Voting plan irks Colo. election officials |

Voting plan irks Colo. election officials

DENVER, Colorado ” A group representing county election officials says its members are “distressed” by plans to have Coloradans vote in person this year instead of by mail.

Governor Bill Ritter and legislative leaders say they want to have polling places open for voters to cast paper ballots after most of the state’s electronic voting equipment was disqualified.

The Colorado County Clerks Association said in a statement Thursday that a mail-in election would eliminate long lines and provide speedier results.

The group says clerks are “deeply distressed and disappointed” that their concerns were ignored. They raised the possibility that Colorado could become “the next national election disgrace.”

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