Major Colorado Election Changes Up For Debate

DENVER (AP) — Big changes to how Colorado elections are run are expected to be debated in the state House.

The proposals include sending a ballot to every registered voter, same-day voter registration, and eliminating the category of “inactive” voters. That currently applies to voters who skip even one election and restricts their ability to get ballots by mail. Voters who get ballots in the mail could still vote in person if they choose.

The House is expected to debate the bill in the Democrat-led House on Thursday afternoon. The debate could last several hours before an initial vote.

The bill has been widely criticized by Republicans, who have raised concerns about voter fraud and have accused Democrats of not collaborating with GOP leaders on the proposal.

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