Protecting the integrity of our elections
Protecting our democracy from foreign or domestic attacks is not a partisan issue. In order for our government to function with legitimacy, Americans must trust in the accuracy of our elections.
Colorado is the first state in the country to institute risk-limiting audits for every election. This process assures voters that their votes have been accurately counted and tabulated and that their will is reflected in the election results. We have also implemented a uniform voting system which allows for statewide uniformity in cybersecurity measures.
Because of the use of mail ballots, and the fact that the uniform voting system requires a paper ballot be generated even with in-person voting, there is a paper trail for virtually all ballots in Colorado. This helps to ensure election integrity. There are ongoing efforts to modernize our voter registration process, which will further guarantee the accuracy of our voter rolls.
Colorado Election Protection
At Colorado Common Cause, we are committed to defending voting rights, making the ballot box accessible for all eligible voters, and safeguarding our voting systems to guarantee accurate and fair elections. Every election year, we mobilize volunteers to help our fellow Coloradans navigate the voting process and cast their votes without obstruction, confusion, or intimidation.
Our nonpartisan voter protection program seeks to ensure every eligible voter who wants to vote can do so, and every vote is counted accurately. This program is not affiliated with any party, candidate, or issue campaign.
Become an Election Protection Volunteer
No qualified Coloradan should be deprived of their right to vote due to confusion, suppression, or intimidation.
That’s why Colorado Common Cause has developed an election protection program for midterm and presidential elections. Direct volunteer intervention is the most effective way to make sure voters can’t be disenfranchised by confusion over election rules, long lines, under-resourced polling places, and acts of intimidation or deception.
With our election protection program, we help eliminate these obstacles and make elections more efficient by:
- Ensuring voters have access to the ballot box to make their vote count
- Providing voters with necessary voting information and answering their questions
- Quickly identifying and correcting any problems at polling places
- Gathering information to illustrate potential barriers to voting
Join us in safeguarding our elections by signing up to be a:
- Poll Monitor: Identify issues at the polls, answer voters’ questions, and connect those who are denied a ballot to legal resources. PPE will be provided.
- Roving Poll Monitor: Drive or bike between polling places and check on lines, signage, and poll preparation. Report back to HQ on any problems at the polls that need to be solved.
- Social Media Monitor: Search for social media posts that share issues at the polls, connect voters to resources and support, and report election-related mis- and disinformation.
- 866-OUR VOTE Hotline Monitor: *Must be a law student, attorney, or have a legal background* Respond and field calls from voters concerning election deadlines, trouble at the polls, and other issues and track and record information accordingly.
- Voter Contact Volunteer: Use phone banking tools to talk to thousands of voters to give them accurate voting information and support.