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Colorado Voting

Samantha Lachman

In Colorado's First All-Mail Election, Voters Are Being Hassled Like Never Before | Samantha Lachman | Posted 11.02.2014 | Home

DENVER -- "The sooner you get it in, the sooner they stop calling you." That's what Kristyne Brenner, a resident of the Denver suburb of Greenwood...

Does Gessler Support the Election Rules Issued by His Own Office?

Jason Salzman | Posted 12.22.2013 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Will Gessler again be asked to step up to a talk-radio microphone and explain if he still thinks, like he said before, that Colorado's new election law mandates that "you don't have to live in the district in order to be able to vote there?"

Sabrina Siddiqui

Democrats Decry Voting Process In Colorado Recall | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 09.10.2013 | Home

WASHINGTON -- The first recall election in Colorado's history will determine on Tuesday the fate of two Democratic lawmakers, Senate President John Mo...

Election-Day Registration Doesn't Favor Dems or the GOP

Jason Salzman | Posted 06.17.2013 | Denver
Jason Salzman

I called Associate Professor Michael McDonald at George Mason University, and he told me that early voting and same-day registration may, in some situations, benefit Democrats and, in others, benefit Republicans.

Why Not Do Better in Colorado Elections?

Jason Salzman | Posted 06.15.2013 | Denver
Jason Salzman

What are we if don't do everything possible, within safety constraints, to make our elections wide open to every citizen who wants to vote?

Boulder Church Leaves Anti-Abortion Display Up At Polling Place

The Boulder Daily Camera | Erica Meltzer | Posted 01.06.2013 | Denver

Boulder County voters whose polling place is Sacred Heart of Mary Catholic Church on South Boulder Road can expect to walk past an anti-abortion displ...


The Colorado Independent | John Tomasic | Posted 10.11.2012 | Denver

From The Colorado Independent's John Tomasic. DENVER– Today is the last day to register to vote in the Centennial state and NewEra Colorado, a yo...

The Nearly Non-Citizen Purges: Why Florida and Colorado (Almost) Call it Quits

Diana Kasdan | Posted 09.14.2012 | Home
Diana Kasdan

In the world's greatest democracy, the rules cannot be manipulated by politicians at the last minute, everyone must be treated equally and fairly, and no eligible citizen should be denied the right to vote.

State Legislatures Wind Down, Purge Programs Pick Up

Diana Kasdan | Posted 10.27.2012 | Miami
Diana Kasdan

This recent uptick in efforts to purge the voter rolls is the latest example of politicians and political operatives manipulating the rules to their own advantage to protect their own interests, not the rights of voters.

Crisis of Confidence in Our Election System? Or in Our Secretary of State?

Jason Salzman | Posted 08.13.2012 | Denver
Jason Salzman

If the facts about Colorado's election system are reported, it's more likely that voters will have a crisis of confidence in our Secretary of State, not our voting system.

Military Voters Deserve a Mail Ballot

Richard Allen Smith | Posted 06.23.2012 | Denver
Richard Allen Smith

This year, Colorado lawmakers can pass a bill that will protect the right to vote for active military overseas.

It's No Secret: Should Your Ballot Be Public?

Posted 03.08.2012 | Denver

Colorado's Secretary of State Scott Gessler (recently nicknamed the "honey badger" in homage to a sassy viral video), oft laments the negative media c...

Our Secretary of State as a Punch Line

Ellen Dumm | Posted 05.08.2012 | Denver
Ellen Dumm

Colorado is a key swing state in a presidential election that has a hyper-partisan secretary of state who has become a joke. The two make a difficult combination.

Colorado Tops Country in Bad Treatment of Some Registered Voters

Jason Salzman | Posted 12.24.2011 | Denver
Jason Salzman

It seems crazy that in Colorado, you won't necessarily get a ballot in the mail, like other good and decent registered voters, if you missed voting in just one election.

Gessler Threatens Criminal Investigations Into Suspect Voters If Bill Doesn't Pass

The Durango Herald | Joe Hanel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER -- Secretary of State Scott Gessler will push for criminal investigations of people with suspect voter registration unless the Legislature give...

House Advances Bill Requiring Photo ID's To Vote

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

A bill that would require Colorado voters to show a government-issued photo ID before voting passed on second reading in the House on Monday. House...

Colorado Ponders Move To June Primary

Face the State | Peter Blake | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Colorado might advance its primary election from mid-August to late June in 2012 because of a federal mandate even Republicans wouldn't dare resist. ...

Weld County Will Post Deputies At High Volume Voting Sites To Keep Peace

The Denver Post | Monte Whaley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

GREELEY -- Weld County will post deputies at four high-volume voting centers for the Nov. 2 election to help keep the peace, say county officials. ...

Ballot Bedlam

Aaron Harber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Aaron Harber

Did Starbucks design the Colorado ballot knowing some voters will need a shot of caffeine just to finish voting?

Tipping the Scales -- Up to 10,000 Registrations Deemed Incomplete in Colorado

Martin Markovits | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Martin Markovits

The people most affected by the disqualified registration forms are mainly first-time voters who tend to be college students and minorities.