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November 9, 2023

Boulder County Voters Approve Affordable Housing, Open Space, and Nederland EcoPass Ballot Measures

Boulder County Commissioners Express Thanks to Residents for Their Support

Boulder County, Colo. -- Boulder County voters have overwhelmingly approved the housing, open space, and Nederland EcoPass ballot measures introduced by the Boulder County Commissioners, according to the unofficial results available from the Boulder County Clerk & Recorder*. Each of the three measures has so far received over two-thirds of the vote in support.

Following a public opinion survey, a public comment period, and a public hearing, the commissioners voted unanimously in August to put to the voters the three ballot measures, which would extend existing taxes.

“Boulder County voters have made clear that affordable and attainable housing is a top priority,” said Commissioner Marta Loachamin. “As the cost of living continues to rise, it is more important than ever that our residents have the opportunity for homeownership and residency in Boulder County. We appreciate everyone who took the time to exercise their right to vote during this year’s election. Voting in odd-year elections is just as important as voting in even-year elections.”

“The overwhelming support for Boulder County’s beloved open space is clear,” said Commissioner Ashley Stolzmann. “The ongoing funding approved by voters through the open space ballot measure means the county can continue to improve and manage 116,000 acres of land, as well as acquire new open space, including trail connections.”

“The extension of the Nederland EcoPass program is great news for people who live and work in Nederland,” said Commissioner Claire Levy. “The extension of the funding will mean the program can continue to provide an EcoPass to Nederland residents at no cost while also providing access to free and sustainable transportation for people who commute there.”

The ballot measures are available on the county’s website.

To find out about voting in Boulder County, visit the elections website.

*Ballot processing is ongoing. Visit the Boulder County Clerk & Recorder’s Ballot Processing Election Night & Beyond website to learn more about the post-election ballot processing activities and public events, such as the risk-limiting audit and certification.

Collage of all three Boulder County Commissioners