A joint committee of the legislature reviewed election reforms in Colorado to try to reverse the state’s trend of declining voter participation. A key strategy used in Colorado was to mail ballots to every registered voter whether or not they request it. “You put a ballot in the mailbox of every registered voter and surprise, surprise most of them mail it back,” said Secretary of State Alex Padilla.
Colorado has also turned to election centers instead of neighborhood polling places, which can be hard to get to for voters who commute to work or away from home for most of the day or evening.
“Their vote centers are located all over town and open anywhere from 8 to 14 days prior to election day,” said Senator Ben Allen, chair of the committee.
Allen and Padilla both visited Colorado during elections held there over the past several months. They noted that the voting centers had the technology to determine where a voter was registered and print up an appropriate ballot.
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