Colorado Backs Off Proposal To Trim Early Voting

DENVER (AP) – Early voting will remain at 15 days in Colorado this fall after a GOP House committee changed a bill that would have curbed early voting to a week.

The voting measure still makes some changes to how Coloradans vote. It would allow counties to set up large “vote centers” in heavy election years, instead of requiring vote centers to be set up during slower off-year elections.

The bill would also allow county election officials not to have voter information cards forwarded to voters who have moved. Some voting advocates opposed the change, but others argued that forwarding voter cards would only lead to voters receiving incorrect information about where they cast ballots.

The proposal awaits a vote by the full House.

LINK: House Bill 1267

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