recommendations for Denver and statewide from the conservative paper.
Kim Monson: Local and statewide voting suggestions from conservative KLZ radio host Kim Monson.
Ross Kaminsky’s Ballot Guide: Ross Kaminsky, a talk radio host on right-wing KOA, gives recommendations on statewide ballot measures and select school board and city council races.
Democratic and Progressive Ballot Guides
Aurora Sentinel: Endorsements for Aurora City Council from the left-leaning paper.
Colorado Coalition for the Homeless 2021 Colorado and Denver Ballot Guide: Recommendations on statewide and Denver measures, particularly those that affect housing, homelessness, and basic services.
The Colorado Democratic Party’s Voting FAQ’s: Voter information and recommendations on 2021 statewide ballot measures.
Colorado Racial Justice Ballot Guide 2021: Intended to “inform communities of color about 2021 statewide ballot measures,” this guide to statewide measures was produced by Working Families Party, COLOR Action Fund, VOCES Unidas Action Fund, Colorado Rising, and United for a New Economy Action.
ProgressNow Colorado Progressive Voter Guide: This contains endorsements in local races as well as statewide measures. Enter your zip code to see local information. The guide includes endorsements from ProgressNow Colorado “partners:” AFSCME Council 18, Bell Policy Center, Colorado Education Association (CEA), Colorado Working Families Party, and Conservation Colorado.
News Outlets’ Ballot Guides
Colorado Public Radio’s Voter’s Guide to the 2021 Election: Information on statewide measures and Denver’s ballot items and candidates.
Colorado Sun’s Election 2021 Guide: Information on how to vote and on statewide measures.
Denver Post Voter Guide: Information on Denver ballot issues and statewide measures, as well as ballot drop-off locations along the front range.
Denverite’s Denver Voter Guide: “13 local ballot measures, explained (plus other stuff you need to know)”
Westword: A “look at seven of the particularly incendiary items you’ll see on the Denver ballot,” plus statewide measures.
5280’s Guide to Colorado’s 2021 Ballot Measures: Info on voting and the statewide ballot items.
Editor’s note: If we’ve missed a serious ballot guide, please let us know. Clarification: KOA was identified as a right-wing radio station.