Sometimes it may be difficult to see how legislation in other states affects us here in Colorado. Nowhere is that more evident than the death of the voting rights bill last week. In our state, we have a system that provides both broad access and protection against fraud. Our electorate has one of the highest […]
Republican Pam Anderson, a former county clerk, launches bid to unseat Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold
Republican Pam Anderson, who served two terms as the top elections official in Jefferson County and led an organization representing county clerks across the state, is running to unseat Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold, a Democrat. Anderson, who announced her candidacy Saturday morning during an appearance on a conservative talk radio show, said she […]
Census Bureau: 70% of voters cast early or mail-in ballots during the 2020 election
By Nicholas Riccardi, The Associated Press More than two-thirds of all U.S. citizens of the voting age population participated in the 2020 presidential election, according to a new U.S. Census Bureau report, and 69% of those cast ballots by mail or early in-person voting — methods that Republicans in some states are curtailing. That’s an […]
Fact-check: Colorado makes voting far easier than in Georgia. Here’s how.
Misinformation curveballs about Colorado’s election laws are flying around social media after Major League Baseball decided to move its All-Star Game to Denver from Georgia. The league made the decision after Georgia’s legislature overhauled its election laws in ways that many critics argue will make voting more difficult, especially for people of color and for […]
Colorado election officials say they’re confident voters will be able to cast their votes safely
Colorado election officials are downplaying concerns about Election Day violence and insist voter intimidation has not been a concern, even as a handful of local governments have bolstered election-related safety measures in recent days. Pitkin County officials beefed up election safety by hiring security guards and banning firearms from polling places. Denver officials are preparing […]
Rejected ballots top 10,000 in Colorado. Election officials are working to get them counted.
Jesus Balderrama voted for the first time in a presidential election this year. But a few days after sending in his ballot, which the Grand Junction resident marked for Democrat Joe Biden, he received a letter from election officials about a discrepancy with his signature. The letter directed Balderrama to send a text to a […]
One Colorado couple fled the East Troublesome fire with ballots. For others, voting options are abundant.
With the East Troublesome fire approaching his home, Jim Johnson hurried to the family desk to grab the computer and other electronics. Sitting next to the computer: his mail ballot and the one belonging to his wife. He grabbed them, put them in his briefcase and the couple hit the road about 20 minutes after […]
Nicolais: We have one thing to be thankful for in 2020: Colorado voting
This past week I strolled out my front door, took a 10-minute walk and popped my vote in a ballot drop box outside the government center in Lakewood City Commons. Easy peasy. Over the past few months, I’ve been working tirelessly with people across the country trying to emulate even a modicum of the ease […]
Election officials bolster confidence in election, warn against misinformation at Colorado Sun forum
Colorado election officials on Wednesday sought to bolster voter confidence in the state’s election system and warn against misinformation and disinformation at a virtual forum hosted by The Colorado Sun. Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold said she remained confident in Colorado’s system, a sentiment echoed by her Republican predecessor, Wayne Williams. “I’m very confident […]
Jena Griswold says deleted tweets on reporting election results weren’t misinformation
Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold on Friday denied spreading misinformation in a series of since-deleted statements posted to Twitter, tweets in which she called on national media to pledge not to announce any results on election night. In the tweets sent Thursday night, she warned national media executives that “our democracy cannot be held […]