Mon January 7, 2013

Colorado Secretary of State Wants Your Feedback on Elections

Colorado Secretary of State Scott Gessler is kicking off a second 'election integrity' listening tour this week. Gessler held a similar tour in December, aimed at gathering information to help improve future elections.

Spokesman Andrew Long says they had "great turnout" for that first round, with feedback from a number of Coloradans who volunteered at polling places during the last election.

"We really depend on that kind of first-hand experience and feedback so that we can do the best on our side of setting policy that makes sure that we have elections where, as the Secretary says, it’s easy to vote but tough to cheat."

Gessler, a Republican, says he is focused on improving election integrity. He is currently under investigation for allegations he improperly used public money for partisan purposes in 2012 -- charges which he vigorously denies.

The listening tour began Monday morning and continues through the week, with meetings Tuesday in Greeley and Fort Collins. All events are open to the public.

Details of the tour's Front Range stops:

Monday, January 7

Morgan County

2:00-3:30 P.M.
Morgan County Assembly Room
231 Ensign Street
Fort Morgan, 80701

Tuesday, January 8

Weld County

9:00-10:30 A.M.
Weld County Elections Office
1401 N 17th Avenue
Greeley, 80631

Larimer County

12:00-1:30 P.M.
Harmony Library – Community Room
4616 S. Shields
Fort Collins, 80526