The City and County Clerk for Broomfield conducted a coordinated election on November 5, 2013. At that election, Broomfield voters narrowly approved one of the questions on the ballot, Ballot Question 300, a five-year ban on hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking." There was a 17 vote margin of victory. State law requires a mandatory recount if the difference between the votes "For" a question and the votes "Against" a question is less than or equal to one-half of one percent of the votes cast for prevailing choice. In this instance, the 17-vote difference fell within that margin, triggering a mandatory recount. This report outlines the Office's concerns with the City and County of Broomfield Coordinated Election. As of the date of this report, and based on the information provided by the Clerk's office, the Clerk's errors in conducting the election cast doubt on the legality of numerous votes. The conclusions in this report are based on the most current information available. These conclusions may change if different information comes to light., "November 27, 2013.", Online resource; title from PDF cover (viewed January 2018)
Colorado makes voting as easy as possible. Colorado's election model consists of 3 parts: mail ballots, same day registration, and vote centers. The 2018 revision includes the specific dates for the 2018 election e.g. when the mail ballots have to be mailed, date of election/last day to register to vote, etc., presented by the Colorado Secretary of State's Office., video file MPEG 17MB, Streaming video files available in MP4 (17 MB), Produced by Colorado Department of State., Title from opening frame.
The Department of State recently compared Colorado's voter registration database with driver's license records to determine whether non-citizens are registered to vote in Colorado., Online resource; title from PDF caption (viewed January 2018)
Three initiatives integrate cyber security resources to protect Colorado elections: 1) Securing the statewide voter registration system; 2) Securing overseas and military ballot return with encryption; 3) Colorado threat information sharing and joint fusion center. These initiatives make Colorado one of the safest states to cast a ballot resulting in one of the highest voter turnout., video file MPEG 117MB, "NASS IDEAS award 2018.", Streaming video files available in MP4 (117 MB), Produced by Colorado Department of State., Title from opening screen.
In most states voters must register to vote prior to Election Day. Same Day Registration (SDR) allows an elector to register and cast their vote at the same time during an early voting period. Election Day Registration (EDR) allows an elector to register and vote on Election Day. Eight states plus the District of Columbia presently offer EDR. Another two states--California and Connecticut--have enacted same day registration but have not implemented it. Legislation is pending in fourteen states to adopt SDR/ EDR. Colorado has one of the highest registration and turnout rates in the country without SDR/EDR. Implementing these changes does not increase registration or participation noticeably and requires additional costs., "April 15, 2013.", Online resource; title from PDF caption (viewed January 2018), Includes bibliographic references.
Saguache County held its general election on November 2, 2010. Voters cast approximately 2,400 ballots in the District 3 County Commissioner and County Clerk and Recorder races. The Saguache County Clerk released inaccurate election night results. The release of the incorrect results ultimately put the elections integrity in question. A District Court Judge authorized the Secretary of State to conduct a public review of the final tabulation to remove doubt about the election results. That review was conducted August 29-31, 2011., "October 11, 2011.", Online resource; title from PDF cover (viewed March 2016)