Should Colorado Stay On Daylight Saving Time All Year Long? [POLL]
Colorado voters may be getting the chance to decide of the state should stay on Daylight Saving Time all year long. A Lakewood couple is trying to get the measure on the 2016 ballot.
According to the Denver Post, Sean and Teri Johnson, of Lakewood, want Colorado voters to have the chance to vote on keeping Daylight Saving Time, otherwise known as Colorado Mountain Daylight Time, in place all year long. Instead of setting our clocks back an hour in the fall, the time would not change.
It's not the first time it's come up. Three years ago, Colorado lawmakers rejected a similar proposal because of programming costs to the State Department of Revenue.
Parents of small children tend to lean against the idea of year-round Daylight Saving because of the darkness issue when kids are starting their school day. The other side of the coin is children having an extra hour to be outdoors after school.
But, first on the agenda is getting the measure on the ballot, which requires the gathering of more than 86,000 valid signatures.That process most likely begins next year.
Personally, I like the idea of having Mountain Daylight Time all year long. An extra hour of daylight in the morning does me absolutely no good in the winter, while the extra time at the end of the day can be utilized in a variety of ways. Having said that, however, I can certainly understand the objections that may be raised by parents.
It would be great to let Colorado voters make the choice. Although, now that I think about it, that might not be such a great idea, considering how the marijuana vote turned out.
Take the poll below and let us now how you feel about keeping Daylight Saving Time all year long in Colorado.