Recall Petitions for Colorado Governor Jared Polis

I went to Cockpit Craft Distillery, I signed the petition to recall Governor Polis here and I met some great people. I met Matt and I learned he sells a gourmet meat pie here. I had this great alternative flight plan drink! The drink is officially called the Sweet Tea Mojito. It has Fresh mint, Freshly squeezed lime juice, house-made simple syrup, and soda water. Some of the drinks here have a smoke flavor condensed on the glass to bring a cherry, oak, or maple wood flavor. I found this great distillery and signing location at

Come and get it and sign up.

In order to recall a state officeholder (Governor, Attorney General, Secretary of State, State Treasurer, members of the General Assembly, members of the State Board of Education, members of the CU Board of Regents, members of the RTD Board of Directors, and District Attorney), a recall petition must be created and approved by the Secretary of State’s office prior to obtaining signatures. Recall petitions for county offices must be approved by the county clerk & recorder prior to circulation. Members of Congress and US Senators may not be recalled.

An elected official must hold office for 6 months before a recall can be attempted (this rule does not apply to members of the General Assembly, who can be recalled 5 days after the start of the legislative session). No recall can be attempted against an elected official whose term of office will expire within 6 months.

The signature threshold to place a recall question on the ballot for a state or county elected official is 25% of the total votes cast at the last preceding general election for that office.

If a recall petition is found to have a sufficient number of valid signatures, the question of whether to recall the officeholder is placed on the ballot. Below the recall question on the ballot, recall successor candidates will be listed as choices for voters—the officeholder being recalled cannot be a successor candidate. Recall successor candidates access the ballot via the petition rules in 1-4-801 and 1-4-802 of Colorado Revised Statutes.

For laws and rules on recall elections, please refer to Article XXI of the Colorado state constitution (PDF), Article 12 of Title I (PDF) of the Colorado Revised Statutes, and Rule 15 (PDF) of Secretary of State Election Rules.

Name of officeholder: Jared Polis

Office: Governor

Party: Democratic

Proponents: Lori Ann Cutunilli & Greg A Merschel

Petition format approved: 9/14/2020

Petition deadline: 11/13/2020

# of signatures required: 631,266

Date petition submitted:

Sufficient or insufficient:

1. Whereas Governor Polis has abused his emergency power by exceeding the scope of his powers under Colorado's Disaster Emergency Act by issuing a Disaster Declaration through executive order as a vehicle to legitimize confining residents to their homes, forbidding travel, closing businesses and mandating wearing of masks thereby depriving citizens of liberty and property without due process of law.

2. Whereas Governor Polis overstepped his powers and infringed upon the role of the legislative branch when he spent the entirety of 1.6 billion dollars in CARES Act funds without consulting the legislative branch of the Colorado government.

3. Whereas Governor Polis issued unconstitutional Executive Order D2020065, intending to suspend certain statutes that required signature collection to be conducted in person and create temporary rules to allow signatures gathered via e-mail and by mail in violation of Article V Section 1(6) of the Colorado constitution.

4. Whereas Governor Polis explicitly discriminated against houses of worship by issuing Executive Order D2020017 and directing houses of worship to close their doors while allowing "necessary," locations such as marijuana shops to remain open under his stay at home order thereby interfering with the free exercise of religion in violation of Article I of the United States Constitution.

Greg Merschel, one of the people behind Resist Polis PAC — which Coloradans Against Polis was formerly known as — is listed as one of the organizing members of Recall Polis 2020.