Bureau of Land Management
While the outcome of the 2020 presidential election may not be known for a few days, the outcome of several energy-related city and state ballot measures is becoming clear.
Keep in mind that these are partial results, and absentee and mail-in ballots may not be counted for some time. This post will be updated as new information comes in.
A measure to increase oil and gas taxes on the North Slope appears unlikely to pass, with 65% opposing. (68% reporting)
Voters have approved a measure to enter a new franchise agreement with Xcel Energy, effectively ending the city’s effort to establish a municipal utility. (Source: Boulder Daily Camera)
A measure to expand sales tax in Denver to support clean energy appears likely to pass, with 64% supporting (63% reporting)
Voters approve a change to Jacksonville’s charter that will allow the Florida city’s council members to appoint and remove members from the city-owned electric utility’s board of directors. (Source: WJXT)
Two Republican incumbents were leading in races for Georgia’s Public Service Commission with two of 159 precincts yet to report. See latest official results here. (Source: Rome News-Tribune)
Voters approve a constitutional amendment to require a 50% renewable energy standard. (Source: Vox)
A measure to change the state’s Public Regulation Commission appears likely to pass, with 55% supporting (79% reporting) (Source: KQRE)
Former House Speaker Larry Householder was headed toward re-election despite his arrest on bribery charges, though Republicans have indicated they may expel him in the next session. See latest official results here. (Source: Cleveland.com)
Republicans will likely keep their hold on the state’s Railroad Commission, which oversees utility policy. All three seats on the board have been held by Republicans since 1994. (Source: Texas Tribune)