Tuesday, September 21, 2004

Use a provisional ballot instead of a DRE

Pete Klammer and I have had extensive offline discussions on the topic of provisional vs. absentee ballots for DRE voting situations.

Pete has definitely convinced me that voters in DRE situations should use a provisional ballot instead of a DRE. We verified with the Secretary of State that voters have this right (see below).

Pete has done an excellent job of analysis, and his arguments are solid. He plans to publish them for all to see.

Al Kolwicz
Citizens for Accurate Mail Ballot Election Results

From: Bill Compton [mailto:Bill.Compton@SOS.STATE.CO.US]
Sent: Tuesday, September 21, 2004 7:39 AM
To: alkolwicz@qwest.net
Cc: Public Administration
Subject: RE: Please confirm

Dear Mr. Kolwicz:

This is to confirm that an eligible elector who does not present ID at an early or precinct voting place is legally entitled under both state and federal law to vote a provisional ballot.

Bill Compton
Director of Elections