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Jefferson County election workers collect ballots on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019, at a 24-hour drop box outside Green Mountain Recreation Center in Lakewood.

It's a baby election, they say. Off-year elections have no drama.

Not so this year.

In a vote that could take the teeth out of the Taxpayers Bill of Rights, Proposition CC would allow the state to keep future tax refunds to support K-12 schools, higher education and transportation. Because of the mercurial nature of refunds, only one-time only expenditures are eligible. STORY: Proposition CC: The TABOR debate hits the ballot

In the other statewide ballot measure, Proposition DD asks voters to decriminalize online sports gambling and tax the proceeds to fund water projects. It's a question made possible by a Supreme Court decision. STORY: Sports betting: Would it be a game changer for Colorado? 

Here are some other issues on ballots. Check back throughout Tuesday for updates:

Colorado Mayoral Races: Headlining the "must watch" list of Colorado mayoral races: the challenge between former U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman, a Republican, and Democrat Omar Montgomery. Montgomery has been endorsed by, among others, Democratic U.S. Rep. Jason Crow, who beat Coffman at the polls in 2018. STORY: Aurora mayoral race has top billing among municipal contests

Denver Ballot Issues: The Denver City Council is using the 2019 vote to reorganize (and, in one case, rebrand) some departments. In one ballot item, voters will decide if emergency medical technicians can be added to the city's fire department. STORY: Denver voters weigh in on ballot initiatives 2A, 2B, 2C and 2D

School board races in Colorado's largest districts: In Douglas County, one challenger, Kory Nelson, has drawn controversy for a Facebook post over whether teachers should carry guns in school. The post ended with, “Let the D[emocrat] teachers wear the safety vests with the label ‘I don't care to defend myself or my students’ with a bullseye." STORY: School board races heat up in DougCo, JeffCo

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