Colorado Election Security Receives High Grade

A report released earlier this month awarded Colorado high marks for election security. The report, released by the Center for American Progress, examined election security based on seven factors, including voting machine certification requirements and post-election audits. Colorado received a B along with 11 other states, the highest grade given by the Center for American Progress. The state was singled out for being the first  state to conduct mandatory risk-limiting post-election audits.  One of the issues Colorado was criticized for allowing on-line absentee voting for those not in the country. Secretary of State Wayne Williams disagreed with this criticism, noting that Colorado has added safeguards for sending and receiving those types of ballots on on-line.  Colorado ranks second in the nation in the number of ballots transmitted to citizens living overseas, based on the population of eligible voters in the state. To view the report from the Center for American Progress, click here. 

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