Coffman: Let Clerks Run Their Own Elections

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Secretary of State Mike Coffman is speaking out against a bill that would force counties to use paper ballots this election saying county clerks know best.

In a letter to the Rocky Mountain News, Coffman says the legislature and the governor should let county clerks decide on how they want to run their elections.

Mesa County Chief Deputy Clerk Amy Storm says the secretary's comments are a step in the right direction. Storm says she hopes county clerks and the secretary can come together to kill the bill that would require clerks use paper ballots as the primary means for voting.

Coffman decertified nearly all the state's electronic voting equipment back in December. Then, after retesting it, recertified it last month.