Colorado had a Primary Election on June 30, 2020.  It received little attention in the news because vote by mail worked smoothly.


July 1, 2020
Secretary of State

Colorado’s Record-Breaking State Primary Proves Vote-by-Mail Model is Successful:

Turnout Shows Americans Can Have Accessible Elections Even in a Pandemic


Colorado’s primary also shows both Democrats and Republicans enthusiastically embrace vote-by-mail. 



July 1, 2020
KKTV - Colorado Springs

Tuesday's Primary Boasts Biggest Turnout of Any State Primary in Colorado History

In addition to high turnout, in-person voting was rare -- 99.3 % of ballots were returned by mail or ballot drop box.


July 1, 2020
New York Times

An Election Day Success

Voters didn’t have to wait in long lines. Turnout was high. And results were available shortly after the polls closed.

Sounds almost too good to be true, doesn’t it?

It’s not. It is a description of yesterday’s primaries in Colorado.


July 1, 2020
Denver Post


June 26, 2020

Fraud In Ballots By Mail In Colorado?

Not Much 

“Our referral rate for potential double voting and further investigation into in our 2018 general election was 0.0027 percent of all ballots cast.”  ... That meant 62 ballots out of 1.5 million cast. Referral means sending them over to the attorney general for a further look.


June 15, 2020
Colorado Politics

State to Provide Funding for 100 Additional Ballot  Drop Boxes

Drop boxes increase security; improve access (e.g., for Native American voters).  Some jurisdictions use them year-round for other documents (e.g., property tax payments, etc.)


April 30, 2020
Rolling Stone

Colorado’s Vote-by-Mail System Could Save the 2020 Election.  Why Aren’t More States Using It?

Vote by mail is needed to keep Americans and our democracy safe in the era of coronavirus

We thank the League of Women Voters of West Virginia and the League of Women Voters of Morgantown-Monongalia County for their sponsorship.  The League is not responsible for content.
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