Watching boxes of paper ballots get wheeled into the Denver Elections Division office, checked for signature verification and moved through the entire process to count the votes — on the day before election day, no less — left Chhabi Mahali with three words: “Just simply speechless.” Mahali was among a delegation of civic-minded young professionals […]
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It’s Election Day in Colorado. Here’s what you need to know.
It’s Election Day in Colorado, and there’s still time to vote if you haven’t done so already — and even if you haven’t registered. More than a million registered voters in Colorado have yet to cast a ballot, so if you’re one of those procrastinators there are some important things you should know. Here’s a […]
Personal injury attorney Franklin Azar donates $224,000 to PAC that has district court judge Edward Moss’ retention in its sights
Personal injury attorney Franklin Azar is spending more than $224,000 to try to get 17th Judicial District Court Judge Edward Moss out of office. Azar is the sole donor to Great Judges for a Great Colorado, an independent spending committee that has thus far reported spending nearly $198,000 on television, online and radio ads opposing […]
Colorado has been called the safest place to vote under Republican Wayne Williams’ watch. But Democrat Jena Griswold says things could be better.
Colorado’s Republican Secretary of State Wayne Williams, a lawyer and El Paso County’s former elected clerk and recorder, is being challenged by Democratic attorney Jena Griswold, a first-time candidate in this year’s elections. They’re chasing a job that includes managing the state’s voter registration, elections and campaign finance reporting, and minding vast amounts of data […]
Who’s paying for those political ads? Dark money is tough to track in Colorado
It’s not easy to figure out who paid for a political TV ad or mailer in Colorado. The presence of “dark money” — campaign cash that can’t be traced to its original source — is now a staple each election season. It’s particularly prevalent in the race for governor and battleground state Senate districts. And […]
Check the mail: Colorado’s Election 2018 ballots are on their way today. Here’s what you need to know.
Colorado’s county clerks will begin mailing more than 3 million ballots to voters on Monday as the state’s roughly three-week-long Election Day officially kicks off. About 2 million of those ballots will pass through the U.S. Postal Service’s processing plant in Denver on Monday afternoon and Tuesday alone. Voters this year have a range of […]
Big questions about voting rights — and short-term rentals — splinter tiny Colorado town of Pitkin
Trouble began brewing in the Colorado mountain town of Pitkin the way trouble often begins in small towns: in a debate over the prospect of change. When the tiny Gunnison County municipality held its first trustee election in a decade, the April 2016 vote was really a referendum on whether or not to allow short-term […]