Secretary of State Asking for More Time to Fix Voting Machines

Denver (AP) _ Secretary of State Mike Coffman is asking state
lawmakers for more time and flexibility to fix problems with the
state's electronic voting machines.

He says it's possible they could be ready by November’s
elections, but Coffman says he can't guarantee the machines will be
used because first he needs to ensure they are secure.

Coffman threw the state's election plans into confusion last
month when he ruled that most of the electronic voting equipment
used in Colorado was unsuitable because of security and accuracy

The manufacturers and some county election officials have
questioned Coffman’s methods and rulings, and he has been softening
his position in recent days.

Coffman briefed state lawmakers about the problems yesterday.