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Colorado

With the passage of the Help America Vote Act, Colorado’s Secretary of State, Gigi Dennis, appointed a committee consisting of county elections clerks, state elections officials and legislators. The HAVA Steering Committee, along with the Secretary of State, initiated steps to fulfill necessary requirements of their states voting machine certification and compliance. Following our 2006 lawsuit against the Secretary of State, Colorado is now following court ordered guidelines to improve the accuracy and efficacy of these testing procedures. Voter Action continues our work in Colorado, working to ensure the implementation and compliance with these new standards.

Recent News

  • A computer-science professor on Monday told a panel charged with reforming Colorado's election systems that electronic voting machines like those used in some of Colorado's largest counties are unreliable and vulnerable to tampering.

  • By Ernest Luning, The Colorado Independent
    An electronic voting machine in Adams County repeatedly failed to accept a vote for a Democratic state Senate candidate — instead registering the vote for her Republican opponent.

Colorado Legal Action

Conroy v. Dennis

In June 2006, a group of Colorado voters filed a lawsuit in Denver District Court challenging the Colorado Secretary of State’s certification of certain DRE voting systems and seeking a court order to prevent the use of such systems in Colorado elections. More >>