All-paper vote may get Colorado panel’s endorsement
DENVER, Colorado” A state panel analyzing Colorado elections may vote next week on whether to recommend that Colorado switch to an all-paper system by 2014.
A subcommittee of the Election Reform Commission recommended the change Tuesday, citing studies that say electronic voting equipment is unreliable.
County clerks who prefer the electronic gear would be allowed to continue using it until 2013 under the recommendation.
Commission Chairman Ken Gordon says the compromise would give clerks some certainty over the next few years, and if any issues came up they can be handled by the Legislature in the next four years.
Clerks have advocated for electronic voting equipment and last year helped defeat a bill that called for all-paper elections in 2008.