Lawmakers Postpone Vote on Bill Requiring Paper Ballots

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

Denver (AP) Lawmakers have postponed a vote on a bill that would require most voters to cast paper ballots in this year's elections.

After three hours of testimony on the bill, Senate Majority Leader Ken Gordon asked for the delay because lawmakers haven't gotten an estimate of how much the plan would cost.

The bill is facing strong opposition from county clerks. They say it would also cost over $11 million to switch to elections conducted mainly by paper ballots. They say they should be allowed to use all of their electronic voting machines instead of being forced to use paper.

Secretary of State Mike Coffman decertified most of the state's electronic voting and counting machines in December because of security and accuracy concerns. He has now recertified most of them with some conditions after listening to testimony from the clerks
and the public.

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