Election Contests and Ballot Measures

November 2, 2010 Colorado General Election

Colorado

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US Senate
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Ken Buck - R
Websitewww.buckforcolorado.com
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Michael Bennet - D
Websitebennetforcolorado.com
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Bob Kinsey - G
Websitewww.kinseyforsenate.org
Maclyn "Mac" Stringer - L
Websitemacforcolorado.com
Charley Miller
Websitecharleymiller2010.wordpress.com
J. Moromisato
Websitewww.jmoromisatoussenate.com
Jason Napolitano - I
Websitewww.napolitanoforcolorado.com
Bruce E. Lohmiller
Michele M. Newman
Websitewww.newman-senate-co.com
Robert Rank - R
US House of Representatives
U.S. House Of Representatives Congressional District 1
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Diana L. DeGette - D
Websitewww.degette.com
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Mike Fallon - R
Websitewww.fallon4congress.com
Clint Jones - L
Websiteclintforcongress.com
Chris Styskal - ACP
Websitewww.chrisstyskal.com
Gary Swing - G
Websitewww.newmenu.org/swingvoter
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U.S. House Of Representatives Congressional District 2
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Stephen Bailey - R
Websitewww.stephenbaileyforcongress.com
Jenna Goss - C
Websitegoss4congress.com
Curtis Harris - L
Websitewww.harrisagainstcongress.com
Jared Polis - D
Websitewww.polisforcongress.com
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Henry Raibourn
U.S. House Of Representatives Congressional District 3
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James Fritz
Gregory Gilman - L
John W. Hargis, Sr.
Websitejohnwhargissr4congress.webs.com
John Salazar - D
Websitewww.salazarforcongress.com
Jake Segrest
Websitewww.jakesegrest.com
Scott R. Tipton - R
Websitevotetipton.com
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U.S. House Of Representatives Congressional District 4
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Doug Aden - C
Cory Gardner - R
Websitecorygardnerforsenate.com
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Betsy Markey - D
Websitewww.betsymarkey.com
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Ken "Wasko" Waszkiewicz
U.S. House Of Representatives Congressional District 5
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Kevin Bradley - D
Websitewww.bradleyforhouse.com
Jerell Klaver - L
Websitejerellklaver.com
Doug Lamborn - R
Websitelambornforcongress.com
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Brian X. Scott - C
U.S. House Of Representatives Congressional District 6
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Mike Coffman - R
Websitewww.coffmanforcongress.com
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John Flerlage - D
Websitewww.flerlageforcongress.com
Michael Shawn Kearns
Websitewww.michael-s-kearns.com
Rob McNealy - L
Websitewww.robmcnealy.com
U.S. House Of Representatives Congressional District 7
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Buck Bailey - L
Websitevotebuckbailey.com
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Ryan Frazier - R
Websitewww.frazierforcolorado.com
Ed Perlmutter - D
Websiteperlmutterforcolorado.com
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Governor / LT Governor
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John Hickenlooper - D
Websitewww.hickenlooperforcolorado.com
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Joseph Garcia - D
Websitewww.colorado.gov/ltgovernor
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Dan Maes - R
Tambor Williams - R
Jaimes Brown - L
Websitejaimesbrowncoloradogovernor2010.com
Kenneth P. Wyble - L
Tom Tancredo - R
Websitewww.tancredoforgovernor.org
Jason R. Clark - I
Websitewww.jasonclarkforgovernor.com
Paul Noel Fiorino
Websitewww.civicsatisfaction.com
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Heather Anne Mckibbin - U
Willie Travis
Ed E. Coron
Michael R. Moore
Websitecogovforthepeople.com
Sherry Cusson
Peter J. Carr
Websitecarrforgovofco.com
Antoinette M. Schaeffer
Holly Cremeens
Stephanie Mercer
Joseph Garcia - D
Websitewww.colorado.gov/ltgovernor
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Tambor Williams - R
Kenneth P. Wyble - L
Ed E. Coron
Sherry Cusson
Colorado Statewide Offices
Secretary Of State
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Scott Gessler - R
Websitewww.scottgessler.com
Bernie Buescher - D
Websitewww.berniebuescher.com
Amanda Campbell - C
Treasurer
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Walker Stapleton - R
Websitewww.stapletonforcolorado.com
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Cary Kennedy - D
Websitewww.kennedyfortreasurer.com
Attorney General
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Stan Garnett - D
Websitewww.garnettforag.com
John Suthers - R
Websitewww.suthersforag.com
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University Of Colorado Regent At-large
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Melissa Hart - D
Steve Bosley - R
Websitebosleyourcuregent.com
Jesse B. Wallace - L
Websitewww.disclosurenow.com
Referendums and Ballot Measures
Amendment P (Constitutional) - Regulation of Games of Chance
Section 2 (2), (3), And (6) Of Article Xviii Of The Constitution Of The State Of Colorado Are Amended To Read: Section 2. Lotteries Prohibited - Exceptions. (2) No Game Of Chance Pursuant To This Subsection (2) And Subsections (3) And (4) Of This Section Shall Be Conducted By Any Person, Firm, Or Organization, Unless A License As Provided For In This Subsection (2) Has Been Issued To The Firm Or Organization Conducting Such Games Of Chance. The Secretary Of State Licensing Authority Designated In Accordance With Subsection (6) Of This Section Shall, Upon Application Therefor On Such Forms As Shall Be Prescribed By The Secretary Of State Licensing Authority And Upon The Payment Of An Annual Fee As Determined By The General Assembly, Issue A License For The Conducting Of Such Games Of Chance To Any Bona Fide Chartered Branch Or Lodge Or Chapter Of A National Or State Organization Or To Any Bona Fide Religious, Charitable, Labor, Fraternal, Educational, Voluntary Firemen'S Or Veterans' Organization Which That Operates Without Profit To Its Members. And Which Has The General Assembly May Provide By Law A Minimum Period Of Time For Which A Corporation Or Organization Shall Have Existed Continuously And Had A Dues-Paying Membership In Order To Qualify For A License. The General Assembly May Also Provide By Law For The Period Of Time During Which A License Shall Be In Effect. Until Such Time As The General Assembly Provides Such Minimum Periods Of Time, In Order To Be Eligible For Licensure, A Corporation Or Organization Shall Have Been In Existence Continuously For A Period Of Five Years Immediately Prior To The Making Of Said Application For Such License And Has Shall Have Had During The Entire Five-Year Period A Dues-Paying Membership Engaged In Carrying Out The Objects Of Said Corporation Or Organization, Such License To Expire At The End Of Each Calendar Year In Which It Was Issued. (3) The License Issued By The Secretary Of State Licensing Authority Shall Authorize And Permit The Licensee To Conduct Games Of Chance, Restricted To The Selling Of Rights To Participate And The Awarding Of Prizes In The Specific Kind Of Game Of Chance Commonly Known As Bingo Or Lotto, In Which Prizes Are Awarded On The Basis Of Designated Numbers Or Symbols On A Card Conforming To Numbers Or Symbols Selected At Random And In The Specific Game Of Chance Commonly Known As Raffles, Conducted By The Drawing Of Prizes Or By The Allotment Of Prizes By Chance. (6) The All Licensing Under, And Enforcement Of, This Section Shall Be Under Such Official Or Department Of Government Of The State Of Colorado As The General Assembly Shall Provide. Until Such Time As The General Assembly So Provides, Said Authority Shall Be Vested In The Executive Director Of The Department Of Revenue. Section 2. Each Elector Voting At Said Election And Desirous Of Voting For Or Against Said Amendment Shall Cast A Vote As Provided By Law Either "Yes" Or "No" On The Proposition: "Shall There Be An Amendment To Section 2 Of Article Xviii Of The Constitution Of The State Of Colorado, Concerning The Regulation Of Games Of Chance By An Authority Specified By The General Assembly?" Section 3. The Votes Cast For The Adoption Or Rejection Of Said Amendment Shall Be Canvassed And The Result Determined In The Manner Provided By Law For The Canvassing Of Votes For Representatives In Congress, And If A Majority Of The Electors Voting On The Question Shall Have Voted "Yes", The Said Amendment Shall Become A Part Of The State Constitution.
Amendment Q (Constitutional) - Temporary Location for the State Seat of Government
Section 1. At The Next Election At Which Such Question May Be Submitted, There Shall Be Submitted To The Registered Electors Of The State Of Colorado, For Their Approval Or Rejection, The Following Amendment To The Constitution Of The State Of Colorado, To Wit: Section 3 Of Article Viii Of The Constitution Of The State Of Colorado Is Amended To Read: Section 3. Seat Of Government - How Changed - Definitions. (1) When The Seat Of Government Shall Have Been Located In The City And County Of Denver As Herein Provided In Section 2 Of This Article, The Location Thereof Shall Not Thereafter Be Changed, Except By A Vote Of Two-Thirds Of All The Qualified Electors Of The State Voting On That Question, At A General Election, At Which The Question Of Location Of The Seat Of Government Shall Have Been Submitted By The General Assembly. (2) Notwithstanding The Provisions Of Subsection (1) Of This Section, If The Governor Determines That A Disaster Emergency Exists That Substantially Affects The Ability Of The State Government To Operate In The City And County Of Denver, The Governor May Issue An Executive Order Declaring A Disaster Emergency. After Declaring The Disaster Emergency And After Consulting With The Chief Justice Of The Supreme Court, The President Of The Senate, And The Speaker Of The House Of Representatives, The Governor May Designate A Temporary Meeting Location For The General Assembly. (3) After The Declaration Of A Disaster Emergency By The Governor, The General Assembly Shall Convene At The Temporary Meeting Location, Whether During Regular Session Or In A Special Session Convened By The Governor Or By Written Request By Two-Thirds Of The Members Of Each House. The General Assembly, Acting By Bill, May Then Designate A Temporary Location For The Seat Of Government. The Bill Shall Contain A Date On Which The Temporary Location Of The Seat Of Government Shall Expire. (4) As Used In This Section: (A) "Disaster Emergency" Means The Occurrence Or Imminent Threat Of Widespread Or Severe Damage, Injury, Illness, Or Loss Of Life Or Property Resulting From An Epidemic Or A Natural, Man-Made, Or Technological Cause. (B) "Seat Of Government" Means The Location Of The Legislative, Executive, And Judicial Branches Of The State Of Section 2. Each Elector Voting At Said Election And Desirous Of Voting For Or Against Said Amendment Shall Cast A Vote As Provided By Law Either "Yes" Or "No" On The Proposition: "Shall There Be An Amendment To Section 3 Of Article Viii Of The Constitution Of The State Of Colorado, Concerning A Process For Temporarily Moving The Seat Of Government In A Disaster Emergency That Substantially Affects The Ability Of The State Government To Operate In The City And County Of Denver, And, In Connection Therewith, Requiring The General Assembly To Convene In A Temporary Meeting Location Designated By The Governor And Authorizing The General Assembly To Determine By Law A Temporary Location For The Seat Of Government Of The State?" Section 3. The Votes Cast For The Adoption Or Rejection Of Said Amendment Shall Be Canvassed And The Result Determined In The Manner Provided By Law For The Canvassing Of Votes For Representatives In Congress, And If A Majority Of The Electors Voting On The Question Shall Have Voted "Yes", The Said Amendment Shall Become A Part Of The State Constitution.
Amendment R (Constitutional) - Exempt Possessory Interests in Real Property
Section 1. At The Next Election At Which Such Question May Be Submitted, There Shall Be Submitted To The Registered Electors Of The State Of Colorado, For Their Approval Or Rejection, The Following Amendment To The Constitution Of The State Of Colorado, To Wit: Section 3 (1) (B) Of Article X Of The Constitution Of The State Of Colorado Is Amended To Read: Section 3. Uniform Taxation - Exemptions. (1) (B) (I) Residential Real Property, Which Shall Include All Residential Dwelling Units And The Land, As Defined By Law, On Which Such Units Are Located, And Mobile Home Parks, But Shall Not Include Hotels And Motels, Shall Be Valued For Assessment At Twenty-One Percent Of Its Actual Value. For The Property Tax Year Commencing January 1, 1985, The General Assembly Shall Determine The Percentage Of The Aggregate Statewide Valuation For Assessment Which Is Attributable To Residential Real Property. For Each Subsequent Year, The General Assembly Shall Again Determine The Percentage Of The Aggregate Statewide Valuation For Assessment Which Is Attributable To Each Class Of Taxable Property, After Adding In The Increased Valuation For Assessment Attributable To New Construction And To Increased Volume Of Mineral And Oil And Gas Production. For Each Year In Which There Is A Change In The Level Of Value Used In Determining Actual Value, The General Assembly Shall Adjust The Ratio Of Valuation For Assessment For Residential Real Property Which Is Set Forth In This Paragraph (B) As Is Necessary To Insure That The Percentage Of The Aggregate Statewide Valuation For Assessment Which Is Attributable To Residential Real Property Shall Remain The Same As It Was In The Year Immediately Preceding The Year In Which Such Change Occurs. Such Adjusted Ratio Shall Be The Ratio Of Valuation For Assessment For Residential Real Property For Those Years For Which Such New Level Of Value Is Used. In Determining The Adjustment To Be Made In The Ratio Of Valuation For Assessment For Residential Real Property, The Aggregate Statewide Valuation For Assessment That Is Attributable To Residential Real Property Shall Be Calculated As If The Full Actual Value Of All Owner-Occupied Primary Residences That Are Partially Exempt From Taxation Pursuant To Section 3.5 Of This Article Was Subject To Taxation. All Other Taxable Property Shall Be Valued For Assessment At Twenty-Nine Percent Of Its Actual Value. However, The Valuation For Assessment For Producing Mines, As Defined By Law, And Lands Or Leaseholds Producing Oil Or Gas, As Defined By Law, Shall Be A Portion Of The Actual Annual Or Actual Average Annual Production Therefrom, Based Upon The Value Of The Unprocessed Material, According To Procedures Prescribed By Law For Different Types Of Minerals. Non-Producing Unpatented Mining Claims, Which Are Possessory Interests In Real Property By Virtue Of Leases From The United States Of America, Shall Be Exempt From Property Taxation. Other Possessory Interests In Real Property Shall Be Exempt From Property Taxation As Specified In Subparagraph (Ii) Of This Paragraph (B). (Ii) (A) For The Property Tax Year Commencing On January 1, 2012, A Possessory Interest In Real Property Shall Be Exempt From The Levy And Collection Of Property Tax If The Actual Value Of Such Possessory Interest In Real Property Is Less Than Or Equal To Six Thousand Dollars. (B) For Property Tax Years Commencing On Or After January 1, 2013, A Possessory Interest In Real Property Shall Be Exempt From The Levy And Collection Of Property Tax If The Actual Value Of Such Possessory Interest In Real Property Is Less Than Or Equal To Six Thousand Dollars Adjusted Biennially To Account For Inflation As Defined In Section 20 (2) (F) Of Article X Of This Constitution. On Or Before November 1, 2012, And On Or Before November 1 Of Each Even-Numbered Year Thereafter, The Property Tax Administrator Shall Calculate The Amount Of The Exemption For The Next Two-Year Cycle Using Inflation For The Prior Two Calendar Years As Of The Date Of The Calculation. The Adjusted Exemption Shall Be Rounded Upward To The Nearest One-Hundred-Dollar Increment. The Administrator Shall Certify The Amount Of The Exemption For The Next Two-Year Cycle And Publish The Amount In A Manner Provided By Law. Section 2. Each Elector Voting At Said Election And Desirous Of Voting For Or Against Said Amendment Shall Cast A Vote As Provided By Law Either "Yes" Or "No" On The Proposition: "Shall There Be An Amendment To Section 3 (1) (B) Of Article X Of The Constitution Of The State Of Colorado, Concerning An Exemption From Property Taxation For A Possessory Interest In Real Property If The Actual Value Of The Interest Is Less Than Or Equal To Six Thousand Dollars Or Such Amount Adjusted For Inflation?" Section 3. The Votes Cast For The Adoption Or Rejection Of Said Amendment Shall Be Canvassed And The Result Determined In The Manner Provided By Law For The Canvassing Of Votes For Representatives In Congress, And If A Majority Of The Electors Voting On The Question Shall Have Voted "Yes", The Said Amendment Shall Become A Part Of The State Constitution.
Amendment 61 (Constitutional) - State and Local Debt Limitations
An amendment to the Colorado constitution concerning limitations on government borrowing, and, in connection therewith, prohibiting future borrowing in any form by state government; requiring voter approval of future borrowing by local governmental entities; limiting the form, term, and amount of total borrowing by each local governmental entity; directing all current borrowing to be paid; and reducing tax rates after certain borrowing is fully repaid.The ballot title and submission clause as designated and fixed by the Board is as follows: Shall there be an amendment to the Colorado constitution concerning limitations on government borrowing, and, in connection therewith, prohibiting future borrowing in any form by state government; requiring voter approval of future borrowing by local governmental entities; limiting the form, term, and amount of total borrowing by each local governmental entity; directing all current borrowing to be paid; and reducing tax rates after certain borrowing is fully repaid?
Amendment 60 (Constitutional) - Property Taxes
An amendment to the Colorado constitution concerning government charges on property, and, in connection therewith, allowing petitions in all districts for elections to lower property taxes; specifying requirements for property tax elections; requiring enterprises and authorities to pay property taxes but offsetting the revenues with lower tax rates; prohibiting enterprises and unelected boards from levying fees or taxes on property; setting expiration dates for certain tax rate and revenue increases; requiring school districts to reduce property tax rates and replacing the revenue with state aid; and eliminating property taxes that exceed the dollar amount included in an approved ballot question, that exceed state property tax laws, policies, and limits existing in 1992 that have been violated, changed, or weakened without state voter approval, or that were not approved by voters without certain ballot language.The ballot title and submission clause as designated and fixed by the Board is as follows: Shall there be an amendment to the Colorado constitution concerning government charges on property, and, in connection therewith, allowing petitions in all districts for elections to lower property taxes; specifying requirements for property tax elections; requiring enterprises and authorities to pay property taxes but offsetting the revenues with lower tax rates; prohibiting enterprises and unelected boards from levying fees or taxes on property; setting expiration dates for certain tax rate and revenue increases; requiring school districts to reduce property tax rates and replacing the revenue with state aid; and eliminating property taxes that exceed the dollar amount included in an approved ballot question, that exceed state property tax laws, policies, and limits existing in 1992 that have been violated, changed, or weakened without state voter approval, or that were not approved by voters without certain ballot language?
Amendment 62 (Constitutional) - Definition of Person
An amendment to the Colorado constitution applying the term "person", as used in those provisions of the Colorado constitution relating to inalienable rights, equality of justice, and due process of law, to every human being from the beginning of the biological development of that human being.The ballot title and submission clause as designated and fixed by the Board is as follows: Shall there be an amendment to the Colorado constitution applying the term "person", as used in those provisions of the Colorado constitution relating to inalienable rights, equality of justice, and due process of law, to every human being from the beginning of the biological development of that human being?
Amendment 63 (Constitutional) - Health Care Choice
An amendment to the Colorado constitution concerning the right of all persons to health care choice, and, in connection therewith, prohibiting the state independently or at the instance of the United States from adopting or enforcing any statute, regulation, resolution, or policy that requires a person to participate in a public or private health insurance or coverage plan or that denies, restricts, or penalizes the right or ability of a person to make or receive direct payments for lawful health care services; and exempting from the effects of the amendment emergency medical treatment required to be provided by hospitals, health facilities, and health care providers or health benefits provided under workers' compensation or similar insurance.The ballot title and submission clause as designated and fixed by the Board is as follows: Shall there be an amendment to the Colorado constitution concerning the right of all persons to health care choice, and, in connection therewith, prohibiting the state independently or at the instance of the United States from adopting or enforcing any statute, regulation, resolution, or policy that requires a person to participate in a public or private health insurance or coverage plan or that denies, restricts, or penalizes the right or ability of a person to make or receive direct payments for lawful health care services; and exempting from the effects of the amendment emergency medical treatment required to be provided by hospitals, health facilities, and health care providers or health benefits provided under workers' compensation or similar insurance?
Proposition 101 (Statutory) - Motor Vehicle, Income, and Telecommunications Taxes and Fees
An amendment to the Colorado Revised Statutes concerning limits on government charges, and, in connection therewith, reducing vehicle ownership taxes over four years to nominal amounts; ending taxes on vehicle rentals and leases; phasing in over four years a $10,000 vehicle sale price tax exemption; setting total yearly registration, license, and title charges at $10 per vehicle; repealing other specific vehicle charges; lowering the state income tax rate to 4.5% and phasing in a further reduction in the rate to 3.5%; ending state and local taxes and charges, except 911 charges, on telecommunication service customer accounts; and stating that, with certain specified exceptions, any added charges on vehicles and telecommunication service customer accounts shall be tax increases.The ballot title and submission clause as designated and fixed by the Board is as follows: Shall there be an amendment to the Colorado Revised Statutes concerning limits on government charges, and, in connection therewith, reducing vehicle ownership taxes over four years to nominal amounts; ending taxes on vehicle rentals and leases; phasing in over four years a $10,000 vehicle sale price tax exemption; setting total yearly registration, license, and title charges at $10 per vehicle; repealing other specific vehicle charges; lowering the state income tax rate to 4.5% and phasing in a further reduction in the rate to 3.5%; ending state and local taxes and charges, except 911 charges, on telecommunication service customer accounts; and stating that, with certain specified exceptions, any added charges on vehicles and telecommunication service customer accounts shall be tax increases?
Proposition 102 (Statutory) - Criteria for Setting Bail and Type of Bond
An amendment to the Colorado Revised Statutes requiring that only defendants arrested for a first offense, non violent misdemeanor may be recommended for release or actually released to a pretrial services program's supervision in lieu of a cash, property, or professional surety bond.The ballot title and submission clause as designated and fixed by the Board is as follows:Shall there be an amendment to the Colorado Revised Statutes requiring that only defendants arrested for a first offense, non violent misdemeanor may be recommended for release or actually released to a pretrial services program's supervision in lieu of a cash, property, or professional surety bond?
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