Voting Behind Bars

Ensuring Meaningful Ballot Access in Colorado's Jails

No one should be denied their right to vote—especially those who are incarcerated when they have never been convicted of a crime. County clerks are required to create and facilitate plans to coordinate with the county sheriff’s office so that eligible individuals are provided the opportunity to vote. This report has sought to determine how well this rule has been implemented with the goal of highlighting best practices and deficiencies in current practice.