April 2021 Sample Ballot and Voter Instructions
- Official ballots will be mailed to eligible voters March 15 - 22, 2021
Where can I drop off my ballot?
You may return your voted ballot by mail or you may hand deliver your ballot to a Designated Ballot Drop Box location. All will be available beginning March 15, 2021 through Election Day, April 6, 2021. The locations are:
AVAILABLE 24-HOURS AND UNTIL 7:00 P.M. ON ELECTION DAY
- Grand Junction City Hall (outside ballot drop box) City Clerk’s Office, 250 North 5th Street Grand Junction, CO 81501
- Grand Valley Transit - West Transfer Facility (outside ballot drop box) 612 24 1/2 Road, Grand Junction, CO 81505
- Department of Human Services (outside ballot drop box) 510 29 1/2 Road, Grand Junction, CO 81504
- Mesa County Central Services (drive up ballot drop box in parking lot) 200 South Spruce Street, Grand Junction, CO 81501
AVAILABLE 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday - Friday (except legal holidays) AND 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Election Day
- Mesa County Central Services (inside west entrance) Elections Department, 200 South Spruce Street Grand Junction, CO 81501
What do I do if I make a mistake, damage, or lose my ballot?
- Fill out and return a Replacement Ballot Form
The following provides the resolution/ordinance that placed the question on the ballot.
April 2021 Ballot Questions
A Resolution Setting a Title and Submitting to the Electorate on April 6, 2021 a Measure Concerning the Taxation of the Sale of Regulated Marijuana and Marijuana Products, Regulated Marijuana Product Manufacturing and Cultivation of Marijuana for Regulated Sale to Pay for Parks, Recreation, Open Space, Trails and Enforcement Purposes and to Retain and Spend Revenues as Defined by Article X, Section 20 of the Colorado Constitution for Payment Therefor and Providing Other Details Relating Thereto
CITY OF GRAND JUNCTION REFERRED MEASURE 2A
SHALL CITY OF GRAND JUNCTION TAXES BE INCREASED BY TWO MILLION NINE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS ($2,900,000) IN THE FIRST FULL FISCAL YEAR AND BY SUCH AMOUNTS AS ARE RAISED ANNUALLY THEREAFTER BY INCREASING THE CITY SALES AND USE TAX ON THE RETAIL SALE OF REGULATED MARIJUANA AND MARIJUANA PRODUCTS FROM 3.25% TO 8.25% (WITH AUTHORIZATION THAT THE SPECIAL SALES AND USE TAX OF 5% COULD BE INCREASED IN THE FUTURE ABOVE 5% WITHOUT FURTHER VOTER APPROVAL SO LONG AS THE RATE OF THE SPECIAL SALES AND USE TAXATION DOES NOT EXCEED 15%) AND THE IMPOSITION OF AN EXCISE TAX OF 3% (WITH AUTHORIZATION THAT THE EXCISE TAX OF 3% COULD BE INCREASED IN THE FUTURE ABOVE 3% WITHOUT FURTHER VOTER APPROVAL SO LONG AS THE RATE OF THE EXCISE TAX DOES NOT EXCEED 10%) WHEN UNPROCESSED REGULATED MARIJUANA IS FIRST SOLD OR TRANSFERRED BY A REGULATED MARIJUANA CULTIVATION FACILITY AND IF THE TRANSFER OR SALE IS BETWEEN AFFILIATED REGULATED MARIJUANA BUSINESS LICENSEES THE TAX SHALL BE BASED ON THE AVERAGE MARKET RATE OF UNPROCESSED MARIJUANA, AND IF THE TRANSFER OR SALE IS BETWEEN UNAFFILIATED REGULATED MARIJUANA BUSINESS LICENSEES THE TAX SHALL BE BASED ON THE CONTRACT PRICE, WITH THE REVENUES FROM EXCISE AND THE SPECIAL SALES AND USE TAXES BEING USED FOR THE IMPROVEMENT AND PROTECTION OF THE COMMUNITY AND HEALTH AND WELFARE OF ITS CITIZENS AS FOLLOWS:
- THE ENFORCEMENT OF REGULATIONS ON THE REGULATED MARIJUANA INDUSTRY AND OTHER COSTS RELATED TO THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE USE AND REGULATION OF REGULATED MARIJUANA AND LAWFUL UTILIZATION OF MARIJUANA; AND
- BUILDING, OPERATING AND MAINTAINING THE HIGHEST PRIORITY(IES) OF THE ADOPTED PARKS AND RECREATION OPEN SPACE (PROS) PLAN WHICH INCLUDE INDOOR AND OUTDOOR RECREATION AND PARK FACILITIES, CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS AND ENHANCEMENTS TO THE CITY’S PARKS, TRAILS AND OPEN SPACE SYSTEM;
WITH ALL EXPENDITURES SUBJECT TO ANNUAL FINANCIAL AUDIT, AND MAY THE CITY COLLECT, RETAIN AND EXPEND ALL OF THE REVENUES OF ALL OF SUCH TAXES AND THE EARNINGS THEREON AS A VOTER-APPROVED REVENUE CHANGE WITHOUT LIMITATION OR CONDITION UNDER ARTICLE X, SECTION 20 OF THE COLORADO CONSTITUTION OR ANY OTHER LAW?
A Resolution Setting a Title and Submitting to the Electorate on April 6, 2021 a Measure Concerning the Repeal of the 2011 Referred Measure A to Allow Marijuana Business(es) in the City of Grand Junction, Colorado
CITY OF GRAND JUNCTION REFERRED MEASURE 2B
Shall the City of Grand Junction, Colorado allow the operation of marijuana businesses in the City and amend the Grand Junction Municipal Code by the addition of new sections permitting, subject to regulations to be adopted by ordinances of the City, certain activities relating to marijuana, and by so doing repeal the 2011 Voter Approved Measure A, with the approval of this question and the repeal of the 2011 Measure A being subject to and expressly contingent upon Voter Approval of Measure 2A on the April 6, 2021 City of Grand Junction ballot authorizing taxation of marijuana businesses in Grand Junction, all as a Voter Approved Measure under Article XVI, Paragraph 137, of the City Charter?
An Ordinance Referring a Ballot Proposition to the April 6, 2021 Regular Municipal Election Regarding the Amendment of Ordinance 4295
CITY OF GRAND JUNCTION REFERRED MEASURE 2C
Shall Ordinance 4295, referred to voters in 2013 as Measure A, be amended in the context of the current zoning of the property by modifying certain established conditions on the development of the property located at 347 and 348 27 ½ Road and 2757 C ½ Road, which conditions include but are not limited to the dedication of a public trail easement 50 feet in width adjacent to the Colorado River along the entire southern property boundary, dedication of a public trail easement 50 feet in width along the east property boundary and installation of a landscape buffer 25 feet in width and a screen wall along the west, north and south property boundaries with the approval of a development plan which honors the requirement for a trail easement providing for connectivity for the planned trail system along the riverfront for the property located at 347 and 348 27 ½ Road and 2757 C ½ Road, which development plan is and shall be subject to the Grand Junction Municipal Code and if the Code is satisfied and this question is approved then 2013 Voter Approved Measure A shall be amended consistent with the Plan, all as a Voter Approved Measure under Article XVI, Paragraph 137 and 142 of the City Charter?
_______ Yes – For the Ordinance
_______ No – Against the Ordinance