New Colorado law cracks down on election petitioners
DENVER, Colorado ” Gov. Bill Ritter has signed an election-reform bill designed to prevent fraud in the Colorado’s initiative petition process.
The bill signed Friday will require companies that hire people to circulate initiative petitions to be licensed in Colorado.
The bill also requires that circulators be trained so they can comply with petition laws.
The bill’s sponsor, House Speaker Terrance Carroll, says concerns were raised in recent elections about the use of paid petition circulators, some from out of state, who were accused of faking signatures and addresses.
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