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View Diary: Early voting convenience in Colorado recall election--not. (6 comments)

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  •  Limited voter access - Giron's bill caused it (0+ / 0-)

    To your point of limited access to polls, I need to point you to HB 13-1303, which was sponsored in the Senate by Angela Giron, and passed along party lines.

    This bill took away your neighborhood polling locations, and replaced them with far fewer 'voting centers'.

    So, when you can't find your polling location, after driving for 20 minutes, or are faced with long lines when you finally find your voting center, you can thank Angela Giron.

    This bill was pushed for the purpose of creating longer voter lines and an Election Commission who will suggest that the long lines need to be corrected by giving control of our elections to the Feds.

    •  Access to polls (0+ / 0-)

      Point away if you want, but the reality--according to Secretary of State Scott Gessler and El Paso County Clerk and Recorder Wayne Williams--is that they can't do their jobs under the recall rules established in 1912. With only 15 days to certify the candidates and hear legal challenges, there is obviously no time to print ballots for a mail-in election OR for an in-person election.

      The problem is not HB 13-1303, it's the recall system, which has never been used before.

      The election bill was pushed for the purpose of moving towards an all-mail-in system, which should not be a problem for either party. The only argument against it is that it tends to increase voter participation.

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