Proposition 106: Voters approve medical aid in dying

The USPS is urging voters to send in their ballots now.

The USPS is urging voters to send in their ballots now.

DENVER — Terminally ill patients in Colorado will have the option to request a prescription from their doctor to peacefully die after Proposition 106 passed Tuesday night.

Patients must have a terminal diagnosis of six months or less in order to ask for the medication.

With 47 of 64 counties reporting early Wednesday morning, the proposition was leading with 64.7 percent of the vote with 35.3 percent voting against.

The proposition models the “Death with Dignity” law in Oregon that passed two decades ago.

With 63 percent of the vote, the proposition had 1,470,293 votes with 803,420 against.