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Elbert County clerk turns over his voting system copies after judge’s order

A Colorado county clerk who made copies of voting system hard drives has turned over two copies to state officials under a judge’s order. Court records show that Elbert County Clerk Dallas Schroeder provided the copies in separate, sealed metal containers before Wednesday’s deadline along with information in response to questions from Democratic Colorado Secretary […]

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The Tina Peters saga explained: Everything that’s happened with Mesa County’s clerk

A Mesa County grand jury has indicted county Clerk Tina Peters on 10 charges related to a security breach of the county’s election system in 2021. The case still must be proved in court, but it comes alongside separate criminal probes by state and federal authorities. The Republican clerk was a political newcomer when she […]

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Conservative dark-money group battles to keep its donors secret in showdown with Colorado’s secretary of state

A deep-pocketed nonprofit that has directed millions of dollars to conservative causes in Colorado over the past two years is heading for a showdown with Democratic Secretary of State Jena Griswold over whether it can keep its donors secret. Last week, an administrative law judge recommended a $40,000 fine for Unite for Colorado after it […]

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Griswold: Colorado’s model again sets the nation’s standard in historic election

In the most difficult, most scrutinized, and most contentious general election in modern history, Coloradans rose to the challenge. While results are yet to be finalized and ballots are still being processed, it is nevertheless clear that the turnout for the 2020 election in our state has been historic.  As of Nov. 12, 3,314,960 Coloradans […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Colorado election officials must verify a voter’s signature to count a ballot. Here’s how it works.

Perhaps your signature is picture-perfect cursive letters. Or maybe it’s a messy scrawl. Either way, you may be wondering: How do Colorado election officials verify that the signature on your ballot envelope is actually yours? Colorado election officials begin mailing ballots to registered active voters Friday and voters should receive them in the next week. […]

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As Donald Trump pushes disinformation, Colorado election officials reassure public on voting

More than 1.6 million Coloradans turned out for the June primary two months ago. Fewer than 11,000 voted in person at polling places, where coronavirus precautions were in place. Instead, voters across the state took the ballots they received in the mail and returned them primarily to drop-off boxes. The voting methods in Colorado are […]