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International visitors go behind the scenes to see how Colorado got its reputation as one of the safest states to vote

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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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]