Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold Statement on Election Funding in Coronavirus Stimulus Package

The following is a press release from the Colorado Secretary of State and is published by Longmont Observer as a public service.

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Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold issued the following statement on the election funding component of the Federal Coronavirus stimulus package. 

“Voting is a fundamental right that is essential both in times of tranquility and crisis. To ensure the integrity and confidence of our electoral system, elected officials across the nation should strongly consider following Colorado’s lead by incorporating mail ballot systems.”

“It’s encouraging that the U.S. Senate has recognized the need to fund American elections during this national health crisis.  The planned $400 million of stimulus funding for states to promote mail ballots is a good step forward, but ultimately will need to be augmented in order for states to adopt mail ballots before the November General Election. With just six months to the election, action and funding are needed now.”

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