According to the Denver Post,
DenverPost.com - Article Launched: 3/09/2006 01:00 AM
Colorado elections director William "Billy" Compton has been asked to leave his post early after he took a job as political director for the Democratic Party. Compton was scheduled to leave March 17, but left Wednesday instead.
Republican Secretary of State Gigi Dennis said through a spokesman that she wanted to avoid any appearance of a conflict.
"Mr. Compton is on paid administrative leave. His last official day was today," Dennis' spokeswoman Dana Williams said. "The reason for that is because of the nature of his new position with a partisan organization."