Colorado Senate State, Veterans and Military Affairs Committee hearing, with NPV bill sponsor Senator Mike Foote and Secretary of State Jena Griswold testifying in favor of the bill

Colorado Senate State, Veterans and Military Affairs Committee hearing, with NPV bill sponsor Senator Mike Foote and Secretary of State Jena Griswold testifying in favor of the bill


Colorado has a proud history with the National Popular Vote

In 2006 Colorado was actually the first legislative body in the country to pass the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact (NPVIC), when the Colorado Senate passed the bill with bipartisan support. That year, however, it didn’t pass the House. The same thing happened the following year. In 2009 the reverse happened, with passage in the House, but not the Senate. In 2017 it didn’t make it out of the Colorado Senate.

All that changed in 2019. Senator Mike Foote introduced SB19-042, requesting that Colorado join the NPVIC. It was co-sponsored by Representatives Emily Sirota and Jeni Arndt. The bill passed both sides of the legislature, and was signed into law on March 15, 2019.

Once states with 270 Electoral College votes sign on to the Compact (we are at 181 now), and it goes into effect, Coloradans vote for the U.S. President will matter beyond our state’s border!

Every Colorado voter’s choice is amplified as a part of this powerful compact, every vote is counted directly for the voter’s chosen candidate, and no one’s vote is cancelled out because it didn’t go along with the majority.