Monday, November 03, 2008

Last-Minute Election Questions, Anyone?

Tomorrow is Election Day, and record numbers of Americans have voted early or cast their votes via mail-in ballots. The Denver Post stated today that county clerks' offices throughout Colorado were "prepared for the deluge of mail-in ballots that will pour into the offices in the last two days of the election." TV/radio news program Democracy Now! reported that "more votes have been cast before Election Day than ever before" and that problematic situations such as long lines, inadequate amounts of back-up paper ballots, and irregularities with electronic voting machines have already arisen.

If you're curious about Colorado procedures, laws, and regulations addressing the election, don't hesitate to visit the Colorado Secretary of State Elections Center. In a September blog post we recommended this site for those researching state ballot measures, but the Elections Center also provides election laws, rules, and advisory information; voter registration drive information; campaign finance filings; news updates on election issues; and voter/ballot status verification. If you want to examine Title 1 of the Colorado Revised Statutes, the law pertaining to elections, you can find it here.

For additional election resources, on Colorado as well as the United States, check out our guide to Elections and Voting.

And if you haven't already, be sure to vote!

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