Democrats on Monday rejected proposals from Colorado Republicans that would make mail ballots optional and allow anyone to challenge votes cast by mail.
Colorado Republicans are taking aim at a new requirement that every registered voter get a ballot by mail.
Voters around Colorado dropped off ballots on Tuesday in the first-ever statewide mail ballot only election.
The flooding is affecting the election in parts of Colorado and Larimer County officials want to make sure voters who lost their homes can still cast their ballot next month.
A proposal by Democrats redefining Colorado elections rules to include same-day voter registration and ballots by mail to all voters is on its way to the governor’s desk.
Furious about Democratic-proposed election changes, Colorado Senate Republicans pushed debate past midnight Wednesday arguing against same-day registration and sending ballots by mail to all registered voters before the bill received initial approval.
Colorado Democrats advanced an elections overhaul Thursday that includes mailing ballots to every registered voter and allowing same-day registration — proposed changes that have Republicans nervous about the potential benefit to Democrats.
Colorado election clerks want lawmakers to consider mailing ballots to all registered voters and look at moving the registration deadline closer to elections.
More than a fifth of Colorado voters have already cast their ballots, with slightly more Republicans voting than Democrats.
Monday was the first day Coloradans could vote early and last Monday was when mail-in ballots went out. But there are things to remember when either voting in person or through the mail.