Thursday, October 9, 2008

Ritter Tells Coffman He Should Clarify that Voter Deadline is Election Day

Gov. Bill Ritter today urged Secretary of State Mike Coffman to immediately correct an error Coffman’s office made regarding the deadline for fixing an incomplete voter registration application. The deadline is actually Nov. 4 (Election Day), not Oct. 6 as previously announced by Coffman.

Ritter also asked Coffman to cooperate with the administration in seeking an expansion of early voting opportunities in counties across the state.

“We are less than one month away from an election in which record numbers of people will seek to cast their ballots in Colorado and across the nation,” Ritter said. “We must do everything we can to ensure Colorado is in full compliance with all provisions of the Help America Vote Act, that voters are not being improperly purged from the voting rolls, and that eligible and qualified citizens are not being improperly denied the ability to register to vote.”

The text of Ritter's letter is available here.