Final voter registration tally for Nov. 4 election pending
Voter registration for the upcoming general election drew to a close Monday with more than 500 people submitting registration and change of address forms on the deadline.
Voter registration cutoff Monday
Registered Democrats who wish to vote in the Aug. 12 Republican primary have until Monday to switch their party affiliation. Monday also is the deadline for voters to register for the primary.
Legislation introduced in response to electronic voting flap
Top state lawmakers from the Democratic and Republican parties introduced a bill Tuesday that, if passed, would all but mandate a paper-ballot election for Coloradans in 2008.
A day after Colorado Secretary of State Mike Coffman said voting equipment used in Routt County and throughout the state has been decertified, a leading state legislator expressed hope that some of the problems will soon be corrected.
What a difference a year makes. Voters in Steamboat Springs saw little delays at polling locations Tuesday, breezing through the ballot process in a distinct contrast from Election Day a year ago.
No additional voting machines for Election Day
Despite authorization to purchase 20 new electronic voting machines for the 2007 election, Routt County will work with the same number of machines it had in 2006, when hours-long lines at polling locations landed the county on the state's Election Watch List.
County officials expressed support this week for proposals to improve future Routt County elections.
Secretary of State puts Routt on Colorado Election Watch List through 2008
Routt County Commissioner Diane Mitsch Bush criticized Secretary of State Mike Coffman for making political hay in the name of election reform Wednesday after he announced the county now is on Colorado's Election Watch List.
Routt still may end up on Colorado election watch list
Local election officials received praise and a warning from the state Thursday. Four months after Routt County's calamitous November election, which saw hundreds of local voters wait for hours in long lines, Colorado Secretary of State Mike Coffman visited Steamboat Springs to assess the work being done to improve future elections.
Committee promotes early voting, hosts public forums
In future elections, voters in Hayden and Oak Creek could cast early ballots on a Saturday, and Steamboat Springs residents could vote at a local school. These are among the ideas to be floated by the Routt County Citizens Election Review Committee, which was formed to create strategies for improving local elections.
Post-election audit shows votes were counted accurately
Despite hours-long lines and several voting machine breakdowns, Routt County's votes were counted accurately in the Nov. 7 election, political and county officials said Friday.
Draft of 2006 county budget forecasts need for 2008 elections
Routt County Clerk and Recorder Kay Weinland forecasted several months ago that the county would need more electronic voting machines in 2008.
Following are comments of residents who waited in line for hours to vote Tuesday:
Democrats reclaimed governors' offices from the Northeast to the Rockies to the South on Tuesday, putting them on track to take a majority of the governorships for the first time in 12 years.
Firebrand Republican Rep. Marilyn Musgrave was in a dead heat for a third term Tuesday while a Democrat opened an early lead in the expensive and high-profile battle for a GOP-held seat in suburban Denver.