Mail-in-ballots go bust

Legislation that would have made every statewide election in Colorado a mail-ballot election was withdrawn by its bipartisan cosponsors last week.

Mail-in ballots have proved successful in many instances, from municipal elections, to statewide primary elections. And because they reduce the need for costly polling places and poll watchers, they save counties a good deal of money. That’s why the Colorado County Clerks Association supported House Bill 1131.

Furthermore, there has been no more evidence of voter fraud using mail-in ballots than with conventional ballots.

However, according to The Denver Post, opposition to the bill came from both the far left, and the right. So Rep. Carole Murray, R-Castle Rock, decided to pull the bill she cosponsored with Sen. Mike Johnston, D-Denver. She hopes to work with county clerks over the next year to educate voters about mail-in ballots.

More and more Coloradans have been using mail-in ballots, even during general elections. As that trend continues, we suspect it’s only a matter of time until a bill such as HB 1131 is passed, and mail-in ballots become the accepted means of voting.


COMMENTS

Commenting is not available in this channel entry.


TOP JOBS
Search More Jobs





THE DAILY SENTINEL
734 S. Seventh St.
Grand Junction, CO 81501
970-242-5050
Editions
Subscribe to print edition
E-edition
Advertisers
Sign in to your account
Information

© 2015 Grand Junction Media, Inc.
By using this site you agree to the Visitor Agreement and the Privacy Policy