Colorado Earns Top Marks for Voting and Election Confidence
Voters in Colorado can have the highest confidence in the country that elections are free and fair in the state, according to a new study that assessed election accountability ahead of the 2022 midterm elections.
Colorado, Maryland and Washington received the highest scores in a study from the Democracy Initiative Education fund released April 13, with the Centennial State coming in first. Nine states and Washington, D.C., earned the distinction of a “high confidence” rating. The DIEC is the nonprofit arm of the progressive advocacy coalition Democracy Initiative.
“We’re always happy to see when we’re recognized for our system. They’re not telling us anything we don’t already know,” Pueblo County Clerk and Recorder Gilbert “Bo” Ortiz, a Democrat, told Colorado Newsline. “For me, it’s going to be three elections this year. We see what’s happening in our systems because we’ve done it before and see that it’s safe.”