Tuesday, October 12, 2004

Group asks to observe emergency meeting

Secretary Davidson:

We would like to observe the emergency meeting you described in the Denver Post article of October 10.

6,000 felons on voter lists http://www.denverpost.com/Stories/0,1413,36~23827~2457832,00.html?search=filter

Move to purge felons from voter rolls http://www.denverpost.com/Stories/0,1413,36~64~2460975,00.html?search=filter

More weaknesses in state's voting system http://www.denverpost.com/Stories/0,1413,36~73~2461251,00.html#

Felons will get to cast special ballot http://www.denverpost.com/Stories/0,1413,36~64~2461551,00.html#

In addition to felons, we hope that you will also discuss how clerks are planning to implement the laws regarding citizenship, and any other voter eligibility requirements.

We believe that clerks have inappropriately accepted recent registrations with no voter Identification. Consequently, verifying the eligibility of voters when they are issued a ballot is vital. Therefore, at the emergency meeting, we ask that you also discuss how watchers will be provided with the information that they need to challenge ineligible voters. Boulder County has told us that watchers may not see if a person requesting a ballot had provided Identification when they registered, and where the person’s registration came from (e.g. drivers license, elections office, authorized voter drive by source, etc.).

Please notify us when and where this emergency meeting will take place so that we can observe.

Thank you for your prompt reply.

Al Kolwicz
Executive Director