The following to Colorado Senators and the Secretary of State are comments in [brackets] by Harvie Branscomb on texts extracted from a memo signed by Secretary of State Wayne W. Williams concerning HB 15-1130.
Recommend lay over the consideration of House and Senate versions of Senator Hill’s HB15- 1130 until after Sine Die.
The three Senate amendments in current form are far from ideal. The Senate version of the bill is not much more workable than the House version. Neither contains appropriate accountability that is necessitated by the lack of SOS rules for Title 31 elections. Both remain Continue reading Senator Hill’s HB1130: neither Senate nor House versions deserve adoption — too technical for conference committee repair →
April 22, 2015
The Honorable Secretary of State Williams
Colorado Department of State
1700 Broadway, Suite 200
Denver, CO 80290
Dear Secretary Williams:
We have received a copy of the letter you sent to Representatives Ryden and Nordberg and Senators Hill and Garcia regarding amendments to HB-1130. We thank you for your leadership in doing everything in your power to make sure all military and overseas
voters get a chance to cast a ballot.
We are concerned however about your opposition to L.036 which would prohibit online ballot marking. Your comments regarding scanning and emailing back a marked ballot
sends the wrong message and we worry that you may have been given technically faulty
advice. In your letter you state:
“The state uses an innovative application from Everyone Counts that allows UOCAVA voters to specifically access their ballot online, mark it
and print it out to verify their selections. The concern that the system is hackable is a nonstarter because the voter must still print it, sign it, scan it, and send it back to the clerk’s office.”
Continue reading Electronic Frontier Foundation responds to Sec. Williams’ claims that email ballots and on line ballot marking are not hackable →