Statement from Rick Palacio, Chairman of the Colorado Democratic Party on HB 1303 Voter Access & Modernized Elections Signed Into Law:
Colorado Democratic Party Chair Rick Palacio released the following statement on the Colorado election bill, to be signed today by Governor John Hickenlooper.
“This is a big day for Colorado voters and we should be proud that our state continues to be a leader in allowing access to the ballot and modernizing elections.
“Bipartisan county clerks and voters rights organizations sat down and came up with a pragmatic, commonsense approach to simplifying the process for voters. Every registered voter will get a ballot in the mail – and they have a choice on how to cast their vote: in person or by mail. Colorado voters will have the most options available in future election.
“Every county’s access to the statewide online poll books means 21st century technology gives us secure voting and assured integrity of our elections.
“The end result is that more eligible Colorado voters will participate in our elections, and that’s a win for our democratic process.”