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January 8, 2014
HB 1062 would have allowed nonpartisan local elections (like city council) to be conducted using approval voting. Approval voting allows voters to vote for all of the candidates they like, and the top vote getter is elected.
March 21, 2014
HB 1335 allows candidates who are not affiliated with a major political party to raise the same amount in contributions as major party candidates, regardless of whether or not they have a primary election.
Letters & Testimony
February 17, 2009
Common Cause Colorado's response to the Election Reform Commission concerning the Registration/SCORE Database Sub Committee Recommendations.
February 10, 2009
This Common Cause Colorado co-written letter gives recommendations to the Election Reform Commission on the electoral system could be improved for all voters.
May 18, 2017; Blog Post
After four long months, it’s over--the 2017 Colorado legislative session officially came to an end on Wednesday, May 11. Colorado Common Cause staff played a significant role in advancing or defeating several important bills related to voting rights, open records, and campaign finance.
April 26, 2017; Blog Post
Approval voting is an electoral method that allows a voter to cast a vote for as many of the candidates for each office as the voter chooses--as opposed to just one. A new bill would allow cities, towns, counties, school districts, and special districts in Colorado to conduct nonpartisan elections using the approval voting model.
October 26, 2016
A Common Cause report released today places Colorado at the top of the heap among states when it comes to making voting accessible and ensuring that every vote is counted as cast.
June 30, 2016
The Census Bureau plans to count 2 million prisoners in a way that discriminates against other Americans
Research & Reports
October 23, 2014
Summary of Common Cause's findings regarding the state of Colorado's compliance with recommendations made by the Presidential Commission on Election Administration
November 8, 2013
This Common Cause Colorado Report reads, in part, 'Coloradans overwhelmingly voted in favor of Amendment 65, which directs Colorado's members of Congress and State Legislature to approve a constitutional amendment to allow for campaign contribution and spending limits, one of the few ways Coloradans have to push back against unlimited outside spending. The measure passed statewide with 74% of the vote, and passed in every single county in Colorado.'