Gessler's attempts to make ballots public opposed

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email
The Colorado County Clerks Association is opposing
efforts by Secretary of State Scott Gessler to make ballots
available for public review.

Press conference at the State Capitol: L to R-Secretary of State Scott Gessler joined state Representative Chris Holbert (R-Parker) to discuss legislation (HB1252) aimed at allowing verification of citizenship on the voter rolls. John Prieto/The Denver Post.

Denver (AP) -- The Colorado County Clerks Association is opposing
efforts by Secretary of State Scott Gessler to make ballots
available for public review. The Denver Post reports that Gessler
says he wants to begin the rulemaking process to make ballots
public. The move follows a court victory for Saguache County
residents who wanted to inspect ballots in a county commissioner
and county clerk's race. Gessler wants to increase public
confidence, but the clerks group says it creates a never ending

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  • by BA Location: Grand Junction on Sep 26, 2011 at 11:13 PM
    These ballots should remain private. I will leave it to an old saying, "Things you should not openly discuss are politics, religion, and sex." Some things should stay to yourself and these are the biggies. I would prefer no one except myself know how I vote.
  • by Voter on Sep 26, 2011 at 01:59 PM
    The issue is keeping anonymity - especially with the mail in ballots that are used here in Mesa County. I really do not want anyone knowing who I voted for. I also understand the issue of the Clerks. Do we really want to pay people to keep presenting the records to the public (and watch them as they view them)? I sure do not want MY secret ballot on the internet... This public ballot thing smells more of union thuggery than anything else. By the way, Practical, your first two examples of Fanny Mae and Freddie Mac were NOT private companies, but GOVERNMENT entities... Also, the AIG (and all of the issues with the banking industry since 2008) are not the fault of the private sector, but rather the left's insistence that EVERYONE should own a home, regardless of income level. Banks were FORCED to make mortgages to low income people who they knew could not make the payments, if they did not, they were faced with sit-ins, charges of racism, and other tactics. Please get your facts straight before speaking.
  • by Practical Location: Fapsville on Sep 26, 2011 at 08:44 AM
    Like Fanny Mae and Freddie Mac or Enron or Allstate or AIG? Yeah, a lot of good solutions in the private sector. There are greedy and/or incompetent people doing every kind of job that America has to offer, and you can't change it. That is the way our culture is structured. The only thing that does make sense is a good education. A good education is the best defense because the more one knows the less he or she has to depend upon others.
  • by Disgusted Location: Ritterville on Sep 26, 2011 at 07:36 AM
    If these incompetent government hacks could get to where they could just register a car in a reasonable time frame, I would be shocked and amazed! Fire all of them and turn it over to the private sector.
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